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Nicole Mitchell & Haki R. Madhubuti
Liberation Narratives
(Third World Press, 2017)
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Andreas Møllerhøj : double bass // Lukas Rande : saxophones // Morten Ærø : drums // Nicolai Kornerup : accordion// Bo Rande : flügelhorn // Emil Goldschmidt : clarinet

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As the traces of Jewish music in post-war Eastern Europe are faint, the Gypsy bands that still play for weddings and other celebrations in Romania and Ukraine are about as close to the traditional klezmorim as you can get. 

Like other professional musicians, klezmorim were often limited by authorities. In Ukraine they were banned from playing loud instruments, until the 19th century. Hence musicians took up the violin , tsimbl (or cymbalom ), and other stringed instruments. The first musician to play klezmer in European concerts, Josef Gusikov , played a type of xylophone which he invented and called a "wood and straw instrument". It was laid out like a cymbalom, and attracted comments from Felix Mendelssohn (highly favourable) and Liszt (condemnatory). Later, around 1855 under the reign of Alexander II of Russia , Ukraine permitted loud instruments. The clarinet started to replace the violin as the instrument of choice. Also, a shift towards brass and percussion happened when klezmorim were conscripted into military bands.

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