«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»!