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Recent Reviews and Interviews

CD coverYou can get a non-klezmer take on Klezmerfest stalwart Zev Zion's new CD from the Let's Polka blog. The CD goes far beyond polka and klezmer, of course.

The english-language Forverts gives a lovely review of Yale Strom's latest, "The Absolutely Complete Klezmer Songbook,” by Alexander Gelfand, in their Fri. Mar 02, 2007 edition.

The "Jewess," one of the hottest new Jewish bloggers, does a great interview with Galeet Dardashti, of Divahn.

Joel Rubin announces a recent review essay, Rubin, Joel E. with Rita Ottens. Review, Georg Winkler. Klezmer: Merkmale, Strukturen und Tendenzen eines musikkulturellen Phaenomens, in: Lied und populaere Kultur/Song and Popular Culture. Jahrbuch des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs 49 (2004): 285-321. It appeared (in English) at the end of 2005 and can be downloaded from http://www.rubin-ottens.com/rott/uploads/rubin%20winkler.pdf