It was a boring evening in Erfurt, same time last year, when my friend Tanja and me decided - out of a mood - to see if there is something going on in Weimar, which is nearby. We weren't expecting much, Weimar is not a very big city...but we found something that i could never let go of. On the market there were people singing, dancing, laughing, the guests singing along, they looked like a band of gipsies to me,singing in a language i have heard before, long long time ago (when i was a 12 year old girl in one of our music lessons in secondary school)... yiddish. A language and culture that should not be forgotten. And the team of "Yiddish Summer Weimar" does an amazing job making people aware of it. I'd say not just aware...they do make them interested. Every summer they offer workshops in Weimar, also having concerts and jam sessions (which i love the most!) in this cultural city, giving not only their music and culture but also kindness, brotherliness and very very precious memories. Thank you, Other music e.V. team.
To give you a feeling of what is happening, i took some videos and cut them together into one video. And theres another whole video of them covering the Irish song "Dirty old town" (much better than the original! Great job!). Enjoy!