Klezmer is the vivacious Jewish music, played traditionally at weddings and other celebrations. In the 1980s, new klezmer groups wanted more than just to revive the traditions of the past but to once again create a 'living tradition'. They incorporated various styles, such as rock and roll and jazz with age-old Jewish folk traditions. The Rough Guide To Klezmer Revival features the giants of this ever-thriving musical tradition.
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