Jacques Grober - Chansons yiddish d’hier et d’aujourd’hui

Yiddish songs from yesterday and today

From the collection MUSICAL HERITAGE OF THE JEWS FROM FRANCE, VOL 7

Referring to the tradition of brodersinger and lider-makher (authors and song peddlers), Jacques Grober writes songs about our lives: psychoanalysis, homeless people, Perestroïka, Middle-East… And sometimes with music from today as hip-hop, in order for Yiddish songs to be fully contemporary. Winner of the Korman prize in 2006 for his poetic work, Jacques Grober passed away on March 26th 2006 from a serious illness. The Foundation of French Judaism pays him a tribute with the publication of this CD, 7th volume in the collection Patrimoines musicaux des Juifs de France, which presents a large overview of his songs, accompanied by the best musicians from the French Yiddish stage of the last 20 years.

This work of music restitution is combined with a study on Yiddish songs in France, since 1880, in its different fields: theatre, Yiddish cabarets, cafés, choirs, the disc industry and the live shows since the 1970’s. Between Hassidic inspiration, klezmer music, Yiddish swing and rap, this great CD gives a big bowl of fresh air.

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Chansons yiddish d'hier et d'aujourd'hui (Yiddish Songs) - Jacques Grober

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