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Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra, Klezmer, Marion Siegel, Jewish Gypsy Music

Our CD, Seven Good Years!

A party! Klezmer music creates a festive ambiance that is distinct and sounds like the best party ever is happening, right here, right now!

Watch the Yids sing ‘Oy Mama’ live in action at the White Eagle Hall Victoria.

Seven Good Years!

To hear songs from the album check out our Myspace page!

The Y.C.S.O owes much of its performance style to the Yiddish musical theatre and radio shows that evolved on the Lower East Side of New York To the roughly two million Eastern European Jews who came to the new world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, musical theatre provided a distraction from the struggles facing the new immigrant. They enjoyed the familiar sounds of their homeland, but they were also interested in becoming modern and fitting in with their new society. Musicians like Irving Berlin, Dave Tarras, and George Gershwin came out of this melting pot. They blended Klezmer with elements of swing and jazz, along with the sounds of Tin Pan Alley, and the popular music of the day, creating a whole new world of possibilities for the traditional music Jews brought to North America.

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