Thursday, January 28, 2016

Yiddish Tango: Fortuna and "Tango Idishe"

Tango Idishe is today's random tune. The song is performed by Fortuna, a Brazilian-Jewish singer and composer who originally sang pop music but had her life change after a trip to Israel in 1991 where she first heard Sephardic music. After intensive research, she began to bring back to life many forgotten songs and has performed them in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. She has released five albums over her career. Tango Idishe can be found on her 2011 album Novo Mundo, and on the 2007 compilation Putumayo Presents: Tango Around the World.