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Klezmer, classical royalty at the Bowl


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

“Energy is eternal delight,” the poet William Blake said, and klezmer music proves his point. For centuries throughout Jewish Eastern Europe, rhythmically high-strung klezmer bands, which often featured a virtuoso violinist and clarinetist trading licks, were a provocation to dance. They could also make brides weep at the drop of a yarmulke.

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