TITLE: An-Sky Ensemble Oral History
SPEAKER: Michael Alpert, Ethel Raim, Pete Rushefsky, Jake Shulman-Ment
EVENT DATE: 06/25/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 66 minutes
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Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.
Speaker Biography: Michael Alpert is a klezmer singer and multi-instrumentalist and has been called a key figure in the klezmer revival of the 1970s and 1980s.
Speaker Biography: Ethel Raim is artistic director of New York's Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), one of the nation's preeminent traditional arts organizations, and has researched ethnic music and worked closely with community-based traditional for almost five decades
Speaker Biography: Pete Rushefsky is an American klezmer musician and executive director of New York City's Center for Traditional Music and Dance. He plays the cimbalom or "tsimbl" as well as the 5-string banjo.
Speaker Biography: Jake Shulman-Ment is an American violinist who has performed in a wide range of styles includes klezmer, classical, Romanian, Hungarian, Gypsy and Greek. He has been a faculty member of New York's Henry Street Settlement, Klezcamp, KlezKanada, Klezmer Paris and Yiddish Summer Weimar.