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Maramaros: The lost Jewish music of Transylvania

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
In: 
The Hungarian Journal of Jewish Culture
Year: 
1993
Volume: 
4
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
64-67
Languages: 
Greek
Hindi
Welsh
Country / Area: 
Hungary
Description: 

Maramures (formerly Maramaros, in Hungarian) was a Jewish community in Transylvania that, prior to World War II, had a rich musical heritage. After the Shoah, not a single one of the area's musicians returned from concentration camps. Recently, the Hungarian musicologist Zoltan Simon joined with the band Muzsikas to explore this lost repertoire - particularly the links between Hungarian and Jewish traditional music - by reviving unpublished transcriptions and tracking down Gypsy musicians who had performed with the Jews.

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