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Klezmer band to perform at Gloucester Point

The Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band, shown above will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, in the sanctuary of Bethany United Methodist Church, 1860 Hayes Road, Gloucester Point.

The concert is part of the church’s George Nelson Memorial Concert Series.

Klezmer is a mixture of wedding and party music of 19th century Eastern Europe with strains of Yiddish theater and American dance band music of the early 1900s. It borrows freely from gypsy tunes, Middle Eastern music and other sources as diverse as American folk music and rock ’n roll.

All of those influences come out in Bagels & Fraylox concerts. A traditional wedding march from one hundred years ago in Russia or a schmaltzy tune from Yiddish theater—even Broadway’s “Fiddler on the Roof”—may lead into a rock-flavored Middle Eastern rave-up that has audience members dancing in the aisles, a release stated.

The Williamsburg-based band performs often at community cultural events and coffeehouses, as well as weddings...

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