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A Klezmer Extravaganza

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April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Craven Community College
(252) 633-2618

Klezmer? You may ask. Why it’s the musical fusion of many cultures and traditions dating back thousands of years. The bulk of the tradition is rooted in Eastern European and Mediterranean cultures and the term refers to the music of the Jewish people of Eastern Europe. The music is played to celebrate joyous holidays and life-cycle events such as weddings, rites of passage and the holidays of Purim and Chanukah.

Throughout the history of the genre, the klezmorim incorporated local styles and expanded traditional sound with improvisation. And, as an aural tradition, much like Jazz, Klezmer music developed and kept its popularity from generation to generation.

The Carolina Klezmer Project was formed in 2005 by veteran Klezmer Bill Averbach, leader of the Austin Klezmorim, the Southwest United States’ oldest Klezmer band. You will hear and learn about this musical tradition when this six-member band plays the traditional horas, freilakhs, waltzes, shers and tzardisas.

Admission: $24 General Admission, $12 Students

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