Isabel Frey // debut album

by Isabel Frey


The debut album «Millenial Bundist» by the Viennese-Jewish protest singer Isabel Frey with Yiddish revolutionary and resistance songs.

EUR 6’509

118% of EUR 5’500

"118 %"
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The «all or nothing» principle applies: The project only receives the funds if the funding target is reached or exceeded.

113 backers

Successfully concluded on 23/6/2020

«Millenial Bundist»: Isabel Frey's debut album

My name is Isabel Frey and I am a Viennese-Jewish singer, who revives yiddish revolutionary and resistance songs and brings them into relation with current political themes. My debut album «Millenial Bundist» is a solo production in which I perform my favorite yiddish workers’ songs, as well as politically-interpreted folk songs. For most tracks I accompany myself on guitar, for others I am supported by other musicians. The album will be released as a CD in September 2020 by the German world music label CPL.

What is special about this project?

Yiddish is the historical language of Ashkenazi Jews in Eastern Europe. A large part of this culture was lost through oppression and displacement, and with it many songs too. As a diaspora Jew, this culture is very close to my heart. I am particularly fascinated by the songs of the Jewish proletariat and the yiddish-speaking labor union «the Bund». However, the aim of my music is not simply to revive a lost culture, but to create something new as well: a dynamic, revolutionary Jewish protest culture for the 21. century.

This is what I need backing for.

There are different costs coming together for the album production: recording, studio and production costs, artwork and graphics, a video-production and fees for the amazing musicians that supported me. In order to realize this production I am asking you for your support. I am grateful for all contributions, whether small or large, and thank you with «a hartsikn dank»!