Jewish Cabaret in Exile

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The New Budapest Orpheum Society will perform music from their new CD Jewish Cabaret in Exile tomorrow night at the University of Chicago.

Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 7:30 PM

Where:  Goodspeed Hall (4th Floor)

This unique music blends traditional folk melodies with more modern forms, and the themes encompass love, loss, humor, and the topical news of the day. The music was so admired that it influenced early talkies and musical theater here in America. Some of the composers, like Darius Milhaud and Kurt Weill, escaped the Nazis. Many, including the man behind this song, Mordechai Gebertig, were murdered. But thanks to U of C ethnomusicologist Philip Bohlman and the ensemble, the music lives on.

Click HERE to listen to Chicago Public Radio feature broadcast on 2/26/10.

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