Posts Tagged ‘ klezmer ’

If Your Cantor Were a Rock Star He Would Sound Like This

March 30, 2015
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If you ask Brooklyn-based musician Yoshie Fruchter, the great cantors of the 20th century –Yossele Rosenblatt, Leib Glantz, and Fruchter’s own grandfather — were actually laying the groundwork for a new brand of rock. If these names don’t ring a bell, don’t worry: Fruchter’s album Schizophonia, which reinterprets great cantorial recordings…

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Christmas Eve Music for the Whole Mishpucha

December 24, 2014
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Christmas Eve Music for the Whole Mishpucha

Are you struggling with holiday music choices for your interfaith family? Or perhaps you’re a…

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Heartbreaking Home Videos From the Old Country

October 30, 2014
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Heartbreaking Home Videos From the Old Country

We tend to think of early 20th-century Jewish migration as a one-way street. But a New…

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

March 26, 2014
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What does Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti, also known as…

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The Black, Gay, Jewish Shtetl Virtuoso

February 21, 2014
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What do you get when a black, Jewish,…

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A Yiddish Poet’s Musical Second Wind

January 13, 2014
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Tsvey Vetln

When composer Benjy Fox-Rosen was a kid, his grandmother sang…

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Rav Yehuda Gets His Groove On

October 14, 2013
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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
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Imagine gritty NYC streets in the 1950s. An…

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German Klezmer by “The Talking Clarinet”

April 11, 2013
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eisel

All it took was one klezmer improvisation workshop with Israeli…

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Video: Royal Wedding, Klezmer-Style

February 14, 2013
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Royal Wedding, Klezmer-Style

Did you know that Kate Middleton and Prince…

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Klezmer in Jerusalem

January 17, 2013
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O, Jerusalem! Jewish culture capital of the world,…

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The Precious Age of 13

May 30, 2012
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The singer James Levy’s deep rumbling voice and…

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