Press Release for Music Event

This is an emailed copy of a press release for Yiddish Ballads sent in February 2007, added to this were two pictures provided by the artist.

“Penniless, ill, and consumed by the fate of his relatives…
Manger went on to publish three volumes of Yiddish poetry
and plays in London…prince among poets, he was dishevelled,
gaunt, and usually had plenty of whisky inside him.”

David Mazower in forthcoming Jewish Chronicle 18th Feb 2007

Dear XXXXXXI am posting you the press release of the Yiddish Ballads gig next Monday.

Helen decided to release PR only to selected trusted contacts and she counts you
amongst that small number.  I am sending you all details.  Further I will post you, or personally
deliver a CD to you on Thursday, or at the latest on Friday.  If there is a specific address
you wish this to be posted to rather than,

BBC Radio Three
Broadcasting House

please contact me immediately on  if you need a different address!

Until you get your CD you will be able to hear samples on website
click on Text& Music

Please note that any questions you may have should go to


Bloomsbury Theatre, Gordon St. 7.30pm (nearest underground Euston Station)
Tickets available from The Bloomsbury, Enquiries 0207 388 8822
Tickets £17.50, £15, £12.50 (concessions), £10 (UCL)

A mid-winter Yiddish experience to warm the soul.
With Israeli jazz musicians ARIK and AVIV LIVNAT and HELEN BEER
(Lecturer in Yiddish, UCL)  plus GUESTS.

A fresh sound for the 21st century – folk melodies embedded in light jazz.
New musical settings to the ballads of Yiddish poet Itzik Manger.
Known and little-known Yiddish songs.

Aviv Livnat: guitar, vocals
Helen Beer: vocals
Arik Livnat: reeds, flutes, shofar
for more info visit the new CD site at:
About the Livnat brothers at:


P.R. provided with assistance of  Daniel D. Z. Zylbersztajn,  Tel. 44.20.72093522  Email: