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Arts & Entertainment ‘Oy Klezmer’ at John C. Campbell Sunday

Oy KlezmerThe Brasstown Concert Association will present Oy Klezmer! at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

“One of the hottest trends in international music today is the resurgence of Klezmer, which features the exhilarating folk music of Eastern Europe,” says Karen Nash, President of the Brasstown Concert Association.

Oy Klezmer! performances hearken back to the days of the original Klezmorim, professional itinerant Jewish musicians who played at festive occasions of Jewish and Christian communities across Europe.

The Atlanta-based quintet is comprised of clarinet, violin, accordion, tuba/bass, and drums.

The term klezmer came from the Yiddish version of the Hebrew words for musical instrument (“vessel of song”). Klezmer music ranges from soulful probing melodies to irresistibly high-energy dance tunes. “Caution,” says the quintet, “Audiences of Oy Klezmer! may experience dancing in the aisles!”

The performance will be held in Keith House at the Folk School. Tickets are available at the door for $15 for adults and $7 for students.

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