Continuing last week’s Yiddish theme…
Divina Gloria: “A Shoa Daine”
Argentine vocalist Divina Gloria, dancing by Schwee Miguel and Tango Ganas, courtesy of Yiddishkayt LA. The song, as sung by Shifra Lerer, appears on the album Yiddish Tango, as do some of the other songs I’m posting today.
Metropolitan Klezmer: “Yiddish celluloid closet”
This video interweaves Metropolitan Klezmer with Edgar Ullmer’s New York Yiddish film “An American Matchmaker”, and brings out the queer subtexts.
Jose Derasner: “La Cumparsita”
Jacob Sandler: “Tsvey Shvartsen Oygen”
This is a medley including some of the previous songs and others, setting them in chronological context from Buenos Aires to the Warsaw Ghetto to Auschwitz and beyond.