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By Abigail Wood

The sunrise of the twenty-first century marked a turning interval for American Yiddish tradition. The 'Old global' of Yiddish-speaking jap Europe used to be fading from dwelling reminiscence - but even as, Yiddish tune loved a renaissance of inventive curiosity, either between a more youthful iteration looking reengagement with the Yiddish language, and, such a lot prominently through the transnational revival of klezmer track. The final region of the 20th century and the early years of the twenty-first observed a gradual movement of latest songbook guides and recordings in Yiddish - newly composed songs, famous singers acting nostalgic favourites, American renowned songs translated into Yiddish, theatre songs, or even a few forays into Yiddish hip hop; musicians in the meantime engaged with discourses of musical revival, post-Holocaust cultural politics, the transformation of language use, radical alterity and a brand new new release of yankee Jewish identities. This e-book explores how Yiddish tune grew to become one of these powerful medium for musical and ideological creativity on the twilight of the 20th century, offering an episode within the flowing timeline of a musical repertory - ny on the sunrise of the twenty-first century - and outlining a number of the trajectories that Yiddish music and its singers have taken to, and past, this aspect.

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