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Inside Player

Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl

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Jazzed Up

New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah

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The Mute Stones

Once bustling, and long silent, Krakow’s streets sing anew

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Prying Eyes

A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater

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Live Wires

Musical stage acts with soul

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Tooting Their Own Horns

Musical know-it-alls talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?

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Kindred Spirits

The overlapping musical traditions of the Roma and the Jews

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All You Can Eat

Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats

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Crossroads

Two musicians meet at the intersection of then and now

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Grass Roots

Hill country and the old country merge in a unique folk sound

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Rise and Shine

What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?

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Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov

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Ghetto Music

When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people

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Hidden Sympathies

A dubious portrait of Shostakovich as dissident has been debunked, but motifs in his work underscore his discord with Soviet power.

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