Searching for the Klezmer City

Mark Slobin

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780195134681
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848652 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Searching for the Klezmer City

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This chapter focuses on klezmer cities in America. These musicians transferred to the United States as part of the construction of a transatlantic East European Jewish community life during the great wave of immigration of the 1880s to the 1920s. Klezmer flourished everywhere in what the Jews of the time called “the provinces,” not only on the Eastern seaboard, but in smaller, faraway places like Milwaukee.

Keywords: Jews; musicians; Jewish communities; klezmer city; Eastern seaboard

Chapter.  7651 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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