Welcome to our Links page! Here are some resources that may be of interest to our friends and fans.
If you're interested in learning more about klezmer:
YIVO has a sound archive with lots of recordings of early Klezmer:
For yiddish theatre, check out Folksbiene
The Compleat Klezmer, by Henry Sapoznik - this book includes information about klezmer history, modes, rhythms, ornamentation and orchestration as well as a wonderful collection of tunes to help you get started playing this music.
Klezmer! Jewish Music from Old World to Our World, by Henry Sapoznik (Schirmer books).
The Essential Klezmer, by Seth Rogovoy (Algonquin books)
The King of the Klezmer Clarinet: Naftule Brandwein (Rounder)
Yiddish-American Klezmer Music: 1925-1956 Dave Tarras (Yazoo Records)
Tanz! with Dave Tarras and the Musiker Brothers (Sony)
Klezmer Pioneers: European & American Recordings, 1905-1952 (Rounder)
Abe Schwartz: The Klezmer King (Sony)
If you want to learn more about Bluegrass:
Bluegrass: A History (Music in American Life), by Neil Rosenberg (University of Illinois Press)
Homegrown Music, by Stephanie Ledgin (Praeger)
and look at this!
Academy of Bluegrass
anything by Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, but my favorite is
Frost on the Pumpkin, Kenny Baker
Tikkun Olam (healing the broken world)
Food Bank NYC
"The world is in a terrible mess, and no one knows quite what to do about it, but I think these kids are asking the right questions" Occupy Wall Street
stop global warming. Here are some links to help you find out what you can do about climate change:
Judy Helfand made this wonderful film: http://www.everythingscool.org/
and I just found this link for Jewish environmentalism: http://jcarrot.org/
Other fun links:
Our mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff also plays with www.HotTuna.com
Our fiddle player Kenny Kosek has his own website http://www.kennykosek.com/
A friend of ours made a beautiful movie about the Philadelphia Orchestra called "Music from the Inside Out". I found it really moving and inspiring. You can find out more at www.MFTIO.com
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