WELCOME to Lenka's store. 12 albums to choose from. You can shop here or buy through CD Baby, Amazon, or iTunes. To hear the music and for downloads, please scroll further down.
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Released on ARC, the world's longest-running world music label based in the U.K., Yiddish Journey compiles 18 songs from 6 albums (1999-2014). Half of these are Lenka's arrangements of traditional Yiddish songs, and half are her own original Yiddish songs. Imported from U.K.
Lenka's latest labum that is already collecting rave reviews (see Press). Released at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio in 2013. Original songs and 2 arrangements of traditional material. Co-produced with Alan Hetherington. Fray band - Toronto's top world musicians and fantastic international guest musicians.
17 recordings of sacred songs, many by Toronto composers including 3 by Lenka Lichtenberg. Virtuosic performances by artists from 6 countries. Recorded live in 12 Czech and Moravian synagogues. An exquisite 32-page booklet with stunning photographs by Romana Rysava includes brief history of each synagogue and the Jewish community that had bulit it. NOTE: This edition, released in November, 2012, is in English, with prayer titles in Hebrew. Look under "projects" tab for much more info.
Toto vydani obsahuje 32-strannou pruvodni knizecku napul v cestine, zahrnujici strucnou historii 12 ceskych a moravskych synagog, kde byl projekt natocen, jakoz i nadherne fotografie Romany Rysave. 17 posvatnych pisni s prevazne soudobou hudbou, komponovanou ci aranzovanou Lenkou Lichtenberg. Vyslo 1. cervna 2012.
An exquisite 32-page booklet with stunning photographs by Romana Rysava. 12 synagogues, 17 recordings of sacred songs, many by Toronto composers including 3 by Lenka Lichtenberg. Virtuosic performances by artists from 6 countries. Booklet in Czech and English includes brief history of each synagogue and the Jewish community that had bulit it. This edition released June 1, 2012.
Collaboration with Roula Said. Jewish and Arabic music in dialogue. Live recording. Produced by Lenka Lichtenberg. Released in 2012. For more about bridges, look under Projects tab - Bridges.
The evocative verse of acclaimed poet, Simcha Simchovitch, is married to Lenka Lichtenberg's original music. Classical guitarist Brian Katz provides arrangements and co-produces album with Lichtenberg. Recorded with Canada Council for the Arts "Special Recording Grant". 2006.
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For a limited time, you can choose to buy from Lenka directly on this page, both downloads and physical CDs for all eight albums to-date, at a lower price than through distributors. Shipping within 48 hours (please check shipping times through distributors; times vary widely). Lenka's first two albums, Deep Inside and Open the Gate, are available only from this site.
NOTE: customers in Czech Republic: to buy from Czech distributor in local currency, please go to this page (cesky!) Cesti pratele zakaznici- prosim navstive tuto stranku: cesky!
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At this point, you can download those albums through my band camp or on iTunes and Amazon, links above.
lenka lichtenberg & fray
Nominated for 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award, World Solo Artist of the Year, Lenka's latest album is already collecting rave reviews: "...outstanding new production… effective song writing and unaffected vocals, as well as very effective yet unfussy, lush-sounding, instrumentation... crystalline singing... superb performances by Lichtenberg’s band, Fray, and guest musicians…" (Andrew Timar, The WholeNote) - see "Press for more. Released in 2013 at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio. Nine original songs and two arrangements of traditional material, in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, often with "world fusion" or world jazz elements. Co-produced with Alan Hetherington. Features Fray band - Toronto's top world musicians- and outstanding international guest musicians.
Raise a Cup of Joy 4:050:00 / 4:05
0:00 / 4:24
vayn fun lebn 4:530:00 / 4:53
Open My Eyes 5:060:00 / 5:06
Pigeons in Paris 3:200:00 / 3:20
Perfume Road 7:090:00 / 7:09
Shnirele Perele 4:430:00 / 4:43
Aleynu 4:330:00 / 4:33
Danse Suite Macabre 4:150:00 / 4:15
Tumbalalaika 2:580:00 / 2:58
2010 3:340:00 / 3:34
Lenka's fourth album was nominated for the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards (World Music Artist of the Year, solo). Recorded in Prague and Toronto. Songs in Yiddish and English, mostly Lenka's compositions (9) and arrangements. World music vibe with tabla, oud, pandeiro, qanun and ney, as well as more traditional instruments, guitar, violin, clarinet. Co-produced with Alan Hetherington. Alexis Basque (cornet); Kevin Fox (violoncello); John Gzowski (guitars, oud, bouzouki); Alan Hetherington (pandeiro, drums, percussion); George Koller (bass); Ravi Naimpally (tabla, darbuka); Tomas Liska (bass); Kinneret KiKi Sagee (clarinet); Alexander Shonert (violin); Ernie Tollar (ney, bansouri, soprano sax).
Lenka Lichtenberg & Brian Katz
New Yiddish music. Poems by Simcha Simchovitch set to music by Lenka Lichtenberg. Arrangements Brian Katz and Lenka Lichtenberg. Produced by Lenka and Brian. 2006. Critically acclaimed, with airplay on world music stations around the world.