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Henri Oppenheim's Oral History
Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 18, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
This interview was conducted in English.
Video highlights from this oral history
The Mysteries of Jewish Music0 seconds
Setting Yiddish Poetry to Music0 seconds
Learning Yiddish to Go Deeper Into and Beyond Klezmer0 seconds
Understand a Language to Understand the Soul0 seconds
Learning Yiddish and Love of Words0 seconds
Grandmother's Jewishness: Warm, Strong, and Tasty!0 seconds
Reflection on Transmission of Jewish Identity and Culture0 seconds
Activism and Jewish Music for Francophones0 seconds
Can Yiddish Music Be Heard As Word Music?0 seconds
From Math to Klezmer Music0 seconds
It's Important To Know History, and Then Forget It0 seconds
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