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.
Pete Rushefsky's Journey to Klezmer
Pete Rushefsky, executive director of the Center for Traditional Music & Dance, explains how he ended up playing Klezmer on the tsimbl (cimbalom, a type of hammered dulcimer).
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Pete Rushefsky.
This excerpt is in English.
Pete Rushefsky was born in Rochester, NY in 1970.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.