Thursday, April 21, 2022

Listening Parties & Posthumous Release of The Ginzburg Geography


Save the Date:  Listening Parties & Posthumous Release of
The Ginzburg Geography

Come to hear new songs, sing-along with her bandmates, listen to friends and collaborators discuss the new CD and watch recordings of Jewlia Eisenberg as she speaks about her music.  

East Coast | West Coast Listening Parties & Streaming Options:

May 20, Friday 8 p.m.
Venue tbd, East Bay, California, 
with: Jason Ditzian, Cynthia Taylor, Laura Inserra, AnMarie Rodgers

May 22, Sunday 4 p.m.
Barbès, Park Slope, Brooklyn 
with: Blake Eskin, Marika Hughes, Jill Slater, Jeremiah Lockwood

With The Ginzburg Geography, Charming Hostess explores sense of place in the lives of Natalia and Leone Ginzburg, Italian writers famous for their intellectual brilliance and resistance to Mussolini’s fascist state. This album is a musical map of the Ginzburgs, with original scores set to their work. It evokes the Ginzburg's lives in Turin, Abruzzo, and Rome—cities that sustained them emotionally, spiritually, and politically. The sonic palette of The Ginzburg Geography draws from Italian regional traditions, anti-fascist songs, and Italian Jewish liturgy.
The album and installation addresses ideas that Jewlia dedicated her life to exploring, "resistance and what sustains people in severely oppressive situations"-- as relevant today as it was for the Ginzburgs during WWII. Getting the album produced was the one thing Jewlia was most steadfast to complete after her 30-day induced coma and intubation.  When she did recover in early 2020, the induced paralysis left her unable to wiggle her fingers and toes.  She learned to walk and sing again vowing that now more than ever she needed to get her anti-fascist album, The Ginzburg Geography out into the world. While Eisenberg was able to record vocals and oversee the majority of the band tracks before her passing, the album was ultimately completed by guitarist/producer Max Baloian and Eisenberg’s longtime collaborator, cellist/vocalist Marika Hughes.

Much, much, much more about Jewlia and her work at the Charming Hostess website



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