08.07.2011 06.Tammus, 5771
Performing in Israel this week, the Shofar trio from Poland satirize the ‘political correctness’ of the Hebrew language.
Take the sounds of the shtetl, add a generous helping of free-flowing jazz, mix with a snarling poet with a heavy Russian accent, and season with a rock-based bass playercum- vocalist and you get some inkling of what to expect at this evening’s Politically Correct – Hebrew as a Language of Money and Power concert at Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem (8:30 p.m.) and Levontin 7 in Tel Aviv tomorrow (9 p.m.).
The proponents of the said musical-poetic fare are the Shofar trio from Poland – underground Russian-born Israeli poet Roman Baembaev, accordionist Boris Martzinovsky and bass player-vocalist Yehu Yaron. It is an intriguing mix patently designed to convey a strong message….