Klezmer Music

Klezmer Music - Photo from «LvivKlezFest» in multinational Lviv

In 2014 to be precise, I discovered another world of music, the music of my own people, Klezmer music, East European Jewish wedding music from before the holocaust. Jewish life in Eastern Europe was hard: a lot of poverty and severe persecution. All they had was their holy books, traditions and music. They were not allowed to own land, go into professions or join guilds so trades were quite restricted. For some, money lending for … Read on…

I Write The Songs 50

This is the playlist for the I Write The Songs 50 radio show presented by Tiki Black and including great music. The show is aired three times a week via Canalside Community Radio. I Write The Songs 50 – part 1 Tasmin Archer, Sleeping satellite, 1992 4.xx Elvis Costello, Every day I write the book, 1983, Tanita Tikaram, Twist in my sobriety, 1988, 4.50 David Bowie, Changes (live), 19xx, 3.33 Coco Mbassi, Blubridge, 2014, :53 … Read on…