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At his kitchen table, a small slab of dark wood surrounded with Yiddish tchotchkes and family photos, Harry Sweet was eating okra. Its a southern vegetable, making usual appearances in gumbos, or corn-meal-coatings — so it might seem a little out of place in Sweet’s kitchen in Pine Bush, NY, where his wife, daughter and I sat discussing Klezmer, cultural Jewish music that could not seem farther from the American South. But for this self-proclaimed contradiction of a fiddler, its only right.

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