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Posts Tagged ‘ klezmer ’

Politics, Protest, and Klezmer in Ukraine’s Freedom Square

March 26, 2014
By
pushkin

What does Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti, also known as Freedom Square, sound like? There’s of course plenty of chanting, talking, and arguing. And thanks Kiev’s Pushkin Klezmer Band, there’s also traditional Jewish music. Ukrainian Jews, like their leaders are divided over the political crisis. But band leader Dmitry “Mitya” Gerasimov is not just another voice…

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The Black, Gay, Jewish Shtetl Virtuoso

February 21, 2014
By
russel

What do you get when a black, Jewish, gay Yiddish and classical singer gets together…

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A Yiddish Poet’s Musical Second Wind

January 13, 2014
By
Tsvey Vetln

When composer Benjy Fox-Rosen was a kid, his grandmother sang him the songs of her favorite Yiddish…

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Rav Yehuda Gets His Groove On

October 14, 2013
By
jake-marmer

“Said Rav Yehuda: Even silence has its rules,” announces…

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West Side Story, The Catholic-Jewish Version

September 3, 2013
By
west-side-story

Imagine gritty NYC streets in the 1950s. An…

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German Klezmer by “The Talking Clarinet”

April 11, 2013
By
eisel

All it took was one klezmer improvisation workshop with Israeli…

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Video: Royal Wedding, Klezmer-Style

February 14, 2013
By
Royal Wedding, Klezmer-Style

Did you know that Kate Middleton and Prince…

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Klezmer in Jerusalem

January 17, 2013
By
kool-klezmer

O, Jerusalem! Jewish culture capital of the world,…

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The Precious Age of 13

May 30, 2012
By
the precious age of 13

The singer James Levy’s deep rumbling voice and…

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Beautiful Land, Beautiful People

February 2, 2012
By
ChanaRothman

Chana Rothman, a folksinger and guitarist, has crafted herself…

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Gays, Gypsies and Jews

January 23, 2012
By
gay-gypsy-jew

A lot has been said about a new…

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Popcorn Klezmer

November 2, 2011
By
socalled-lomo

Socalled is the performing name of Montreal-based composer…

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