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The Brothers Nazaroff

photo: Fumie Suzuki

Read about the raucous Yiddish music act The Brothers Nazaroff and the man who inspired them. My dispatch is on The Forward’s arts blog.

A Lifetime Achievement Award for the Klezmatics

The Klezmatics were given a lifetime achievement award by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research on November 19. The hard rockin’, hard workin’ klezmer ensemble was lauded for offering “a provocative model of how to respond to the destruction of Europe’s Yiddish culture.” The band’s trumpet player Frank London said, “We are blessed to be a link in the chain of Yiddish continuity.” Read all about it on the Arty Semite blog.