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.
"It Was More Like a Resuscitation": Lorin Sklamberg's Thoughts on Klezmer Revival
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, discusses his role in Klezmer revival and his sadness that the line of musical transmission from one generation to another was broken.
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
Why You Won't Hear Me Singing About The Old Country: Lorin Sklamberg on The Klezmatics Repertoire
4 min 21 sec
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