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  • Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, talks about the revival of interest in klezmer music in the United Kingdom, especially among secular and unaffiliated Jews seeking a connection to their cultural heritage.
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 - describes why he likes Klezmer music and what is special about folk music in general.
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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  • 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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  • Amanda Lundquist, student and oral history intern, talks about her love for Klezmer music.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Benjy Fox-Rosen discusses how Klezmer varied from region to to region and was influenced by the music of surrounding cultures.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Musician Michael Winograd describes the way Klezmer music brings together people of different ages, and connects the generations.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Helena Lipstadt, a poet and garden designer, reflects on the first days of the klezmer revival of the 1970s, and the intersection of Jewish and LGBTQ identities.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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