By Abigail Wood
The sunrise of the twenty-first century marked a turning interval for American Yiddish tradition. The 'Old international' of Yiddish-speaking jap Europe used to be fading from dwelling reminiscence - but even as, Yiddish track loved a renaissance of artistic 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 sector of the 20 th century and the early years of the twenty-first observed a gentle circulate of latest songbook guides and recordings in Yiddish - newly composed songs, recognized singers appearing 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 new release of yank Jewish identities. This publication explores how Yiddish track turned this sort of powerful medium for musical and ideological creativity on the twilight of the 20 th century, proposing an episode within the flowing timeline of a musical repertory - manhattan on the sunrise of the twenty-first century - and outlining a few of the trajectories that Yiddish tune and its singers have taken to, and past, this point.
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And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America (SOAS Musicology Series) by Abigail Wood