General Information Sites About Klezmer Music

Ari Davidow's Klezmer Shack is THE site on the web for what's happening in klezmer music - news, reviews, band listings, and more. Ari also describes his evening with Di Naye Kapelye in Budapest.

Virtual Klezmer. The definitive German-language web site for klezmer music.

. A French-language klezmer site by Alain Karpati of Le Grande Klezmer in France.

The Klezmorim. Lev Liberman tells the story of the Klezmorim, one of the most influential bands in the klezmer revival.

Jewish Music Distributors (and DNK on Disk)

Oriente Musik distributes Di Naye Kapelye's CDs, along with some other great recordings. Visit their site for a look at the complete catalogue.

Hatikvah Music distributes Oriente Musik's Jewish catalogue in North America.

Resources for Researching Jewish Music

The Klezmer Shack - About Klezmer Music. This is another part of Ari Davidow's vast Klez Shack with a huge index of articles about klezmer music of all sorts.

Zemerl - The Database of Jewish Song. A comprehensive database of song lyrics for Jewish, Yiddish, Israeli, and Sephardic music

Helen's Yiddish Dance Page. With notations for dance steps, great stories and extensive bibliography, Helen Winkler's web site is the place to go if you want get your feet moving. As she says ". . . we now have the klezmer revival. Who can sit still when listening to this fantastic music? You have to dance".

Interview With a Bessarabian Klezmer, German Goldensteyn. An interview translated and moderated by Michael Alpert from KlezKanada 1999.

Online Bibliographies

Starting Research in Jewish Music - A really useful page if you're interested in looking deeper into the world of Jewish music.  A step-by-step guide with an extensive list of holdings at Brandeis related to Jewish music - an excellent bibliography to start with. Created and maintained by Judith Shira Pinnolis, a Reference Librarian at Brandeis.

Other Interesting Music

From Shane Solow comes word of a new CD from Lost Trails, Roots of Klezmer: the Lost Jewish Music of Moldavia: fiddle, koboz, and drum, recorded in Botosani, 2003. Yankl likes this a lot -- the fiddling is the right flavor of raw.


Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, where DNK performed in 1999 and 2003.

KlezKanada. An annual festival of Yiddish and Jewish music and culture.

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