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Klezmer Strikes Back

Ian Shulman

April 9, 2012 | 1:59 pm

While the word ‘klezmer’ still bears a strong attribution to Jewish community life for most of the people, Klezmer festivals are emerging in new less dominant Jewish places each year,... read on

  • Hard as klezmer

    Ian Shulman

    April 9, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    It starts with just two musicians in black t-shirts and really hard electric riffs and beats. You might call it hardcore or hard rock, but the word ‘klezmer’ will probably be the last to come to your mind. Not until a pale neat guy with a clarinet suddenly appears on the stage,... read on

  • Frank London of The Klezmatics- interview

    Ian Shulman

    April 9, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Frank London of The Klezmatics: ‘We can really live with the tradition. We don’t think it should be mummified’

    Just like there’s rock and classic rock, there’s klezmer and classic klezmer. The Klezmatics are often being called ‘The Rolling Stones’ of klezmer, which is... read on

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Jews visiting Central & Eastern Europe frequently come with stereotypes and prejudices about the region.  In particular, group heritage and education tours for young Jews...

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