Ute Lemper who is bringing her cabaret showcase to The Bury Festival. Photo: Bury Festival

Publication: East Anglian Daily Times
Date: 17 May 2018
By: Nicki Dixon

The richly decadent world of 1920s Berlin and Paris is being revisited in a new show by cabaret star Ute Lemper. Nicki Dixon spoke to her ahead of her Bury Festival appearance.

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Jewish News Online
May 18, 2018

The award-winning German performer tells Francine Wolfisz why she made it her mission to bring back music written in the Nazi camps.

“When you are not allowed to speak your thoughts, raise your hand or even cry out with tears of pain, music can capture those emotions in the most direct and pure way,” reflects singer Ute Lemper. “These are songs that expressed what words and actions could not express. They speak to the soul…”

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The Jewish Views

This week Clive, Kate and Tony unpick the situation in Gaza since the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. German Songstress, Ute Lemper talks about her forthcoming show at JW3 ‘Songs For Eternity’. Naomi Creeger from Jewish Care chats about Bake Day 2018, Chef & Cookery Writer, Denise Phillips gives us some delicious ideas for Shavuot. Editor Richard Ferrer reviews The Jewish News and our Rabbinic Thought for the Week comes from Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence of Kinloss United Synagogue.

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German singer Ute Lemper is giving a very special concert at JW3

In the 1990s the German singer Ute Lemper became a lynchpin of a ground-breaking series of recordings on the Decca label entitled Entartete Musik. It explored composers banned by the Nazis, including much music that had scarcely been heard for decades. Lemper, whose sultry stylishness often seems to channel Marlene Dietrich, set alight the songs of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, Mischa Spoliansky, Friedrich Hollaender and others for a new generation. Now she is back, exploring even darker territory. On May 22 she brings Songs for Eternity to JW3: a programme of songs written in the ghettos and concentration camps… /

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