The Yiddish Podcast

Episode #6: "A Yiddisher Rock"



In this podcast Alexander Kotlyar talks about how he transitioned from his work in Russian to Yiddish. How in general the drive and joyful music became a cornerstone in the creative work of the group "Gefilte Drive". Why Alexander "skips musical works through himself" and how he gives them a touch of modernity. How he meets ardent attitude of representatives of academic Yiddish to the works performed by the group and how he finds ways to bypass the "pitfalls" and perform the songs in a literary language.


Listen to the next episode of our podcast about all this, about the composition of the band, about the repertoire, about the creation of new works and the influence of Yiddish culture on the modern world.


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