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    The album "Berjozkele - Yiddish Lullabies and Evening Songs" released by the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw is a real jewel among albums with music in Yiddish. The CD comes in a solid digipack, accompanied by an informative booklet full of enchanting illustrations by Karo Koto, a young POlish graphic artist, with singable translations of the Yiddish lyrics into Polish and English.

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Ola Bilińska - vocals, OP-1, production
Michał Moniuszko - double bass
Mikołaj Trzaska - bass clarinet

Michał Kupicz - co-production, mix and mastering

lyrics

YIDDISH / POLISH / ENGLISH

// Krenice (Yiddish - in Polish transcription)

Dort, wu grozn zajnen naser,
sztejt a krenice fatracht,
kumen mejdlech cien waser
mit di emer ale nacht.

Unter zun, vi wajse bern,
waksn teg in grojsn sod.
Un in wajter szajn fun sztern
tancn jatn in a rod.

Fun di stepes wintlech blozn
un a fajerl derbrent;
gejen mejdlech ojf di grozn,
mit di emer in di hent.

Wert lewone blas un blaser,
ergec pojkt men in der nacht;
dort, wu grozn zajnen naser,
sztejt a krenice fartracht.


// Studnia

Tam, gdzie trawy są wilgotne,
stoi studnia zamyślona.
Co noc dziewczęta po wodę
idą z wiadrami w ramionach.

W słońcu jako śniegi jasnym
rosną w sadzie nowe dni.
I w dalekim blasku gwiazdy
tańczą chłopcy wyborowi.

A ze stepów wieją wiatry
już dogasa ognik mały.
Idą dziewczęta po trawach,
niosąc wiadra pełne wody.

Księżyc blednie coraz bardziej,
gdzieś tam bębni ktoś śród gwiazd.
Tam, gdzie trawy są wilgotne,
stoi studnia zamyślona.

// The Well

Where the grass is wet with moisture,
stands an well, all lost in thought.
Young girls carry pails of water
on their shoulders every night.

New days ripen in the orchard,
white as snow-bears, in the sun,
while the youth dance in a circle
in the light of distant stars.

Breezes blowing from the steppes
cannot fuel the dying fire.
Young girls walk among the grasses,
pails of water in their arms.

While the moon is growing paler,
Someone drums into the night.
Where the grass is wet with moisture,
Stands a well, all lost in thought.

credits

from Berjozkele - Yiddish Lullabies and Evening Songs, released December 14, 2014
Werter / słowa / words: Icyk Fefer
Muzik / muzyka / music: S. Polonsky

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Berjozkele Sejny, Poland

BERJOZKELE is a musical project which aims at reinterpreting, in a modern way, traditional songs in Yiddish. The first album – Berjozkele – Yiddish Lullabies and Evening Songs – was released on December 14, 2014 by the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. The CD is available on the JHI bookstore’s website: www.sforim.pl ... more

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