Klezmer Klezmer ( Yiddish כליזמר or קלעזמער ( klezmer ), pl כליזמרים ( klezmorim ), כליזמר from Hebrew כלי זמר — instruments of music) is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazic Jews of Eastern Europe . Played by professional musicians called klezmorim , the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations. In the United States the genre evolved considerably as Yiddish -speaking Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, who arrived between 1880 and 1924, [ 1 ] met and assimilated American jazz.
Itzhak Perlman plays Klezmer
Music duel: Jewish klezmer vs Gipsy music - Train de vie
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