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  • Sruli Dresdner, Jewish musician, scholar, and educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 25, 2011 at KlezKanada, in Montreal, Quebec. Sruli begins with a discussion of his family origins. Both of his parents fled Europe at the time of...
2011-08-25
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Sasha Lurje, singer of Yiddish music born in Riga, Latvia, describes the way music has permeated her life since childhood. She was singing as early as three years old, stalked her elementary school music teacher to get into her advanced classes, and...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • 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
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  • Polina Markovna Shepherd, Yiddish performer, composer, and choir leader, reflects on her trip to Iceland with a choir group. She describes the exchange of knowledge and culture, and the amazing, advanced, creative music they were able to create...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Adrienne Cooper z"l describes meeting and teaching early members of the Klezmatics at the YIVO summer program.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, describes what he sees as the future of Jewish culture: one that moves beyond Holocaust remembrance and that embraces creativity, including music and the visual arts.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Jeff Warschauer talks about the desire people have to return to their roots and his own realization that playing Jewish music could be a way for him to do this.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Benjy Fox-Rosen tells how his grandmother introduced him to the music of Mordechai Gebirtig, which inspired his college senior recital, as well as his work now in the genre of New Music.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Judy Kunofsky, executive director of KlezCalifornia, describes how participating in Yiddish cultural events brings together people of multiple generations.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Michael Wex describes his first time at KlezKamp and his initial boredom. Yet after he simultaneously translated and sang "Caldonia," he explains that he had many more friends.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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