Nora Bisele

La boîte à souvenirs - French and Yiddish songs

This CD of 12 songs, stories of tenderness, nostalgia and rebellion, mixing French and Yiddish languages, is now available on the EIJM’s Online Shop

Music samples below

" Little, when grown-ups sang us songs, lullabies, and it finished, we always asked... Please, a little more !

My grandmother always responded before singing again : Nokh a bisele ? And I always asked myself who is this Nora? I imagined her appearing in songs, dancing on the music, playful with the notes. Nora Bisele was always there, finding her way from my grandmother’s lips to my ears, as soon as I asked « A little more »…

Today, Elsa Signorile (vocals, accordion, guitar) and Raphaële Merdrignac (clarinet, bass clarinet, vocals) sing the stories of Nora Bisele. From French to Yiddish, from Yiddish to French, these stories are sweet, nostalgic, joyful, angry, or love stories. These are life stories !

So… A little more ? Nokh a bisele ? "

Nora Bisele

From French singer Barbara to Itsik Manger, from Jeanne Moreau to Mordekhay Gebirtig, Nora Bisele plays with languages to take us on an intimate journey full of tenderness.
This CD comes with a beautiful booklet illustrated by Youna Tessier, compiling lyrics in Yiddish, their transliteration and translation in French.

Visit Nora Bisele’s website

Order the CD on the EIJM’s Online Shop IEMJ

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  • Mon enfance / Belz (extrait)

  • Yidl mitn fidl (extrait)

  • J’ai choisi de rire / Gey ikh mir shpatsirn (extrait)

  • Tumba / Déshabillez-moi (extrait)

  • Le déserteur (extrait)

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