What Is Klezmer Music?

The Kugel Valley Klezmer BandWhat is klezmer music? PJ readers in the 6 to 7 years of age range will soon find out. The Kugel Valley Klezmer Band  is part of our Falafel (6 to 7 Years) age group, and it is being sent out to households this month.

The Kugel Valley Klezmer Band by Joan Betty Stuchner tells the story of Shira, a girl who has observed a town klezmer band since she was a baby. When the band's fiddle player is sick, Shira finally gets her chance to join in making the music.

Parents can learn a little bit more about klezmer music by watching the BBC series, "Klezmer!" Watch a 10-minute abridged version of the series here:

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