Di Fire Korbunes

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A special highlight: “Di Fire Korbunes (The Fire’s Sacrifices),” the heart-wrenching 1911 Yiddish ballad chronicling the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The piece, written immediately after the disaster, was nearly lost to performance history until it was brought to Metropolitan Klezmer by a researcher from Remember the Triangle Coalition who located the sheet music in the Library of Congress. This new arrangement was performed on March 24, 2011 at the centenary commemoration concert in the Great Hall at Cooper Union, NYC. This audio is now also in the permanent collection in the “Activist New York” exhibition at The Museum of the City of New York.

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from Mazel Means Good Luck, released November 25, 2014
Violin: Michael Hess
Accordion: Shoko Nagai
Music by David Meyrowitz / Lyric by Louis Gilrod
recorded by Don Jacobs

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Metropolitan Klezmer New York, New York

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER, established in 1994, brings eclectic exuberance to Yiddish musical genres from all over the map. Performing vibrant versions of lesser-known gems from wedding dance, trance, folk, swing and tango styles, as well as soundtrack material from vintage Yiddish films, they re-invent tradition with both irreverence and respect… an exhilarating journey! ... more

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