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Knitting on the Roof

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Knitting On the Roof

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Experimental, Soundtracks

We gave it a B

Pushing eclecticism to its limits, Manhattan’s Knitting Factory mines cover material from an unlikely source: Fiddler on the Roof. And it works: The musical’s energetic ethnicity yields more than a few nuggets. Pop terrorists Negativland turn ”Tevye’s Dream” into a trippy sound pastiche; Jill Sobule’s reworking of ”Sunrise, Sunset” is appropriately understated; and the Hasidic New Wavers put a sweaty exuberance into ”Wedding Celebration.” B

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