Tango international

The Berlin based music label "Oriente" is well known for its exclusive repertoire of tango from all over the world, for example from Russia, Poland and Rumania. Now, there are two new CDs showing the worldwide enthusiasim for tango: "Istanbul Tango 1927-1953" from the series "Old World Tangos " and the second CD by Karsten Troyke "Noch amul! Tango oyf Yiddish Vol. 2".

This is worthwhile listening to!

Karsten Troyke: Noch amul!

The booklet shows the texts in English, Yiddisch, German and Hebrew.

This is what "Oriente" writes about the CD:

Even if Tango was born in Argentina, Yiddish is its second language. We prove, once again.

Considering the surprising success of “Dus Gezang Fin Mayn Harts” (Oriente RIENCD59), our first attempt to fill in the blank of Tango sung in Yiddish, it was a logical consequence (and a pleasure, too) to ask Karsten Troyke for another volume of the “Tango oyf Yiddish” series.

Again, Troyke and his musicians deliver “smooth renditions of lovesongs despite betrayal and as a remedy for sadness. Accordion, violin, clarinet and double bass sweep aloft the melodies.” (Hadassah Magazine) “There’s a history of Tango in Jewish theatre and art songs, and that’s apparent in the perfect fit of lyrics and slinky melodies. Troyke himself is an adept Yiddish singer. It’s not a pretty voice, by any means, but roughly expressive and very masculine – lived in. It’s not an album for scholars, by any means; in fact, it’s perfectly possible that the backing trio of accordion, violin and bass might well have you moving around the room with their easy virtuosity. These people are commited to their art form (Troyke is one of the leading contemporary Yiddish singers).” (Sing Out, from a review of “Dus Gezang Fin Mayn Harts”)

Varios: Istanbul Tango 1927-1953

The booklet contains interesting information on Turkish tango and its most important artists in English, Turkish and German.

This is what "Oriente" writes about the CD:

Welcome to old Istanbul! The fourth release of the successfull series „Old World Tangos“ by Oriente Musik deals with the golden era of Turkish tango. Recorded between 1927 and 1953 the tracks on this release will take you to the first decades of the Turkish Republic and introduce to you the Tango composers and singers of that time. Their tango was partly imported by translating the lyrics into Turkish and partly reinvented by mixing it with traditional Turkish music. Artists like Fehmi Ege, Celal İnce, Seyyan Hanım and İbrahim Özgür make this release an adventure of the gramophone era in Turkey. Find out about the unique path that the Turks forged in the history of world tango with the original recordings on „Istanbul Tango 1927-1953“.

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Thursday, 18 April 2024