MAZL & BROKHE: YIDDISH SONG
Marianna Moralis (vocals), David Mowat (trumpet), Knud Stüwe (guitar) and Simon Leach (percussion) have been working on a new set:
Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of trumpet, guitar and percussion.
Check our 'SHOWS' section for dates.
RETURN TO PALESTINE
During their tour of Palestine in 2018, the Chai For All Ensemble heard a story about the wheat variety 'Abu Samra', which Zaid Hilal and Hind Hilal turned into a lovely song, performed during our UK tour of Our Homeland Lives in Us: Longing, Belonging & Palestine. In April 2019 Chai For All Ensemble members Katie Stevens, David Mowat and Michael Loader, with Peter Churchill of the Bonfire Radicals, returned to listen to many more Palestinian stories, which will be used to inspire our new ensemble show, which has the working title Acts of Resistance: Personal Stories of Palestine in Music and Song.