Songs Hand-Hammered in Copper
We would like to introduce to you - "Songs Hand-Hammered
a musical homage to traditional Jewish music and to the Yiddish Culture.
We are brothers, Aviv Livnat (guitarist, vocalist), and
Arik Livnat (saxophonist), grandsons of the renowned Jewish artist, Arieh Merzer,
whose hand hammered copper reliefs commemorate Jewish folk-village-scene
in Eastern Europe.
Our performance includes songs in Yiddish written by Itsik Manger (who was a close friend
of Merzer), Gebirtig, and tunes like "Di Goldene Pave", "Rabbi Elimelech" and many more.
We revive these melodies in an intriguing dialogue with jazz and soul music,
while our Grandfather relief's are projected on a large screen behind us.
Arik played for President Clinton during his visit to Israel, and was subsequently invited to play at the White
House. He has also performed with Stevie Wonder.
We recently returned from Poland from a concert tour with this programme,
which captured our audience which included many young people.
We would like to discuss with you the possibility of a performance,
and will be happy to send you more information including recorded material.
Aviv and Arik Livnat
tel + fax: 972-3-5467246
3 Birinbaum st.
Tel aviv 62302
Enclosed photos with President Clinton,Stevie Wonder a copper relief by
Merzer, and a photo of us.
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