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.
Why You Won't Hear Me Singing About The Old Country: Lorin Sklamberg on The Klezmatics Repertoire
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, explains the group's decision to avoid playing Jewish music which didn't reflect their reality as American Jews and shares his thoughts on creating authentic music.
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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