Article of the Day: Klezmer

Article of the Day:

Klezmer is a form of instrumental Jewish folk music that had its beginnings in the Middle Ages. Its name is a Yiddishized version of the Hebrew klei zemir, meaning “instruments of song,” that until the mid-20th century referred to the musicians rather than the music. Largely based on cantorial singing and the folk music of Eastern Europe, klezmer has a distinctive sound that is reminiscent of the human voice. Itinerant musicians from what ethnic group influenced the genre’s development? More…:


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