Simcha - a Celebration of Life featured the world premiere of Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin on their weekly Sunday programme on SABCTV2.
WATCH Simcha's Jared Epsein introduce you to the buzz and excitement of the premiere at The Labia in Cape Town.
Meet Directors Heather Blumenthal and Philip Todres and hear some of their insights into the making of Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin - Cape Town Embraces Yiddish Song.
See some snippets of this musical documentary and hear some of the stars perform a small selection of the songs.
Get some of the excited feedback from members of the audience who attended the premiere.
Discover why you have to see Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin and discover the magical world of Yiddish Song!
And you can see Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin in Johannesburg on Sunday 18 March at the Rabbi Cyril Harris Jewish Community Centre, where there will be screenings at 5:30 and 7:30pm.
WHERE: Clive M Beck Auditorium, Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre (RCHCC), cnr Glenhove Rd & 4th Street Houghton, East of the M1, Johannesburg
DONATION: R90.00 (including refreshments)
BOOKING: Hazel or René (011 728 8088/8378) After Hours (011 728 8378) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Bank details: Nedbank Norwood Code: 191905 Account name: RCHCC
Account number: 1920 116 699 Please put your name as reference.
As Jared Epstein explains in his introduction, Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin, is a story told through ten years of archival footage from the Annual Leah Todres Yiddish Song Festival, held in Cape Town. Nostalgia was effectively translated into a contemporary cultural celebration.
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