Unit 6: Klezmer Music with Dan
Melody now takes us on a journey from Harlem in New York City to Athens, Georgia to meet our next singer, Dan. Use SG40, SG41 and SG42 to meet Dan and prepare your students to learn about klezmer music.
Meet Dan Horowitz
Based in Athens, Georgia, Dan has played bass for the rock band Five Eight since its inception in 1988, but klezmer music was a large part of his life and identity growing up in a Jewish household. In 2007, he wanted to expand his artistry, and began searching for musicians to form a klezmer band of his own. Klezmer Local 42 was formed in 2009 and incorporates classic rock, swing, hip hop, and many other influences into its music.
Students sing “Bulbes” in Yiddish and explore the Ahava raba mode through improvisation.
→ Go to Lesson 1: Learning “Bulbes”
Students learn to sing “Hob ikh mir a mantl” and explore the story of the song.
→ Go to Lesson 2: Exploring “Hob ikh mir a mantl”
Unit 6: PDF Downloads
SG40 Let’s Explore Klezmer! ↓ Download File
SG41 Meet Dan! ↓ Download File
SG42 We asked Dan… ↓ Download File
SG43 My New Lyrics for “Bulbes” ↓ Download File
SG44 I Had A Little Overcoat ↓ Download File
SG45 “Hob ikh mir a…” ↓ Download File