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Mames Babegenush: Mames Babegenush

Read "Mames Babegenush" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Eastern Europe on the razor's edge. The Eastern European music called Klezmer is so pungently identifiable that only a few bars of accordion and clarinet conjures aural images that are both refreshingly foreign and comfortably familiar. It is music that lacks a self-conscience, it can be performed seriously, joyously, in satire, or complete jest and it retains its fundamental grace and power. In a testament of this global village, the Danish Klezmer band Mames Babegenush ("Mom's aubergine salad" in Yiddish, ...


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