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Clare Burson

Clare Burson, former Yiddish Book Center intern and musician, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on July 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The interview focuses on Clare's Jewish upbringing in Tennessee, education, interna...

2011-07-10

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

"I'm not part of the whole Klezmer business": The Generational Divide in Yiddish Music and the Preservation of Culture at the Yiddish Book Center

Jalda Rebling—Renewal Cantor, Yiddish performer, and daughter of performer Lin Jaldati—discusses how Yiddish culture and music is evolving with new generations.

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

Michael Wex

Michael Wex, novelist, translator, and scholar of Yiddish language and literature, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 29, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York State. Michael Wex's interview takes us through a beautifully detailed...

2010-12-29

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Sophia Holtz

Sophia Holtz, Yiddish language student in the January term intensive at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on February 25, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Sophia grew up in New York City, on the Uppe...

2011-02-25

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Avia Moore

Avia Moore, freelance performing artist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her parents were self-described hippies; her father was Jewish and not very religious. She reme...

2011-12-14

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Benjamin Fox-Rosen

Benjamin Fox-Rosen, klezmer musician, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 30, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York State. Benjy Fox-Rosen's interview begins with an in-depth exploration of his family's history. Benjy details how ...

2010-12-30

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Avi Hoffman

Avi Hoffman, actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. He grew up in the Bronx, part of a group of Yiddishist families who raised their children surrounded by Yiddish language and culture. His father survived...

2013-03-12

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

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How Klezmer Defined a Community

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What's the Matter with the Klezmer? The Peter Sokolow Story

A professional journey, from the Borscht Belt to becoming a master teacher of the “old-country” tunes

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But is it Klezmer? Rock, Jazz, Punk, Hip-hop, and Techno Bring New Sounds to the Jewish Mix

Klezmer has always spoken in the particular language and accent of its time and place.

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Seth Rogovoy Talks All Things Klezmer and Yidstock

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Klezmer: Music and Community in Twentieth-Century Philadelphia, with Hankus Netsky

Acclaimed musician and ethnomusicologist Hankus Netsky, an originator of the klezmer revivalist movement, talks about his latest book on klezmer music and community in twentieth-century Philadelphia.

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Rose Bergman

Rose Bergman, retired teacher and daughter of Holocaust survivors, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Rose, a former teacher, recounts growing up in Poland after the Holocaust, h...

2012-08-10

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

From Hip Hop to Klezmer

Socalled demonstrates his sampling process

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Flying Klezmer

Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series

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Andy Statman and the Klezmer Revival

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40 Years in Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center celebrates the Klezmer Conservatory Band

This special, ninety-minute video retrospective from the Yiddish Book Center celebrates the history of the KCB.

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Yidstock 2013:Top names in klezmer to perform July 18-21

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The Klezmer Revival

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

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YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music Brings Some of Klezmer's Biggest Stars to the Virtual Stage

YIDSTOCK 2021 will be a 75-minute program featuring Yiddish songs of social justice [May 20, 2021]

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