Jewish Dancefloor

Featuring Israeli Dance Erez Israel Yaffa . Klezmer . Israeli Dance . Hasidic Dance . Yemeni Jewish Dance . A Hard Day’s Day . Hava Nagila . Hava Nagila . Hebrew folk dance . Bottle Dancers Brooklyn . The Jewish dance . Israeli Folk Dance Group . Israeli Dance Mayim . Israeli Hora Dance . Yasu Hachaim : While originally from Europe, Israeli folk dance has been influenced by the traditional dances of different ethnic groups in Israel. Many dances are choreographed to modern Israeli music, which is a blend of western and middle eastern culture.

Geoff Berner on MySpace : “I believe in this approach, because at the height of its powers, this music, the folk music of Eastern European Jews, was a constantly changing brew of Turkish music, sacred Jewish music, Tango, jazz, and the music of whatever country the Jews were living in at the time.”

The Klezmer Shack : For years, Naftule Brandwein has been a rumor. Veteran klezmer players will offer to pass along “a cassette or two” with treasured transcriptions. The odd cut will show up on an anthology featuring a wild, fluid playing and leaving one wondering where the rest is.

The Burning Bush : The Burning Bush was formed after Lucie Skeaping was invited to make a BBC documentary to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and to explore her own East European roots.

Amazon : Abe Schwartz was a fine violinist and pianist, an excellent composer, an arranger who added modern instruments like saxophones and banjos to the Old World sound, and a bandleader with a nose for talent who helped launch the careers of Dave Tarras and Naftule Branwein, among others.

Shir : Shir attempts to be as true as possible to the original sound of the Klezmorim using acoustic instruments and drawing on the original Klezmer, Traditional, Yiddish and Sephardi repertoire, while at the same time catering for more “up to date” tastes in Jewish music with popular Israeli folk and dance tunes.

Shtreiml : Led by harmonica innovator Jason Rosenblatt, one of the few people worldwide who can play the diatonic harmonica (a.k.a. blues harp) chromatically, Shtreiml’s blues-rock infused set delivers a new look at some centuries old folk music.

Wikipedia : Born in the Bronx, New York, Clara and Minnie Bagelman were first known as the Bagelman Sisters. As Claire and Myrna Barry they were popular Yiddish jazz singers made popular in the 1940s-1960s on the New York Radio Show “Yiddish Melodies in Swing”, where they would sing jazz recordings in Yiddish.

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