And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary by Abigail Wood

By Abigail Wood

The sunrise of the twenty-first century marked a turning interval for American Yiddish tradition. The 'Old global' of Yiddish-speaking japanese Europe was once fading from dwelling reminiscence - but while, Yiddish music loved a renaissance of inventive curiosity, either between a more youthful new release looking reengagement with the Yiddish language, and, such a lot prominently through the transnational revival of klezmer music.

The final zone of the 20th century and the early years of the twenty-first observed a gradual flow of recent songbook guides and recordings in Yiddish - newly composed songs, recognized singers acting nostalgic favourites, American well known songs translated into Yiddish, theatre songs, or even a few forays into Yiddish hip hop; musicians in the meantime engaged with discourses of musical revival, post-Holocaust cultural politics, the transformation of language use, radical alterity and a brand new iteration of yank Jewish identities. This ebook explores how Yiddish music turned the sort of powerful medium for musical and ideological creativity on the twilight of the 20 th century, offering an episode within the flowing timeline of a musical repertory - big apple on the sunrise of the twenty-first century - and outlining the various trajectories that Yiddish track and its singers have taken to, and past, this point.

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