Veretski Pass

  • Aired 10/23/2007

In exotic Eastern Europe, the roots of World Music go back centuries. Jews, Christians, and Moslems, Rumanians, Ukrainians, and Roma played music together in an atmosphere of sharing, in a multicultural area where professional musicians had to know as many musical styles as the diverse languages of the people with whom they lived and worked. Confidently crossing the border between mature mastery and village madness, Veretski Pass, an ensemble of veteran klezmer artists Cookie Segelstein, Stuart Brotman and