Born in La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 27, 1948.
At the age of twelve, Zully Rotman took private piano lessons studying
classical compositions for ten years. She was a creative child, and
everyday after school would sit down at the piano to practice.
Music has always been her passion, although she didn’t come from a
family of musicians, her house was always full of Tangos, Milongas,
Boleros and Idish songs. That is how from her early years her musical
identity started develop. “I have this memory in which I am standing
on a chair using a broom as a microphone practicing my homework
pretending that I was singing”.
As an adult, Zully’s artistic flare broadened and included drawing and
painting. She began restoring antiques and developed her own methods
for curetting rare pieces of furniture and art. She was asked to take
part in the work of the Buenos Aires Cathedrals Restoration Project.
As years went by her love for singing continued to grow. She often
sang for her relatives, friends, and her boyfriend to whom she is
married today. Zully became Zully Goldfarb and went on to have three
children and sang to her three son’s as they were growing up. It was
clear that it was her calling.
Singing become Zully’s profession in 1997. Her first CD work was “Mano
a Mano Con El Tango”, which she immediately rejected after launching
because she didn’t feel it was a strong reflection of her musical
style. Since then she has released three other CDs, “Aromatango” 2000,
“Tango y Luz” 2003 featuring two Idish songs (“Frilling and Papirosn”)
as well as a song in French (“Je Te Dirai”), and “Zully Canta en
Idish” in which she connects with her Jewish roots by singing in what
was her parents language.
Something that makes Zully Goldfarb so special are the Idish tangos,
where she blends Argentinean culture with Jewish. “This music was
written at the beginning of the 20th century in Europe influenced by
the rhythms coming from South America, and after many years it
transformed to something more melodically European. “So what I’m doing
is taking those songs back to their origin by making them tango again”.
Zully Goldfarb launched her career by performing for charity
institutions as a way of extending herself to her community in need.
She continued to form different groups to accompany her always seeking
to improve the sound and quality of the show. Her need for perfection
pushes her to go farther and continually is improving her voice, her
show and the story she is trying to tell.
Zully is now performing in the most recognized venues and theaters in
Argentina which reflects her hard work as well as the interest people
have in being able to spend a few hours with Zully. Her shows have
grown to include a musical director, a staff of musicians, dancers,
sound technicians, lighting technicians. etc.
She has performed at the most popular and traditional venues in Argentina.
Club del vino - July 2005
Teatro Coliséo - November 2004
Teatro San Martín - 2004
La Trastienda - December 2003
Café Tortoni - 2002
Teatro Cervantes - 2002
Taconeando - 2001
Esquina Homero Manzi - 2001
Some of Zully's international performances include a series of successful shows at Melico Salazar Theater in Costa Rica City on August 2003, Conrad hotel in Punta del Este, Uruguay on January 2004 and The Ashenaz Yiddish Festival in Toronto on September 2008.