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From WHYY in Philadelphia. This is Radio Times Marty Moscow weighing for your Christmas they were gonna bring you 3 interviews from the archives with musicians from the Delaware Valley , we’ll hear from David Brown Berg has been a figure in the folk-and-blues scene for 40 years he’s collaborated with Willie Nelson Jerry Garcia Bob Dylan and George Harrison among others and discusses his album The Blues the whole blues and nothing but the Blues and will also listen to my conversation with electronic musician DJ composer and arranger King period in his long-time collaborator Tim monitor discuss their album of heaven part electronic compositions . But first , for those of you who celebrated Hanukkah Klezmer musician and historian Hank Wisnefski tells us about the Philadelphia Klezmer scene from the early 20th century to the present , that’s all ahead here on WHYY .
Live from NPR News. In Washington , I’m nor Rahm Pope Francis used his Christmas message today to call for a negotiated 2-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . NPR’s Sylvia for Jolie reports that came just days after one hundred 20 nations backed the UN resolution urging the US to reverses decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem .
In his message from St Peter’s balcony Pope Francis said. Let us pray that the will to resume dialog may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can finally be reached one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of 2 states within mutually agreed and internationally recognized borders the pope’s message intricately woven the story of the Nativity with the many flash points in a world where he said the winds of war are blowing we see Jesus . He said in the children suffering from Israeli-Palestinian tensions in the faces of Syrian children and those in many other Middle Eastern and African countries , as well as those enrolled us soldiers and the many miners who are in easy target for human traffickers so people Jolie , NPR News . Rome .
Guatemala says it plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem President Jimmy morale is said he made the decision after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week Guatemala. It was one of the few countries to vote against the UN resolution denouncing President runs decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a man blew himself up in Kabul , Afghanistan today officials say at least 6 people were killed at least 2 others were wounded . The attack took place near an office of the Afghan intelligence service Islamic state claimed responsibility . According to Turkish media reports . The government is granting immunity from prosecution to people who act against those suspected of backing last year’s coup attempt NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports the provision is sparking a backlash from human rights advocates .
The controversial clauses included in one of 2 decrees issued Sunday under Turkey’s ongoing state of emergency. It says , in part , that those who act against suspects in the July 2016 coup attempt or subsequent terrorist activities will quote bear no legal administrative criminal or financial liability for their actions . Human rights advocates took to social media to protest the new provision , warning it could legitimize all kinds of crimes and human rights violations . The decrees also sacked . More than 2700 public sector workers from their jobs , including members of the military police civil servants and academics Peter Kenyon NPR News . Istanbul .
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This is Radio time somebody Moscow Wayne Merry Christmas and thanks for joining us. We’re bringing new interviews with 3 Delaware Valley area musicians for your holiday season and we begin with Hank ISP Netscape he’s a musician and historian who’s main area of interest is the music of American Jewish immigrants , none is Klezmer he discusses Philadelphia’s Klezmer history which he wrote about in his book , Klezmer music and community in 20th century Jewish Philadelphia let’s take a listen .
I think it’s it’s been nice to have you back with us on Radio Times. Great to be back here , how far back , do we have to go to get to Klezmer music I often associated with Eastern Europe . You know on 19th century music out of the shadow but reading your book . I feel like we have to go back even further .
Well , the idea of musician playing music to entertain really goes back probably the Bible and we don’t somehow have any recordings of that music. That’s the only problem . Otherwise we would be playing it but we know that in every case throughout Jewish history rabbis very often were trying to prevent this from happening because it was more fun sense than listening to somebody talking people wanna dance people wanted exciting music : there were a lot of things that came along . Over the years that really got in the way but it never went away and even in difficult times people insisted on having some kind of music at their at their parties .
Well , we’re gonna we’re gonna be listening to a lot of music and what always strikes me that Klezmer music is both its exuberance and this sort of mournful a kinda sadness that also embedded in in perhaps the minor keys or just in the music itself.
It seems to really be rough through acting the feeling of the people every music does and in the Jewish music it kind of shrugs and says oh boy look the new hear that in the music. It has a Jewish accent has a Yiddish accent it has irony so if Jewish comedians are ironic then the music’s gonna be ironic .
Your family came to Philadelphia. And as you write in the book a lot of Jewish families came to the city from Ukraine from from Kiev in particular .
Yeah. The area around Kiev Philadelphia Jews trace their roots and huge numbers to the area around Kiev , although for the music . We also look to Belarus , which is another part of north of north of Ukraine , very important for the music just more very sophisticated music . So it’s a combination of this sort of really fun Romanian and Ukrainian southern Ukrainian kind of feeling and then also this very complex ideas that came from more from the northern areas .
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