Episode 101: Brivele & Anti-Fascist Klezmer from Then ‘Til Now

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Today we’re going back in time in a way and exploring some Yiddish radical classic tunes with Brivele! Brivele is a Seattle-based anti-fascist klezmer folk-punk trio who braid together oral history, Yiddish language, contemporary and old-country musical genres, American Vaudeville, and visual arts. Check out their Bandcamp page here!

 
I had a chance to speak with two members of the band a while ago, Stefanie and Maia, and they talk about the lineage of this music, and why it’s just as important to be putting out anti-fascist klezmer today as it was 100 years ago.

 
Video of members of Brivele playing with “Yiddishists Against Prisons” in Val-David, Quebec in 2019.

 
After 100 episodes of The Rebel Beat, we selected our top 5! Read the post on our website here.

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Playlist
Brivele – Bread and roses
Brivele – Hungry Yid
Brivele – FTP in der Gasn
Brivele – Oy Zionists

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