Strange loves, Strange songs, Strange languages, with Daniel Kahn and Sasha Lurje
Modern balladeers Daniel Kahn (The Painted Bird) and Sasha Lurje (Forshpil) have woven a program of beautiful, sad, and dangerous songs. Heartache, lust, murder, nature and world-weariness weave through these duets in German, English, Yiddish, Ukrainian and Russian. Creatively translated and adapted, the lyrics shift back and forth between tongues and musical styles: from classics by Tom Waits and Brecht in Yiddish to Russian ballads in English. A heart-rending program.