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Re: stereotypical Jews in music

I wonder if Henry Sapoznik would consider Cherniavsky's Yiddish-American 
Jazz Band as the quintessential example of "Jewish performers taking on the 
stereotypical role" (though demeaningly or not is another question)--they 
dressed like Hassidim, and even (as Henry recounts in his discussion on 
pages 110-112 of his book) performed in front of a curtain "painted with 
huge grotesque caricatures of klezmorim."

>From: BWerb (at) ushmm(dot)org
>Reply-To: jewish-music (at) shamash(dot)org
>To: World music from a Jewish slant <jewish-music (at) shamash(dot)org>
>Subject: stereotypical uncles
>Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 15:40:52 -0500
>"Marvin" <physchem (at) earthlink(dot)net> writes:
> >Blacks have a name for this kind of performer - Uncle Tom.  I've never
> >heard of a similar name for Jewish performers who took on the
>streeotypical role.

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