Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Mitch Smolkin's "A Song is Born"


I love storytelling, which is probably why I like Mitch Smolkin's brand new CD, A Song is Born. In Yiddish with a smattering of English along the way, Smolkin's CD takes us on a wonderful aural journey. If you have a chance to see him in concert, even better. As Mitch and I discussed, many of us know a few words of Yiddish (meshuggah, mentsh, nosh etc), but you don't need to understand any Yiddish to enjoy this beautiful CD. Mitch's performance at Harbourfront Centre on Saturday, August 30th also featured guitarist Levon Ichkhanian, Marcelo Moguilevsky and Cesar Lerner from Buenos Aires, Boris Sichon, Paul Brody, and Aviva Chernik whose warm vocals forms a perfect partnership with to Smolkin's.

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