CityTelling Festival. Songs in Yiddish by Marija Krupoves
Marija Krupoves has dedicated many years of her career to the music of different Lithuanian nations. Every concert reminds us that cultural differences make our world a beautiful place and that songs help us to communicate.
Marija Krupoves is a singer, scholar, folklorist. Singing Yiddish songs, Krupoves presents and promotes Lithuania and Jewish culture to the world. Her repertoire includes songs from Central and Eastern European nations. She travels in search of songs in Yiddish, Polish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Roma, Karaite, Tatar and other languages. Being multilingual, she performs her repertoire in the original language.
She is accompanied by piano player Artūras Anusauskas, violinists Boris Kirzner and Vytautas Mikeliūnas, double bassist Eugenijus Kanevičius, accordionist Darius Bagdonavičius, clarinettist Haroldas Parulis, and percussionist Arkadij Gotesman.
"A concert about those whose glances recorded their lives in an invisible diary, those for whom the barrack wall was a prayer book, who kept their violins, whose fates eventually became the pride of the world. About Kaunas and its special spirit", say the organisers.
During the concert, the most prominent personalities of Kaunas Jews will be mentioned: Emmanuel Levinas, one of the most interesting philosophers of the 20th century, Lea Goldberg, the national poet of Israel, and the poet Abba Kovner. The concert will recall an extraordinary event in which the surviving musicians of the Kaunas and Vilnius ghettos participated. On 7 May 1946, in the displaced persons camp in Landsberg, Bavaria, they gave a concert at the Nuremberg Opera House during the Nuremberg Trials. It was a triumph of spiritual resistance.
Organizers: Meninių projektų ciklai, Kaunas 2022.
Photo: Greta Skaraitienė