The Bashevis Singers are the children of generations of people who lived their lives in Yiddish. Husky Gawenda and his cousin Gideon Preiss are renowned Australian musicians and award winning song-writers. They are the core members of the critically acclaimed band Husky. Husky’s sister (and Gideon’s cousin) Evie is a teacher and award winning theatre director who is known and loved for the beauty and warmth of her voice.
The album they have recorded is a unique labour of love. The songs span almost a century. Some are classic Yiddish folk songs written by legends, at a time and in a place long gone. Some are poems set to music, written by the great Yiddish poets of Eastern Europe and America. These are songs of love and sadness and life’s joys and disappointments.