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Daniel Kahn

Daniel Kahn, Berlin-based Yiddish singer and songwriter, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. Daniel grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Det...

2011-08-24

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

אלע ווערק

באַנד: 28

Ale ṿerḳ

Volume: 28

Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916

Nyu Yorḳ : Sholem-Aleykhem folḳsfond, 1917

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

I stopped being a corporate lawyer and devoted my life to Yiddish music

Sruli Dresdner describes how he discovered Klezmer music as a child and why he loves it.

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

Love of the language

Sruli Dresdner discusses the connection between Klezmer music and Yiddish.

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

Musical Diversity

Klezmer musician Assaf Talmudi tries to explain why diversity in music is important.

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

"He then took me upstairs and started playing me records!": On Hankus Netsky's Early Interest in Jewish Music

Hankus tells of how the world of klezmer music was opened up after he contacted an estranged uncle.

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

Alicia Svigals

Alicia Svigals, klezmer violinist, was interviewed by Nina Pick on June 19th, 2019 in New York, NY.

2019-06-19

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Grandmother's Jewishness: Warm, Strong, and Tasty!

Klezmer musician Henri Oppenheim talks about his grandmother and how she helped shape his Jewish upbringing.

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

It's Important To Know History, and Then Forget It

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, muses on the role of history in cultural revival.

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

unfortunately there's too many people like me

Musician Michael Winograd laments the fact that so few Klezmer musicians, himself included, speak Yiddish.

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

Becoming a Clarinetist

Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, describes how he started playing his instrument of choice: clarinet.

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

"All Gigs Are the Same": Channeling Healing Energy Through My Music

Merlin Shepherd, Klezmer musician and instructor, shares his vision of music as a source of healing and unity.

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

Recordings are not enough

Klezmer musician Assaf Talmudi argues that music that has been recorded and not played should be considered lost.

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

אלע ווערק פון שלום עליכם

באַנד: 10

שלום עליכם

Ale ṿerḳ fun Sholem Aleykhem

Volume: 10

Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916
Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916

Buenos Ayres : Iḳuf, 1952

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Reflection on Transmission of Jewish Identity and Culture

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, discusses his connection to Jewish identity, and the need to transmit the culture.

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

Henri Oppenheim

Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 18, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2016-08-18

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Efim Chorny

Efim Chorny, Moldovan klezmer musician, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 23, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.

2011-08-23

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Why do people go to concerts?

Michael Winograd, klezmer musician, describes why people spend money going to concerts, even when money is tight.

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

The Students

Efim Chorny discusses the different things students are various klezmer festivals are looking for and how he tailors his teaching to their needs and desires.

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

Merlin Shepherd

Merlin Shepherd, Klezmer musician and instructor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 19, 2014 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada.

2014-08-19

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project