Posts Tagged ‘ klezmer ’

Meet The Wonderful Old Men of The Holocaust Survivor Band

June 1, 2016
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The Holocaust Survivor Band

Take two Holocaust survivors, Saul Dreier, 91, and Reuwen “Ruby” Sosnowicz, 88. Add Ruby’s daughter, vocalist Chana Rose, and other guest vocalists and musicians, and together you get the Holocaust Survivor Band, a unique outfit that’s telling the world through their Yiddish and Hebrew tunes that they beat Hitler — and…

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The Most Jewish Goyish Choir Leader in Europe

April 26, 2016
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The Most Jewish Goyish Choir Leader in Europe

Dr. Tomáš Novotný isn’t Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at his CV.…

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Surf Music + Klezmer = This Groundbreaking Yiddish Fiddler

September 30, 2015
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Michael Alpert

Michael Alpert is not interested in nostalgia. An architect of the what some like to…

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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…

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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…

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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
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pushkin

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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russel

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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west-side-story

Imagine gritty NYC streets in the 1950s. An…

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