Tango Yona Montreal/Winnipeg

Sunday September 2 , 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Brigantine Room

Tango Yonaexplores the legacy of songs in tango rhythm, loved by Yiddish audiences from the 1920s to the 1960s. Tango originated in Argentina, but band leaders on tour in the 1920s quickly became stars in New York and Europe. Soon Jewish composers embraced the rhythms and emotional intensity of tango, and gorgeous new tangos were heard in the theatres of New York’s Second Avenue and nightclubs in Germany and Poland. As Jews were forced into ghettos in wartime Europe, they found in tango a musical language to express sorrow, longing, irony and love. The Holocaust era tangos are a reminder of the complexity of wartime experience – some are laments, some are outcries, and some inspire courage. Featuring Jane Enkin (vocals), Briga Dacjzer and Daniel Fuchs (violin), Gaël Huard (cello), Joel Kerr (bass) and Yoni Kaston (accordion).

Sponsored by:
Matthew Bernstein & Risa Prenick