APRIL 2023: ASPIRATION
KS2 were recently lucky enough to take part in a music workshop, led by Jackdaw Music Education Trust. Our children sang, clapped rhythms and played their violins with the musical ensemble, performing Klezmer music.
Klezmer is Jewish music that originated in Eastern Europe, in countries such as Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Romania. A hundred years ago these countries had big Jewish populations who spoke Yiddish and used to play klezmer for weddings and celebrations that involved a lot of dancing.
Due to the events of the Second World War klezmer was almost completely wiped out, but a handful of Jewish folk musicians in America led the klezmer revival in the 1970s, and since then many klezmer bands have sprung up all around the western world. It was wonderful to be able to use our violin skills to play with professional musicians and we loved having so many parents/carers come to watch!