Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird | The Broken Tongue

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The Broken Tongue

by Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

Alienation Klezmer Bund = Radical Yiddish Song + American Gothic Folk + Punk Cabaret + Klezmer Danse Macabre = Verfremdungsklezmer Bund
Genre: World: Klezmer
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1. Beyze Vintn
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2. The Broken Tongue
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3. Yesterday Is Buried
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4. Nakht Un Regn
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5. Migrant Chorale
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6. Judenhure Marie Sanders
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7. Birkenau
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8. Unter Di Khurves Fun Poyln
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9. Son Of Plenty
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10. Ballad Of Edward The Young
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11. Man Of Plenty
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12. The Silver Window
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Album Notes
Fronted by Jewish-Detroiter singer-songwriter Daniel Kahn on vocals, accordion, piano and guitar with East German Johannes Paul Graesser on fiddle, US expat composer Michael Tuttle on upright bass and a rotating roster of some of Berlin and New Yorks best young Klezmer and Balkan players, the band was formed in Berlin in fall of 2005. Guest artists on the CD include NY downtown Tsadik players Brandon Seabrook & Eric Rosenthal (Naftule's Dream), Holland's rising yiddish folk diva Niki Jacobs (Nikitov), and members of Berlin's "Grinstein's Mishpoche" and "Shikker Vi Lot." Like the grotesque Jerzy Kosinski novel from which they take their name, The Painted Bird reminds us that even if man is only an animal, he can still sing.


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"Dan Kahn is the hottest damn songwriter you've never heard of" YES! He really is. I´m deep in love since I found this great man. I´m from Germany, so this music is an experience... you couldn´t imagine.
Sad. Deep. Sharp. Dirty. Tragic.
Huff, I´m bad in English, otherwise I couldn´t stop writing and thinking and suggesting.

Thank you, Dan.

Molly Olivia Broad

Exquisite, 'grotesque', avant-garde magic...
I adore this CD; I feel very much in love with it. Yiddish is a fascinating language, the tongue that binds Hebrew and German, but it also sounds exquisitely Eastern European, almost like Romany music. Daniel Kahn deserves renown, for he has {and those artistes who perform with him have} a remarkable artistic talent.

Morris Bruck

We heard Daniel Kahn perform in person and were overwhelmed by his performance. We eagerly bought the CD on the spot. We thought our grandson would also enjoy it and ordered that copy from CDBaby.