World premiere of Leah, Teddy and the Mandolin at Labia Theatre

By MapMyWay
3 January 2018

Leah, Teddy and the Mandolin, Yiddish Song Documentary Film
Leah, Teddy and the Mandolin Premiere Sunday 21 January at The Labia

Leah, Teddy and the Mandolin – Cape Town Embraces Yiddish Song,  is a documentary film that celebrates 10 years of the Annual Leah Todres Yiddish Song Festival 2001 to 2010.

Leah, Teddy & the Mandolin showcases the many highlights of the annual festival and features the people involved in this remarkable celebration of Yiddish song. From 4 soloists in 2001, the Annual Leah Todres Yiddish Song Festival featured 10 soloists and 120 voices singing in Yiddish on the stage of the Baxter Theatre in 2010.

Originally conceived as a fund-raiser for the Cape Jewish Seniors Association (CJSA), the festival took on a life of its own. The songs reached out and there was a fascinating re-engagement with both the language and the genre.

Enjoy the wonderful songs and engage with the many people whose abundant talent and commitment made the festival possible.

WHERE & WHEN: Labia Theatre, Orange Street, Cape Town 8001 on Sunday 21 January 2018 at 08:30pm and will be followed by a Q + A moderated by award winning filmmaker Jessie Zinn

TICKETS: R180.00 through Quicket – in aid of the Cape Jewish Seniors Association (CJSA)

Yiddish Song Festival Cast

AVIVA PELHAM  IVOR JOFFE  BEVERLEY CHIAT  DAVID GORDON  DRAGANA JEVTOVIC KEVIN DERMAN  ZOLA  TESSA SNITCHER  CAELY LEVY  RICHARD GORE  EREZ SHAKED

Herzlia Ensemble Herzlia Yiddish Festival Choir Green & Sea Point Hebrew Congregation Choir

PLAYING with FIRE KLEZMER BAND under MATTHEW REID

FILM DIRECTED by Heather Blumenthal and Philip Todres, who will be at the screening.
FILM PRODUCERS: Seyma Lederman and Shosh Lederman, whose support made this documentary possible.

INFO: CJSA T 021 434 9641 E admin@cjsa.org.za