MEMORY AND RESISTANCE IN MUSIC

Choirs of the Cercle Communautaire de Nogent and Mit a Tam of the UEVACJEA (Union des Engagés Volontaires Anciens Combattants Juifs 1939 - 1945 leurs Enfants et Amis)

This record is available for listening in its entirety in the playlist below

From biblical psalms to songs of resistance, the 27 tracks on this CD released in 2015 – marking the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust and the 20th anniversary of the Nogent Community Circle – invite you on a journey through all the styles preserved in the Jewish collective memory.

Through its multiple peregrinations, the Jewish people accumulated a diversed musical heritage in all languages – Hebrew, Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Arabic – where the hazards of history have dispersed them.

With this CD, the choirs Mit a Tam of the UEVACJEA in Paris and the Cercle Communautaire of Nogent wish to transmit the memory of a lost world and people, their joys, their griefs, their doubts and hopes, that they revive with the music.

These two amateur choirs sing together since several years. They are accompanied by professional musicians, Dimitri Artemenko, violin; Jean-Claude Tartour, violin; Anne-Sophie Pascal, viola; Marie Gremillard, cello and Vadim Sher, piano, and conducted by Carine Gutlerner.

This CD was recorded with the support of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, of l’Union des Engagés Volontaires Anciens Combattants Juifs 1939-1945 Leurs Enfants et Amis and with the Cercle Communautaire de Nogent.

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