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  • 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
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  • Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based in Montreal, talks about the role of Yiddish culture in the contemporary klezmer music scene. He felt he had to investigate and learn Yiddish to better understand and appreciate the music.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Jeff Warschauer talks about Europeans' interest in klezmer music and playing in Krakow. He describes a Holocaust survivor's outrage that he would play klezmer music in a country where so many Jews were murdered.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - remembers playing the Lodz program with the Klezmer group Brave New World and thinking that he may be the first German to play these songs.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Christian Dawid, Berlin-based klezmer clarinet player, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 23, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. Christian is a musician who grew up in Bremen, Germany. His mother was born in 1942...
2011-08-23
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • 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
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  • Frank London - founding member of the Klezmatics and Frank London's All-Star Klezmer Brass Ensemble - discusses his upcoming work in Israel with the klezmer group Marsh Dondurma and the political piece he wrote for them about a theater production...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Sruli Dresdner discusses the connection between Klezmer music and Yiddish.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • 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...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Klezmer musician Assaf Talmudi tries to explain why diversity in music is important.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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