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The Alexandria Kleztet - Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Take Five: The Alexandria Kleztet

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 5:30 pm - Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Exciting and innovative, The Alexandria Kleztet has been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade. New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the band draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique sound, which has earned the Alexandria Kleztet fifteen awards from the Washington Area Music Association.

These UM library resources explore the history of klezmer and its diverse musical influences, including Arab, African, Latin, Balkan, jazz and punk:

  Recordings of klezmer groups

  Books about the history of klezmer This list includes a book on World Music by UM Ethnomusicology faculty member Dr. Boden Sandstrom!

  Films relating to the klezmer style and klezmer musicians

  Journal articles

AUDIO CLIP: An excerpt Tsiveles Bulgar by the klezmer group The Klezmatics