Saturday, August 28, 2010


Taking my old musical love out of the case I have trapped it in for so many years, I found a new love for Jewish folk music. Of course my rusty clarinet fingers aren't even close to holding a klezmer melody, but with enough fiddling I'm sure I'll get... closer. Shock and awe, I am a Jew; why else would I be so often battling feelings of guilt and anxiety and adore stand-up comedy? Let that be a reminder; wishing for Israel to treat Palestinians with full rights and freedom doesn't mean I hate my cultural background. How'd you think this would sound; a klezmer-dabke fushion?

P.S. I've been working on animations and such, so that's a sorry for not posting so often... I'll get some photographs of some paintings I did this summer up and about soon!


  1. Emily!!
    I also have a guilty love to klezmer! and am also battling against my nostalgia and love to my Jewish herritage (and an Israeli Jew none the less) I fully back ya with you'r clarinet and am looking forward to seeing u dressed as a hassid jumping up and down with your clarinet while rabbis shout "LECHAIM!" in the background. miss ya. sharon (i'm adding a link for rabbis for human rights)

  2. Thanks for your words. I'm looking forward to your pictures.

  3. Emily - Watch *THIS* ! (This is my good friend Greg - the Ché Guevara of the violin (inexplicably sporting short hair a few years back) -
    The band is called "MOISHE'S BAGEL" and they are a KLEZMER/RAGA bandwith lots of Argentinian Tango Nuevo thrown in.... All original material!

  4. Hey, this Macedonian Roma wedding song kind of has elements of Klezmer and Dabke:
    Dabke could definitely use some clarinet interpretation, but that might be even harder than klezmer!

  5. You might be interested in checking out Klezmer Musicians Against the Wall ( which I encountered at the U.S. Assembly of Jews Confronting Racism and Israeli Apartheid (