The Essential Klezmer: Jewish Roots and Soul Music, from the Old World to the Jazz Age to the Downtown Avant-Garde with Seth Rogovoy
Seth Rogovoy’s multimedia program ""The Essential Klezmer"" takes audiences on a journey via music, pictures, videos, and storytelling, tracing klezmer’s evolution and development from Old World shtetls to New World nightclubs. The program includes insights into the sound and shape of klezmer and introduces many of the great heroes who helped transform Eastern European Yiddish wedding music into a living, breathing popular form of American music. Seth is the author of The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover’s Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music, the all-time bestselling guide to klezmer.
Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)