What made you choose to express yourself through the medium of klezmer, a musical tradition that had long been ostensibly codified, culturally-specific, and mostly forgotten?

What made you choose to express yourself through the medium of klezmer, a musical tradition that had long been ostensibly codified, culturally-specific, and mostly forgotten?

Anthony Coleman Anthony Coleman
Many of us who came up in the late ’70s/early ’80s were fascinated by collage and references. Many of us who were came from Jewish backgrounds. And yet Jewish music was missing from our palette…
Seth Kibel Seth Kibel
I am surely not the first person to argue this, but I believe that the klezmer revival is over…
Debra Kreisberg Debra Kreisberg
…klezmer allows me to have my own voice as a musician…
Harold Seletsky Harold Seletsky
Klezmer music is a world of its own, with no boundaries…
Ted Reichman Ted Reichman
I started at the top as it were: with David Krakauer. I had just arrived in New York, where there was much talk of a thing called “Radical Jewish Culture”…

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