Klezmer Attitude : Yiddish singers in USA

A radio broadcast hosted by Edmond Ghrenassia

KLEZMER ATTITUDE – JANUARY 28, 2008 – RADIO JUDAICA LYON (RJL) (94.5). Radio program in French

Since 2005, Edmond Ghrenassia hosts every monday the program Klezmer Attitude on Radio Judaïca in Lyon. 30 minutes of klezmer music and Yiddish songs, that sometimes extends to other Jewish music, such as Sephardi, Oriental, religious or secular.

Today’s broadcast is dedicated to the Yiddish singers in USA, especially from the Yiddish theatres from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, maintaining thus a tradition, blended with jazz, Yiddish songs and klezmer music..

Music broadcasted

  • Aaron Lebedeff – A Yiddish Meydl Darf
  • Barry Sisters – Zug Es Mir Noch A Mul
  • Andrew Sisters – Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn
  • Abraham Moskowitz – Yoshke Furt Avek
  • Theodore Bikel – Shabes Shabes
  • Ava Gold and the Epstein Borthers – My Yiddishe Mame

edmond_casque_ok_petit-2.jpgFormed to be engeneer, and teacher in the university, Edmond Ghrenassia hosts since 2005 the show Klezmer Attitude on Radio Judaïca Lyon, program created to promote Jewish music. In 2009, he created the International Festival of Jewish Music of Lyon which takes place every year in the Espace Hillel, where he programmed over 50 concerts. Also a musician, he plays in several klezmer bands since 2003 and recorded several CD’s..

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