EDJC 2023 > “MAMY FRAJDE” – a concert
MAMY FRAJDE is a concert produced by the Bente Kahan Foundation, which had its debut in Wroclaw with musicians from NFM (National Forum of Music) on the annual Children’s Day, June 1, 2022.
In January 2023, the foundation (FBK) took the initiative to continue this unique project, with Polish and newly arrived Ukrainian kids, many straight from war-ridden hometowns, to sing together traditional Jewish songs with lyrics translated into their own language.
The Yiddish song tradition is closely linked to Polish and Ukrainian folk music, given that Jews and Jewish culture were a well-established minority in both countries before WWII.
Today, with the war once again raging in central Europe, the children of Wroclaw, under Bente Kahan’s direction, are singing songs from the past in lyrics translated into their own native language.
The mix of the Yiddish, Polish, and Ukrainian languages gives the concert an extra flavor, a sense of unity, and understanding.
Bente Kahan and the children are accompanied by the folk music band “Chudoba”.
The concert is co-financed by the City of Wroclaw.
17:00 - 18:15
Pawła Włodkowica 5,
Fundacja Bente Kahan (The Bente Kahan Foundation)