"His Voice is Dazzling" - New Orleans Defender Magazine
"Gorgeously Delicate Baritone" Orlando Sentinel
Kabarett – a brief history
In Germany, between WWI and WWII, Kabarett was the most important creative place for musical and theatrical experimentation. Kabarett (as made popular in the musical ‘Cabaret’) was a form of musical theatre where the songs and skits often confronted and satirized the audience, instead of simply entertaining them. Satire, sex, scandal and humour flourished on stage, as song writers like Kurt Weill and Friedrich Hollaender created classic songs like ‘Mack the Knife’ and ‘Falling in Love Again’. The stars of Kabarett were the brilliant Master of Ceremonies who mocked the political and social powers of the country. In the 1930’s, as the Nazis rose to power, they brutally suppressed the Kabaretts and those who dared to perform in them. Most of the MCs who did not escape ended their days in concentration camps.
'33 features 13 songs that capture the spirit of these intense times.