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Celebrating Women's History Month: Alicia Svigals Shows How She Became the World's Leading Klezmer Fiddler

Alicia Svigals, the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and founder of the Grammy-winning band the Klezmatics, joined a panel of five other women who made their mark in music at a free Queens College conference on March 14 in celebration of Women’s History Month. The other panelists included Diane Wittry, a world-renowned conductor; Frannie Kelley, an editor at NPR Music; Marisa Meltzer, the author of Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music; Gwendolyn Pough, a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University; and Raquel Rivera, an author, editor and singer-songwriter.


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