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
"It Was More Like a Resuscitation": Lorin Sklamberg's Thoughts on Klezmer Revival3 minutes 58 seconds
1987-1994: Lorin Sklamberg Describes YIVO At A Moment of Transition4 minutes 47 seconds
Lorin Sklamberg on the Story Behind the Founding of The Klezmatics5 minutes 2 seconds
Sing Your Truth: Advice to Aspiring Jewish Musicians54 seconds
Developing A Style and Finding A Voice For The Klezmatics6 minutes 6 seconds
Lorin Sklamberg On His Early Experiences With Jewish Music2 minutes 38 seconds
A Low Fat, High Fiber Kugel1 minute 34 seconds
Why You Won't Hear Me Singing About The Old Country: Lorin Sklamberg on The Klezmatics Repertoire4 minutes 21 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
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