Surviving Words

July 20, 2018

Concert / for bookings   Mordechai Gebirtig, Ilse Weber and Tadeusz Różewicz Songs and poetry written  before, during and after WWII. Bente Kahan is singing in Yiddish and  English, as well as including some of the original German and Polish, accompanying herself on guitar. Her stirring musical interpretations of these...

Home

July 15, 2017

Concert / for booking   Songs and tales by a European Jew. The Norwegian Jewish artist Bente Kahan presents the program HOME with European songs and stories. The frame of the concert is Bente Kahan’s personal story, with a family-tree dating back to 13th Century Spain, going through Europe...

UNFINISHED LIVES

July 5, 2017

Concert / for booking   Classical music , cabaret, songs and poetry written by prisoners during the holocaust. The concert will be part of the exhibition created in Wroclaw’s White Stork Synagogue (Poland), and the repertoire and artists can be alternated. Bente Kahan with a quintet from the National...

Wie ist die Welt so stille / Why is the world so silent

July 5, 2017

Concert / for booking   Bente Kahan’s compositions to Ilse Weber’s poems written in Theresienstadt. Acc. Adam Skrzypek (double bass) Original in German version Also in English (translated by David Kein Wright) 2017   WHY IS THE WORLD SO SILENT is a unique concert. The songs are testimonies of...

ONLY A HUMAN BEING

June 30, 2017

Concert   Bente Kahan’s compositions of poetry by Tadeusz Różewicz Set to music by Bente Kahan translated to English by Joanna Trzeciak The concert “ONLY a HUMAN BEING” with poetry by Tadeusz Różewicz set to music by Bente Kahan, premiered in Wrocław, Poland in 2015, and was part of...

Celebrating Yiddish and Ladino

June 25, 2017

Concert / for booking   A concert commisioned for Wrocław’s European Capital of Culture 2016. Bente Kahan invited European performing artists to celebrate the Jewish minority languages Yiddish and Ladino through songs, music and dance. With Bente Kahan (Poland/Norway), Rosa Zaragoza (Spain), Ruso Sala (Spain), Karsten Troyke (Germany), Anna Błaut...

Ani Ma`Amin

June 20, 2017

Concert   For those who have never encountered Bente Kahan in concert now there is an opportunity to watch, hear and be drawn into a unique musical whirlpool. Internationally acclaimed, Norwegian-Jewish performer Bente Kahan has been focusing her career on Jewish heritage, introducing it to large audiences. Her innovative...

Bente Kahan – Songs from the Ghetto

May 25, 2017

Concert / for bookings   Bente Kahan with Marek Edelmann, a hero of the Warsaw ghetto uprising singing Mordechai Gebirtig’s song “Undzer shtetl brennt” in front of the Warsaw ghetto monument (April 19, 2006). “Songs from the Ghetto”, a one woman concert with Bente Kahan accompanying herself on the guitar, is...

Yiddish Songs – Workshop

May 20, 2017

Concert / for booking   Bente Kahan uses her experiences as an actress and singer to reveal the joy and treasure of the Yiddish songs. Beside having had her own workshops in Israel, Norway and Germany for performing arts or music students, she has also twice assisted the eminent...

Songs from Theresienstadt

May 10, 2017

Concert   Bente Kahan sings cabaret and Ilse Weber songs written in Theresienstadt. All the words were mainly written in German in the ghetto Theresienstadt/Terezin during WWII. The cabaret music was either written in the ghetto or taken from popular operettas. Most of the words by Ilse Weber are...