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  • Andy Statman, acclaimed Bluegrass mandolinist and Klezmer clarinetist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 17, 2017 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
2017-07-17
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • musician Assaf Talmudi explains that he started playing Klezmer music because it felt unauthentic to play folk music from other cultures.
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, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York.
2013-12-05
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - explains that people ask him, a non-Jew, to help them sound "more Jewish."
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Klezmer musician Assaf Talmudi talks about dicovering a great but unknown musician who was part of Jewish and Roma (Gypsy) collaboration in Moldova.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - discusses the term "Yiddishland" and explains how it has become a reality.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Henri Oppenheim, klezmer musician based on Montreal, talks about how learning Yiddish felt - encountering something special, a world of words.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, shares what it was like growing up in a non-religious, yet strongly Jewish-identified home.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, recalls an incident in which his grandfather started yelling at another driver in Yiddish in order to keep him from understanding.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Merlin Shepherd, klezmer musician and instructor, discusses his grandfather's experiences growing up in a tiny Protestant farming village in rural Wales
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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