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Thumbnail image for <em>Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980</em>
  • This week, Brett Sokol discusses what drew photographer Andy Sweet to document South Beach's vibrant Jewish community in the late 1970s, capturing the community's daily rhythms in all their beach-strolling, cafeteria-noshing, and klezmer-dancing...
Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series
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  • Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, critiques the focus on lyrical content in Yiddish music over musical experience. He considers this to reflect prejudice about the purpose of Jewish music, and seeks to make Yiddish music that...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Jeff Warschauer talks about his interactions with the elderly Jewish community in Boston in the 1980s. Every Thursday evening he would go to meetings in apartment buildings where many Jews lived and there would play klezmer music and speak Yiddish...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Tine Kindermann - German artist, convert to Judaism, and wife of prominent klezmer musician Frank London - discusses the ways in which Germany has tried to cope with the Holocaust, yet is also aware that Germany can never really overcome its past.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Adrienne Cooper z"l talks about her daughter, Klezmer musician Sarah Gordon, growing up in the Yiddish world and her early exposure to Yiddish culture. She describes her daughter at the age of four sitting at Max Weinreich's desk in YIVO,...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, describes his first gig in the Catskills playing in an Orthodox hotel and being treated like a non-Jew by the ultra-observant guests. He goes on to speak about his second...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, describes the process that led him to his album "Tur Malka," if which he sets Yiddish poetry to music. He recalls how he found the poetry of Chava Rosenfarb, and his surprise at receiving a grant...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Frank London, founding member of the Klezmatics and Frank London's All-Star Klezmer Brass Ensemble, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. Frank's interview begins with an...
2011-08-24
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Assaf Talmudi - Israel-based music producer, researcher, and accordionist for Oy Division - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. Assaf Talmudi begins the interview describing...
2011-08-24
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • 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...
2011-08-24
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

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