Musicologist Walter Zev Feldman taught the audience how to move Jewish-style, eliciting questions about Judaism in general.
As the Catalan independence referendum nears hear the Klezmatics perform this this protest hymn – in Yiddish
This year the theme of the annual festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, will be “The Other Israel: Seeing Unseen Diasporas.” Besides its usual programming the five-week celebration of Ashkenazi culture will also include a series of concerts and workshops dedicated to the various cultures of Israel and the interplay among them.
Renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of old songs, the singer was a constant presence at klezmer music festivals around the world.
Listen to these five tracks and the tracks suggested by Grossman – they’re all great, and they’re all klezmer, in their own way.
Walter Zev Feldman wrote the book on klezmer. We ask him about its history — and what accounts for its impressive staying power.
A new music program juxtaposes klezmer with the music of Richard Wagner. Artistic director Jessica Gould explains what they do (and don’t) have in common.
The music of a pioneering Jewish label was destroyed on Kristallnacht. Now, the Semer Ensemble is trying to revive it.
On Tuesday, 16-year-old Sae Miyakawa of Japan performed her floor routine to a klezmer arrangement of the song “Kol HaOlam Kulo.”
For years, Laura Adkins found Jewish doctrine easier to explain to her friends than Jewish culture. A master class with Klezmer virtuoso Alicia Svigals helped her change her tune.