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Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band

Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band

Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band

November 29, 1986

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Audio Library

The Klezmer-Yiddish Family

Pete Rushefsky, executive director for the Center for Traditional Music & Dance, reflects on the connections he's made in the klezmer-Yiddish scene, including with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and her descendants.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

A Personal Connection to Klezmer Music

Jeff Warschauer discusses his path to klezmer music and how he came to be interested in it while studying at the New England Conservatory. He describes the vibrant klezmer scene in the 1980s at the Conservatory, and explains that he decided to becom...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

What is Klezmer Revival?

Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, says that although many believe it to be a recent phenomenon, the Klezmer revival has been going on since the 1970's, when the demand for klezmer music was non-existent.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Foundation of the Klezmer Conservatory Band

Frank London - founding member of the Klezmatics and Frank London's All-Star Klezmer Brass Ensemble - gives a brief history of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, of which he was a founding member.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Klezmer: The Voice of Jewish Mourning

Jerry Weinstein, former Education professor at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, describes the change in Klezmer style music which he has witnessed over the years.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

From Rock and Roll to Klezmer: Seth Rogovoy Reflects

Seth Rogovoy, culture critic, writer, and historian, remembers how he got involved with klezmer through his beginnings in rock and roll.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Dancing to Klezmer Music

Georg Brinkmann—klezmer musician and teacher—speaks about how dancing to Klezmer music can be for everybody; even if you have little or no experience.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Peter Sokolow, Klezmer Fats

Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, shares the origins of his pseudonym "Klezmer Fats" and plays a song from his eponymous album that demonstrates the way he combines the style of Fats Waller with traditional K...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

What is a Klezmer

Benjy Fox-Rosen explains his view of klezmer music and the social importance of klezmer musicians and klezmer music for Ashkenazi culture.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

The Growth and Success of Klezmer

Tine Kindermann talks about watching the klezmer world develop and her amazement that young musicians can support themselves playing music influenced by klezmer.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Yiddish Misfits Gathered and Scattered: Reflections on the Klezmer Revival, Diaspora, and Movement

Rachel Weston, London-based singer with a particular interest in Yiddish song, reflects on the Klezmer revival as it relates to Yiddish as dichotomous to nationalism. She describes how Yiddish is opposite, alternate, and powerful in its suggestion th...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Playing Klezmer as a German Catholic

Georg Brinkmann—klezmer musician and teacher—speaks about reactions he receives about the music he plays, considering his personal identity as a German Catholic.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

the Klezmer revival

Klezmer musician Michael Winograd talks about how a Klezmer revival happened, but is not still happening.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

The Klezmer Revival

Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - talks about the risks and benefits of cultural revivals, and why the Klezmer revival was such a success.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Klezmer Banjo

Henry Sapoznik - musician, scholar, and KlezKamp founder - describes starting to play klezmer music after having learned old-time banjo. He recounts discovering klezmer recordings that included banjos.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Playing Klezmer not "Kletzmer" in Germany

Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, speaks to his experiences playing klezmer music in Germany.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

The British Klezmer Scene

Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, talks about the revival of interest in klezmer music in the United Kingdom, especially among secular and unaffiliated Jews seeking a connection to their cultural heritage.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Being a Non-Jew in the Klezmer World

Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - discusses what it is like to be a non-Jew in the klezmer world.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Klezmer Music is Both Close and Far

Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - explains how Klezmer music seems both very close and comfortable to him because of his Central European German background, and yet also very different.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts