Thursday, May 29, 2008

Alex Jacobowitz on being a Jewish musician in Germany

Here's an interesting interview with Alex Jacobowitz, a classically trained klezmer musician. In the interview he talks about his experiences as an Orthodox Jew touring in Eastern Europe and Germany.

Interview (Jerusalem 1998)

When you're done with the interview, you should check out some of his other YouTube videos. Klezmer on a xylophone is an interesting experience. It evokes a tsimbl, a typical klezmer instrument, but with a very different tone.

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