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A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME TO THE LOST SHTETLS OF OLD EASTERN EUROPE


This website is a portal back in time, to the tragically lost Jewish Shtetls - the Jewish Villages of Old Eastern Europe, prior to their obliteration from History, in the horror of the Holocaust. Through my 2 albums of solo Klezmer fiddle music, "Echoes of the Shtetl" & "The Klezmer Fiddle",  it has been my aim to recapture once more, just a precious taste of the centuries of beautiful Jewish culture, which were so brutally snuffed out...
 




RARE IMAGES OF SHTETL LIFE

Also in this website, there is  a dedicated section, featuring a whole vista of precious old photographs & images of Shtetl life, recapturing this tragically lost era of Jewish life in old Eastern Europe...



AN EXPLORATION OF THE ULTIMATE ORIGINS OF JEWISH MUSIC...

There are also full details on the fascinating ancient Middle Eastern scales used in Klezmer, and their ultimate origins, which can be traced almost 3000 years ago, to the same scales once sang by the Levitical Choir in the Temple of Jersualem.  I also discuss my attempts to recreate this lost sound of the Biblical Lyres of my ancient Levite ancestors, in my other albums, which fuse the traditional Klezmer repertoire with the ultimate origins of ancient Jewish music, in my performance of the Biblical "Kinnor" - the lyre which was, until the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in 70CE, Israel's National Instrument...



21st CENTURY FIENDISH "KLEZMER FUSIONS"!

On a more contemporary note,  I have published a section of this website entitled "Klezmer Fusions" - which features some of my often "Semitically Surreal" fusions of Klezmer music seen on my "Klezfidde1" Youtube Channel...with "New Age-Style" electric fiddle-with-psychedelic-flanger-effects, "Heavy Shtetl" electric guitar & "Jewgrass" Banjo!! 



 
ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR JOURNEY...


 
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