Music from theaters and Yiddish cabarets

There was a strong cultural and musical activity in Paris in the beginning of the 19th century. Many shows were played in Yiddish theaters like the Théâtre de la République, and in cabarets such as La Riviera or the Cabaret Dancing where artists like Bernard Potock and Dave Cash performed regularly.

For a few decades, comedians, actors, musicians performed in these often ephemeral entertainment places, attracting mainly a Yiddish-speaking audience.

Singers performed folkloric or mocking songs. They went from table to table and encouraged the audience to laugh, sing and dance, spreading the spirit of Yiddish songs.

Listen to the radio show Les cabarets yiddish à Paris, de 1948 à 1970

Buy the CD boxset Jewish Musics in Paris in the aftermath of WW II - Elesdisc 1948-1953

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  • Der Feuierlescher - Dave CASH

  • A nar - Ludwig SATZ

  • Scha Schtill - Lionel ROCHEMAN

  • A Pintale - Théodore BIKEL

  • Nadir Meins - Henri GERRO

  • Die Freiliche Kabtzounim - Elvira BOCZKOWKA, Max NEUFELD

  • Mazel tov yiden - Aaron LEBEDEFF

  • Yosel Und Zlate - Sarah GORBY

  • A Nigndl in Yiddish - Ben ZIMET

  • A finf un tsvantsiger - Théodore BIKEL

  • Perestroyke - Jacques GROBER

  • Die Pchoire - Henri GERRO

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