I was first exposed to Klezmer music only about 5 years ago and fell totally IN LOVE. What a WILD and FUN LOVING MUSIC!!!! Here is a typical Klezmer song – if you are unfamiliar with the style – PLEASE GOOGLE or YOUTUBE – “Klezmer” and listen to the cool Clarinet and Accordion Sounds!!!
About Klezmer Music:
Klezmer (Yiddish: כליזמר or קלעזמער (klezmer), pl.: כליזמרים (klezmorim), כליזמר from Hebrew: כלי זמר — instruments of music) is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations.
In the United States the genre evolved considerably as Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, who arrived between 1880 and 1924, met and assimilated American jazz. During the initial years after the klezmer revival of the 1970s, this was what most people knew as klezmer, although in the current century musicians have begun paying more attention to the “original” pre-jazz traditions as revivalists.