Una Noche Idishe – Papirosn
On October 20, 2007 Yiddishkayt Los Angeles presented UNA NOCHE IDISHE, a celebration of the rich Jewish/Yiddish culture of Argentina.
This boisterous, trilingual evening of dance, film, Yiddish tangos, klezmer music, theater and comedy played to two sold out audiences at REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex.
This segment features Divina Gloria singing “Papirosn” (Cigarettes), a Yiddish song written by Herman Yablokoff about an orphan boy selling cigarettes in the rain in German-occupied Grodno during World War I.
The performance featured artists that embrace both their Eastern European Jewish and Argentine identities, including Los Angeles-based Argentine clarinetist Gustavo Bulgach and his Grammy-nominated ensemble Klezmer Juice, popular Argentine singer and actress Divina Gloria, and Schwee Miguel with dancers from his Tango Ganas dance company.
For more information on UNA NOCHE IDISHE and Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, visit www.yiddishkaytla.org