This entry is part of the Lexicon of Klezmer Terminology (LKT). The LKT compiles a wide array of source materials that shed light on the historical and contemporary state of knowledge about klezmer music. Each entry includes a number of citations from primary and secondary sources that include or refers to the term in question. It also indicates whether musical notation or sound recordings are included in the source. By clicking on the bibliographic hyperlink at the end of each citation, you get the full reference.
“The wedding guests called ‘mazl tov’ and the couple went out hand in hand towards home with fanfaremusic and all of the crowd accompanied them. At the same time, the old women danced a Reigen dance in front of the couple...” [Brest-Litovsk, Poland, 1848]. Wengeroff 1913, I, p. 189.