Film, Video An-Sky Ensemble Oral History

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  • An-Sky Ensemble Oral History


  • Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.

Event Date

  • June 25, 2013


  • -  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.
  • -  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.
  • -  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
  • -  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.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 6 minutes 24 seconds

Online Format

  • video
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  • online text

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