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Title American Klezmer : its roots and offshoots / edited by Mark Slobin.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (vii, 245 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) and index.
Contents American Klezmer: a brief history / Hankus Netsky -- Klezmer-Ioshn: the language of Jewish folk musicians / Robert A. Rothstein -- Di Rushishe progresiv Muzikal Yunyoun No. 1 fun Americke : the first Klezemer Union in America / James Leoffler -- The Klezmer in Jewish Philadelphia, 1915-70 / Hankus Netsky -- "All my life a musician": Ben Bazyler, a European Klezmer in America / Michael Alpert -- Bulgărescă, Bulgarish, Bulgar: the transformation of the Klezmer dance genre / Walter Zec Feldman -- Sounds and sensibility / Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett -- KlezKamp and the rise of Yiddish cultural literacy / Henry Sapoznik -- Newish, not Jewish: a tale of two bands / Marion Jacobson -- An insider's view: how we traveled from obscurity to the Klezmer establishment in twenty years / Frank London -- Why we do this anyway: Klezmer as Jewish youth subculture / Alicia Svigals.
Summary The essays collected in this volume investigate American klezmer: its roots, its evolution, and its spirited revitalization. The contributors include every kind of authority on the subject and they offer a wide range of perspectives on the musical, social, and cultural history of klezmer in American life.
Other author Slobin, Mark.
JSTOR, issuing body.
Klezmer Research Conference (1st : 1996 : Wesleyan University)
Subject Klezmer music -- Congresses.
Jews -- Music -- Congresses.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520935655