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GIORA FEIDMAN

If Klezmer is the soul of Yiddish music, then Giora is the soul of Klezmer music.

He is the most influential, traveled, thoughtful and inspiring of all Klezmer shpilers we've met.

What Louis Armstrong was for the jazz and Ravi Shankar for India's ragas, Feidman is for the mystical melodies of the migrant Jews.

Other Klezmers might seem happier, more frantic, more party-like, to their fans but none is more mystical than Giora. None has captured this wondering spiritual music in more detail than he has. He said, "He uses the clarinet to transfer to others 5700 years of nigunim. Feidman does not play Klezmer music; he says it (er zogt a nign).

Feidman lives and travels all over the world spreading his nigunim and inspiring new generations to learn, preserve and enrich this long tradition of Jewish Mystical music, and so in recognition of his efforts and life long commitment to the preservation of this genre we honor him.

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