Posts Tagged ‘ klezmer ’

Surf Music + Klezmer = This Groundbreaking Yiddish Fiddler

September 30, 2015
By
Michael Alpert

Michael Alpert is not interested in nostalgia. An architect of the what some like to call the klezmer revival, his influences come directly from pre-World War II Ashkenazi Jewish traditions, but also from the surf music and mariachi he grew up listening to in California. Now that he’s being presented…

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Young, In Love, and Fiddling the Torah, Appalachian-Style

August 25, 2015
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Young, In Love, and Singing Torah, Appalachian-Style

Montclair, New Jersey seems a world apart from Appalachia, the cradle of what’s known as…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

March 26, 2014
By
pushkin

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

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The Black, Gay, Jewish Shtetl Virtuoso

February 21, 2014
By
russel

What do you get when a black, Jewish,…

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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…

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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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