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Marianna Moralis (vocals), David Mowat (trumpet), Knud Stüwe (guitar), Simon Leach (percussion) / Brendan Hockey (drum kit)

Yalla! A mish-mosh of infectious entertainment mixing powerful classics of Yiddish music hall song with whirling klezmer dance tunes - the rousing traditional Jewish music of eastern Europe.

Marianna Moralis' impassioned vocals drive the fabulous New York Yiddish theatre songs and ​​cheerful singalongs; David Mowat (trumpet), Knud Stüwe (guitar) and Simon Leach / Brendan Hockey (percussion) propel the sizzling arrangements with their impressive playing and enormous sense of fun.

With fantastic music, brilliant audience rapport and more than a touch of goodtime showbiz, this is a set guaranteed to raise the spirits. Sababa!


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 ensemble show Sound is Resistance: Stories of Palestine in Music and Song.

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