By Heidi Smith Hyde
A boy reveals his nice grandfather's accordion within the attic and with it the candy background of klezmer song and the position the outdated accordion performed in Jewish lifestyles over the years.
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Steven played the drums. Ellen played the flute. And Andrew played the cello. ” And they did. They played at weddings and anniversaries. They played happy music. They played sad music. People laughed. People cried. But mostly they smiled. The New World was alive with the sounds of the klezmorim. About Klezmer Music About the Accordion Klezmer music originated in Eastern Europe in the 16th century. The term comes from the Hebrew words “klei zemer” (vessels of song). A typical klezmer band of three to six musicians played instruments such as violin, flute, bass, drum, and clarinet.
As time passed, however, klezmer music was forgotten as young Jews turned to popular American music genres. The current klezmer revival began in the 1970’s. This new generation of musicians has incorporated elements of rock and jazz to create a new sound. Today, accordion music can be heard on the classical stage and is also the heart and soul of klezmer and Cajun music. You can hear the sound of the accordion in the music of Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
The current klezmer revival began in the 1970’s. This new generation of musicians has incorporated elements of rock and jazz to create a new sound. Today, accordion music can be heard on the classical stage and is also the heart and soul of klezmer and Cajun music. You can hear the sound of the accordion in the music of Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.