Klezmer

Sabbath in Paradise

Documentary. 85 min. Portraits musical encounter between radical Jewish musicians like John Zorn and traditionalists like Andy Statman. Interviews with leading contemporary klezmer musicians. Basis for the title is the folktale, "Sabbath in Paradise," which was originally told in the 1930's by Tovye Brand. Includes performances by Andy Statman, John Zorn, David Krakauer, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, and Marc Ribot. Director: Claudia Heuermann

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1997

“Io non suono musica klezmer: io sono klezmer!” Riflessioni a margine di una conversazione con Giora Feidman [“I don’t play klemer, I am klezmer!” Reflections upon a conversation with Giora Feidman]

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1998

Se il violinista cade dal tetto… L’Italia nel revival della “musica klezmer” [If the Fiddler Falls Off the Roof… Italy in the “Klezmer Music” Revival]

Examines the popularity of klezmer music in Italy, where it has become synonymous with Jewishness and denotes a musical culture that is believed to live in a transnational and multicultural world outside of history. Recent scholarship on the definition and history of traditional klezmer repertoires is reviewed, and general trends in the klezmer revival are described.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
2002

From Shtetl to Swing

Documentary. Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe and arrived in the land of milk and honey...America. Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker and many others from the first and second generation of Jewish immigrants, combined their Jewish heritage with the African-American Jazz style, and changed the cultural face of their newly adopted homeland.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2005

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