A street performer plays a tune near Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, on November 12, 2014
Klezmer musicians accompanied by dancers wearing a selection of costumes of traditional Hasidic and klezmer garb, perform at the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall in Jerusalem, during the first International Klezmer Festival, on August 27, 2014. Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. The Yiddish word Klezmer is derived from the Hebrew words, klay (instrument, or tool) and zemer (music). So, obviously, literally meaning "instrument of the song".