A Punk Yiddish Cabaret: An Interview with Daniel Kahn

The Detroit musician, songwriter and actor Daniel Kahn who meanwhile lives in Berlin is the leader of a Band project called „The Painted Bird“. In spring 2009 their new album „Partisans & Parasites“ was released. Some of the best musicians were part of this album: Paul Brody (Tsadik’s Sadawi) and Frank London (Klezmatics, Klezmer Brass All-Stars). If you expect traditional klezmer music you might be disappointed and look for someone else but if you like English, Yiddish and German Songs which are sad, angry, sarcastic, tragic, macabre and humorous then you will love Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird…

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Amsterdam Klezmer Band: Put a big smile on your face and take it home

If you are sad, tired, have a lot of stress or just want to have fun there will be a good recipe. Go out and visit a concert of the Amsterdam Klezmer Band. These seven guys will put a smile on your face. They will bring you on the status to dance and you can not deny it. The Amsterdam Klezmer Band is a perfect mixture of klezmer, gypsy, rap and a little bit of punk. Try the guerilla of happiness! An Interview with Job Chajes (saxophonist, singer and leader of the Amsterdam Klezmer Band)…

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Lesung in München: Mahmud Darwish

Mahmud Darwish ist einer der herausragenden zeitgenössischen Dichter in der arabischen Welt und wird auch weiter als die poetische Stimme des palästinensischen Volkes anerkannt. In seinen Werken setzt er sich gleichermaßen gegen Unrecht und Unterdrückung wie für eine friedliche und gerechte Koexistenz palästinensischer Araber und israelischer Juden ein.

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