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Re: Fwd: A new klezmermusical in Berlin
- From: Khupenikes <Khupenikes...>
- Subject: Re: Fwd: A new klezmermusical in Berlin
- Date: Sat 25 Mar 2000 09.35 (GMT)
Okay, here's my report:
The Klezmischpoche seems to be an indeed well-meaning, politically active
(left-wing) community. They did quite a lot of cultural and political work
(foreigners/asylum, Jewish-German history) in their area, and seem to just
like Yiddish and klezmer music.
The current musical, their third, isn't about Jewish themes in particular,
and it's not meant to parody Yidishkayt. It's not a straight story, but more
a collage of scenes in the style of political satirical revues. The themes
seem to be politics, German East-West conflicts, daily life and so on. They
use Yiddish as a means of "Verfremdung" (alienation?).
So this is what I got from Joerg Hensel's emails.
One request: please don't ask me any further questions about this. (The
dialog wasn't too pleasant, to tell the truth.) If you have questions, please
try to contact the band/author via their website.
That's it from Germany today...
C. E. Kisch
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