Welcome to the Shtetl

Music: Naftule Brandwein - Kalarash. Source: Institut Européen des Musiques Juives / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Photo: Polona.pl, NAC

The traditional lifestyle of Eastern-European Jews consisted not only in their distinct religion and language, but stretched to other aspects of culture. One of them was the musical style known as the klezmer music - which evolved from sacral to popular music, played by itinerant musicians called klezmorim at weddings and other important ceremonies.

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