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Isabel Frey

Isabel Frey is a Yiddish singer and a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Her research explores the transmission, the aesthetics and the politics of Yiddish folksong in the contemporary Yiddish music scene. In her artistic work, she explores the different facets of revolutionary Yiddish songs and their relation to Jewish identity and diasporic belonging.

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Beyond the Theater of Memory: Reflections on Yiddish Singing in the German-Speaking World

Isabel Frey

Isabel Frey reflects on the challenges and possibilities of performing Yiddish music as a Jewish performer in Germany and Austria beyond the insulated Berlin klezmer scene.

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