Welcome

Welcome to Mini-KlezNorth 2022 online! We have a wonderful range of tutors workshops and a fantastic concert.

Logging in to classes, sessions and concerts

If you have a full day ticket then all the Zoom links are in the ‘Workshop Links’ page at https://kleznorth.org.uk/march22/. This page is password-protected and you should have received the password by email. If you don’t have the password, please contact Aisha at bookings@kleznorth.org.uk. Please also email Aisha if you have bought a concert ticket and have not received the Zoom link.

After each session, the meeting room will close and you’ll have to log in again to come to the next session. 

Your name / renaming on Zoom

Make sure your Zoom name is similar to the name you used to register for the event. You’ll be admitted to the sessions from Zoom waiting rooms and this helps us to know it’s you!

If you have a Zoom work account with a different name to yours, make sure you’re logged out of that account before you log in to a KlezNorth session.

Tablet/smartphone users: there’s usually an option to add your name before logging into the meeting.

If you find yourself in a waiting room for a long time after the scheduled start time for a session, text or WhatsApp Fiona Frank, Technical Coordinator: +447778 737681 or email fionafrank@gmail.com

When you come into the Zoom room, rename yourself with your name, instrument and/or location.

Resources

Some tutors may provide materials in advance. Any resources can be found on the password protected page https://kleznorth.org.uk/march22/.

Code of Conduct

There is a Code of Conduct for KlezNorth Online which we expect everyone to observe. Please make sure that you read it https://kleznorth.org.uk/code_of_conduct/

Private chat

Private chat will be disabled during workshops as there are young people participating in KlezNorth. If you have comments during the session, please put them in public ‘chat’ and send questions this way, or via a private message to the host(s).

Schmoozing

If you just want to hang out and chat then the KlezNorth Kafé will be open from 12:00 to 20:00. The link is on the password protected page at https://kleznorth.org.uk/march22/. After the evening concert there Zoom meeting will remain open for schmoozing.

Recording

Mini-KlezNorth sessions will be recorded. Any sessions to be recorded will include an announcement at the start saying clearly that the session is to be recorded and recorded sessions will be available to all participants for two weeks.  Some recorded material may be made available to non-particpants such as reserchers if they include material that may be useful for archives or future research into Klezmer/Yiddish Culture. Excerpts of these recordings may be also used for publicity or marketing. Anybody participating in one of these sessions who does not want to appear in a video that may be publicly available should notify the committee after the session by emailing recording@kleznorth.org.uk and we will make sure to choose clips you are not in. Note: concert recordings will include only performers – audience members will not be recorded.

System failure

We will email everyone right away if there is a total Zoom failure. We will then email again a bit later to explain what’s happening next.

Helpdesk

If you have any technical problems during the weekend, please go to the helpdesk – link on the password protected page https://kleznorth.org.uk/march22/.

Volunteers

We have a wonderful team of volunteers, all of whom are also musicians & dancers. Their main job when they are working in the sessions is to help the tutor so everything goes smoothly. The rest of the time their job will be to enjoy themselves and not work! Please be lovely to them.

KlezNorth 2022 has been organised by:

  • Aisha Walker
  • Alan Zinober
  • Fiona Frank
  • Ian Stern
  • Keith Lander
  • Michael Alpert
  • Phil Tomlinson

*Instructions for joining a Zoom meeting, troubleshooting & joining by phone

The direct link is in the title of each session on the programme for those who have booked full day tickets (email bookings@kleznorth.org.uk if you have lost the password). There are three ways to join a Zoom meeting:

  1. Click on the link for the meeting. If you’re given a choice to download the Zoom app, do so; if you’re asked to join with computer audio, do so.
  2. On a desktop or laptop, go to zoom.us on your browser. Then, where it says ‘join meeting’, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode. If you’re given a choice to download the Zoom app, do so; if you’re asked to join with computer audio, do so.
  3. On a smartphone or tablet, download the Zoom app. Where it says ‘join meeting’, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode and follow the instructions including confirming when it asks you to ‘join using internet audio’.

You need to make sure that you have the latest version of Zoom and, if you want to people to hear you play or sing, you need to enable original sound. For more information, please see the Zoom support documents https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Upgrading-Zoom-to-the-latest-version and https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115003279466-Using-and-preserving-original-sound-in-a-meeting (look at the section called “How to preserve original sound in a meeting”).

If you have difficulties with joining the Zoom meeting over the internet, you can dial in using an ordinary phone (calls charged at your usual rate). You can find a number for every country here: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keiXaujGf4. Dial the number, then enter the Meeting ID and the passcode.