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  • Christian Dawid - Berlin-based, world-renowned klezmer clarinet player - explains that he likes Yiddish for its "roughness" and the ways in which it can be both beautiful and obscene.
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 - describes collaborating with Michael Wex, author of Born to Kvetch in order to write the first Yiddish song about marijuana.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Hankus Netsky tells us about his recent book Klezmer: Music and Community in Twentieth-Century Philadelphia, a portrait of the folk music and traditions of the city’s Jewish community.
Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series
Thumbnail image for TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy | Thursday, July 11, 2 - 3 p.m.
  • YIDSTOCK 2019 | Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock’s artistic director takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages. Click to read more, and to purchase tickets.
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Thumbnail image for WORKSHOP | Instrumental Klezmer, with Brian Bender | Saturday, July 13, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • YIDSTOCK 2019 | Trombonist/keyboardist Brian Bender leads an instrumental workshop for aspiring klezmer musicians. All instruments and playing abilities welcomed. Click to read more and purchase tickets.
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  • Yidstock program director Seth Rogovoy discusses Yidstock 2013 - from the opening concert with the Klezmer Conservatory Band to the Yidstock All-stars closing concert, and other events that will take place at Yidstock 2013.
Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series
Thumbnail image for TALK | The Klezmer at the Eastern European Jewish Wedding, with Hankus Netsky | Friday, July 12, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • YIDSTOCK 2019 | Hankus Netsky will look at how the klezmer actually functioned within the nineteenth and early twentieth century Jewish community. Click to read more and to purchase tickets.
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Thumbnail image for CONCERT | Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, with special guests | Saturday, July 13, 8 - 9:30 p.m.
  • YIDSTOCK 2019 | The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert | Eleanor Reissa, Frank London, and the Klezmer Brass Allstars explore the world of Yiddish song from the obscure to the chestnuts. Click to read more and to purchase tickets.
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Thumbnail image for CONCERT | The Klezmatics, with special guest Vira Lozinsky | Sunday, July 14 @ 7:30 - 9 p.m.
  • YIDSTOCK 2019 | The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert | The Klezmatics blend instrumental and vocal virtuosity and experimentation with theatricality firmly rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition. Click to read more and purchase tickets...
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Thumbnail image for Yiddish Misfits Gathered and Scattered: Reflections on the Klezmer Revival, Diaspora, and Movement
  • 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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