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Chekhov’s Band – Eastern European Klezmer music from the EMI archives 1908-1913

Coming with a tremendously rich booklet, a true historical and ethnomusicological essay, this CD released in September 2015 features archive recordings, unpublished until now, and absolutely breathtaking …

Wandering Stars: Songs from Gimpel’s Lemberg Yiddish Theater, 1906-1910

Gimpel’s Yiddish theater of Lemberg was the first permanent Yiddish theater in Europe. Several 78 RPM discs of songs from this theater were recorded between 1906 and 1910. This CD, produced by Julian Futter and Michael Aylward, restored it for our pleasure …

Shir Hodu – Jewish Songs from Bombay of the ’30s

“Shir Hodu” means in Hebrew “Song of India”. It also means “Song of praise”. This anthology features for the first time on a CD the most famous Indian singers from Bombay, in a historical performance of the 1930’s …

Waks – Yiddish Voices

Drawing from sounds recorded on wax cylinders between 1928 and 1941 by Sofia Magid and Moishe Beregovsky, the musicians Inge Mandos (vocals), Klemens Kaatz (piano, accordion, harmonium) and Hans-Christian Jaenicke (violin) start a dialogue defying time with voices from the past …

Judeo-Spanish Songs for the Life Cycle in the Eastern Mediterranean / Cantares Judeo-espanoles del Ciclo de la Vida en el Mediterraneo Oriental

Published by the JMRC in 2014 under the direction of Susana Weich-Shahak, this double CD traces the various moments of the cycle of life in the Judeo-Spanish communities of the Eastern Mediterranean, since birth till death, passing by lullabies, children songs, wedding songs... …

Ben Zimet – Aux sources du klezmer

Released by MLP Music, this double CD by the singer Ben Zimet features classic hits of Yiddish songs (Dona, dona), less known tunes (Beker Lid) and original covers (Di Grine Kuzine – African version) …

Salim Halali

Released by Buda Musique in 2012, this CD dedicated to Salim Halali, born in 1920 in Annaba (Ex-Bône) in Algeria, testifies of Judeo-North African songs from the 1940’s until 1965 …

Cordoue 21

Six evocative ballads - from Granada to Cordoba, passing through the Balkans, Salonica, Istanbul and even Tunis, Algiers and Paris - construct this album, with the voice of Sandra Bessis, recognized singer of the Sefardi repertoire for more than 25 years, and the voice of Rachid Brahim-Djelloul. …

Ben Zimet – Un enfant de la Corrèze

The CD of the last public appearance show by Ben Zimet with the Yiddish Quartet traces the childhood of the singer during and after the war, and maintains the memory of those who disappeared …

Maurice El Medioni – Oran Oran

Since he was a child, Maurice el Medioni lived with music. On the Rue de la Révolution, in Oran, in the family café, held by his uncle Saoud el Medioni, famous musician also known as Saoud l’Oranais, Maurice el Medioni got to meet the best musicians of the Arab-Andalusian tradition …

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