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Klezmer in Germany

European Roots Episode 5 of 8

Series about indigenous music genres of Europe looks at klezmer, the Yiddish good-time music from the schtetl of old Eastern Europe which was virtually extinguished in the Holocaust, but has now made a comeback in Germany of all places. Even more surprisingly, most of the musicians who play klezmer are not Jewish, so what does this fascination with Yiddish culture reveal about Germany today? Featuring performances from Aufwind, Brave Old World, Khupe, Klezmer Alliance, and the Helmut Eisel Band.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 17 Nov 2007 02:20