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The Robyn Helzner Trio mixes traditional and new arrangements in this vibrant collection of Hebrew and Yiddish songs. A Fire Burns includes the first recording worldwide of "Yehi Shalom", a Hebrew song composed by Jews from the former Soviet Union. Robyn learned this song from the composers during her second concert tour to the USSR. Distinctive settings of Israeli and liturgical texts highlight this recording and make it an important addition to any Jewish music anthology.
From Beijing to Boston and Moscow to Miami, the Robyn Helzner Trio inspires Jewish audiences to celebrate their cultural roots and non-Jewish listeners to appreciate a vital part of Jewish culture. With rich vocal harmonies and dynamic instrumental arrangements, the Trio presents a diverse collection of new and traditional songs that celebrate the exuberant melodies of modern Israel, the folk songs of Eastern Europe, the love songs of Spain and the eclectic compositions of contemporary North America. This acclaimed ensemble brings our rich Jewish musical experience to life.
One of today’s leading interpreters of World Jewish Music, Robyn Helzner brings a life-long love and appreciation of the power of folk music to resonate across all cultural boundaries. Robyn has appeared in history making concerts in Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and throughout North America. The moving story of her underground concerts in the former Soviet Union, which led to sold-out performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg, was told on the Public Television special, Chanukah–A Celebration of Freedom. Robyn brings natural warmth, as well as a seasoned and soulful approach to every performance.