The shnorers, smart Ashkenazian Jewish beggars, participated in the rising of klezmer music in Central Europe. Afterward, they brought it over to the United States where it first had a strong influence on jazz, before it was confined to the “ergastules” that the Majors had built in their basements. About ten years ago, klezmer music surfaced with a superb renewal, and a fantastic evolution; France was not spared. L’Orient-Express is here to prove this with plenty of brass, strings and percussions. Klops, hering, pickled onions, vatrouchka and vodka, cherished by the Diaspora, emphasize the importance of Klezmorim culture.
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