Chapter

Newish, Not Jewish

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780520227170
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935655 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0010
Newish, Not Jewish

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This chapter focuses on the careers of two major bands—The Klezmorim and Brave Old World—which emerged partly or wholly from the little-known California context of the 1970s. Drawing on interviews and song texts, it imagines how klezmer music evokes emotion and makes experiences of “Jewishness” reverberate with both fondness and a sense of loss.

Keywords: klezmer music; The Klezmorim; Brave Old World; Jewish musicians

Chapter.  7533 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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