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American KlezmerIts Roots and Offshoots$
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Mark Slobin

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227170

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227170.001.0001

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Why We Do This Anyway

Why We Do This Anyway

Klezmer as Jewish Youth Subculture

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(p.211) Chapter 11 Why We Do This Anyway
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American Klezmer
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Mark Solbin

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0012

This chapter expands on some of the points Frank London has made, in his overview of the revival, regarding the variety of motivations for “reviving” klezmer among performers and audiences. It offers the author's own understanding of why we're doing this to begin with. It looks at the phenomenon of the klezmer revival from a sociological point of view, in the context of some larger trends in American Jewish life that have been emerging over the past two decades. The author speaks not as a scholar presenting research but as one of the participants in the phenomenon and someone who has promoted a particular use of klezmer and a direction for its future. She concludes with her own personal klezmer manifesto.

Keywords:   klezmer music, klezmer revival, American Jewish life

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