The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Lorin Sklamberg on the Story Behind the Founding of The Klezmatics
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, discusses his early years in New York City leading up to the formation of the Klezmatics.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Lorin Sklamberg.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It Was More Like a Resuscitation": Lorin Sklamberg's Thoughts on Klezmer Revival
3 min 58 sec
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