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Klezmer's afterlife : an ethnography of the Jewish music revival in Poland and Germany

Author: Magdalena Waligórska
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Klezmer has been a controversial phenomenon in post-Holocaust Europe, ever since this traditional Jewish wedding music made it to concert halls and discos. Played mostly by non-Jews and for non-Jewish audiences, it quickly gained the epithet of 'fakelore' and was branded commercially-motivated heritage appropriation. The present book documents this remarkable music revival in its two European epicentres: Berlin and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Magdalena Waligórska
ISBN: 9780199346424 0199346429
OCLC Number: 875254284
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 302 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Klezmer music and its traditions in Kraków and Berlin --
Appropriated music --
Meeting the other, eating the other : Klezmer as a contact zone --
The grammars of vernacular klezmer --
Klezmer and the politics of remembering --
People in-between --
Triangles of relief : Klezmer and the negotiation of identities.
Responsibility: Magdalena Waligórska.

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Author Magdalena Waligorska offers not only a documentation of the klezmer revival in two of its European headquarters (Krakow and Berlin), but also an analysis of the Jewish / non-Jewish encounter  Read more...

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