Video : Jewish Music in the Aftermath of World War II

Produced from the EIJM’s archives

Video presented as part of the 1st edition of "Campus en musique" organized by the Medem Center-Arbeter Ring about The music of Yiddish cabarets in Paris after world war II, by Hervé Roten, director of the European Institute for Jewish Music and David Winter, grand-nephew of the singer Dave Cash.

Potos, posters, press clips and many 78 and 33 RPM discs, kept traces of that shiny time of Yiddish cabarets. Between 1948 and 1953, the music label Elesdisc recorded at least 154 songs performed by great artists such as Henri Gerro, Dave Cash, Sarah Gorby, Richard Inger, Elvira Boczkowska, Simon Nussbaum, Max Neufeld…

In 2015, the Music label of the European Institute for Jewish Music released a 6 CD boxset which gathers over 120 songs that witness the creative atmosphere of Jewish cabarets of after the war, where artists dared to mix folklore and samba, nostalgic tangos or satirical swings, in Yiddish, and also in Russian, Hebrew, Romanian...
Watch the conference : Yiddish music from cabarets in the aftermath of WWII

Video : Jewish music in the aftermath of WWII :


01:27 Dave Cash
03:48 Bernard Potock
05:58 Sarah Gorby
08:27 Ben Baruch
12:04 Henri Gerro
15:38 Richard Inger
19:02 Les autres artistes du label

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