A Tribute to the Songs of Women in the Holocaust

Shulamit - For You the Sun Will Shine – Songs of Women in the Shoa
Shulamit – For You the Sun Will Shine – Songs of Women in the Shoa

Shulamit

For You the Sun Will Shine – Songs of Women in the Shoa (2015)

For You the Sun Will Shine is a collaboration between vocalist Shulamit and musicians Frank London on trumpet and Shai Bachar on piano. The three artists perform are songs written by women during the Holocaust (Shoa).

”My greatest aspiration is for this music to live on as beautiful music, to be appreciated as art,” explains Shulamit. “It’s not about fancy melodies or complicated compositions. It’s about connecting with the immediate circumstances of the women who composed it, and it has the power to move people profoundly.”

The songs performed in German and other European languages have a bittersweet and melancholic feel. The arrangements feature a combination of classical music, early 20th century European popular songs and jazz.

 

 

The CD booklet provides details about the songwriters, the project and the song lyrics with English language translation.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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