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Klezmer: Backward and Forward


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/klezmer_backward_and_forward_20020419

Three new klezmer recordings offer a listen into the genre's past, present and possible future. Klezmer was originally the soundtrack to the Jewish wedding, but no band has attempted to recreate such an event until recently. Working with people who were in Eastern Europe at the time klezmer was developed, the band Budowitz -- named for the maker of their accordionist's instrument -- crafted "Wedding Without a Bride" (Buda Musique, $18.98).

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