Posts Tagged ‘ klezmer ’

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. Novotný, a professor of comparative religion, Judaism, and Hebrew at Ostrava University in the Czech Republic, leads as culturally Jewish of a life as you can get. After studying Torah in Prague, he eventually fell…

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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 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…

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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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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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