The Migration of Klezmer to America

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The Migration of Klezmer to America, led by Sherry Mayrent

Saturday, May 30th, 2:00pm EST


The arduous journey to America undertaken by so many Jews in the early years of the 20th century and their desire to become true citizens of their new country had profound effects on the music they brought with them.  Using 78 rpm commercial recordings, this session will look at the sound of klezmer music in Europe and what happened to it after it arrived in the golden land.

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