“A devoted exponent of Yiddish song, Lenka Lichtenberg returns with a deeply personal album MASARYK that reimagines a 75-year-old collection of Czechoslovakian national songs. The award-winning Canadian musician has spent a career hopping genres, languages and international stages, only now choosing to devote an album to her birthplace and mother tongue. The timing could not be more poignant, given the passing away of Lichtenberg’s Czech mother in 2016…. … another fascinating window upon which to admire Lichtenberg’s restless imagination.” Tommie Black-Roff, UK Songlines
“Three new CDs in three years made in three different regions of the world, garnering at least as many awards and even more nominations. Toronto-based Lenka Lichtenberg has been on creative fire. (Her) work forms cultural connections, and it greatly expands upon the dialogue. Consider only her most recent recordings, all of which bring together top-notch musicians from around the world to create music that blends multiple languages, cultures, melodies and rhythm, and cross temporal, cultural and geographic borders…. (She is) at home in many languages and musical styles, and every release highlights her talents, and those of the musicians with which she works…(her recordings are) written and performed with a confidence and skill that is remarkable.., she seems like someone who will continually push herself to keep growing, experimenting in each new project.” Cynthia Ramsay, The Jewish Independent, Vancouver
latest Yiddish album: Yiddish Journey (2016)
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