Friday, 9 September 2011

Hannah/Chana Roth

It's been apparent to me for the past few weeks that I have included a lot of Klezmer music in this blog, and that maybe I should focus on another sort of music instead of Klezmer but I wasn't sure what to replace the Klezmer music with, until I happened to be writing my post on The Burning Bush and YouTube happened to recommend Hannah/Chana Roth in connection with them. I really like the way, in which her music is slow and thought provoking.

Sadly I haven't been able to find out anything about Hannah/Chana Roth apart from the fact that she's a Yiddish folk singer, so I would be very grateful if you could give me any information on her. I'm not even sure why the person, who uploaded these clips of her music refers to her as Chana Roth, when the album cover suggests that she is known as Hannah Roth! In any case I would like to do some more posts on Yiddish folk music, so please could you suggest any Yiddish folk musicians, if you know of any?


  1. I knew Hannah when she lived in Milano Italy many years ago (40 ??). She was a great friend of my mother and often played at our house.She then moved to Israel where she worked as an actress in theater for many years. I think she stil lives in Israel but I have lost touch with her. I also would love to know more about her.

    1. Gosh, that must have been a pleasure to hear her playing her music on such a frequent basis. Thanks for giving me more information on her.
      I'm sorry I took so long to get back to you. I often can take a while to realise that someone's left a comment because this account's not registered to my main email account.

  2. Thank you for this wonderful music. It would be great to learn more about Hannah Roth.

  3. I just heard Chana Roth's version of Shloyf Mayn Kind and loved it. I'd love to learn more about her too.

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