Wandering around Jewish music
Music by the Payadora Tango Ensemble & by Leo Fuld.
Payadora Tango Ensemble.
Silent Tears’ music is based on poems, testimonies and writings by women who were victims of sexual violence and torture during the Holocaust. Some songs are from a project led by Dr. Paula David, a social worker at a Jewish residential care home in Toronto, who helped survivors process their trauma by writing collective poetry. Silent Tears by the Payadora Tango Ensemble also includes five works based on Holocaust survivor Molly Applebaum’s diary and memoir, Buried Words. She is now 92 years old and lives in Toronto. As a species, she was buried underground in a coffin on a farm in Dombrowa, Poland, with a small hole for breathing.
CD. Silent tears – The Last Yiddish Tango van het Payadora Tango Ensemble.
LABEL: Six Degrees Records (2023), Code: 657036132924. VIDEO-1 & VIDEO-2
Thanks to: Daniel Rosenberg
He was born in Rotterdam in 1912. In 1939 he escaped the persecution of the Jews by touring the US. As a result, he survives the war, but the rest of his family is killed by the Nazis. After the war, Leo Fuld became known as the interpreter of Yiddish evergreens as My Yiddish Mama. He was also a welcome guest in the Arab world and performed in Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, where his performance was even attended by the Egyptian President Nasser and the highly renowned singer Oum Kalsoum. When Leo Fuld is 80 he returns to the Netherlands where he records one more album, The Legend. He passed away in Amsterdam in 1997.
CD. Vi ahin zol ich geyn: His Greatest Yiddish Hits – Leo Fuld.
LABEL: Hatikvah (2006), code: Y LF 1010. VIDEO