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  • Frank London - founding member of the Klezmatics and Frank London's All-Star Klezmer Brass Ensemble - gives a brief history of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, of which he was a founding member.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Efim Chorny discusses the changes that have occurred in the klezmer world since he first became active in the community. He explains that it is more professional, but that some people in the klezmer community have the profession of "Jew."
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in the klezmer revival, discusses his biggest mentors, including his own father as well as famous klezmer musicians such as the Epstein Brothers and Sydney Beckerman.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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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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