The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents GHETTO TANGO, music theater repertoire written and adapted by Jewish composers, lyricists, actors, singers, street performers, and amateurs in the Jewish Ghettos of Poland and Lithuania during World War II. It is a record of the expressive vocabulary of its time and its creators – satirical and elegiac, political and personal, angry and heartfelt. Its musical forms reflect the diverse sources of popular Yiddish songs of the first third of the twentieth century- songs rooted in East European Jewish folks and liturgical music, and influenced by European opera and operetta, American ragtime, film, and the international rage for tango and cabaret entertainment.
The concert features Zalmen Mlotek, Daniella Rabbani and Avram Mlotek. Created by Adrienne Cooper z''l and Zalmen Mlotek; presented in Adrienne’s memory.
In English and Yiddish.