April 28, 2017

In honor of Israel’s Memorial Day, composer Alex Kagan talks with journalist Itamar Zohar in Haaretz newspaper about the various versions of the song “Shachmat” (Chess) – an anti-war song of a mourning parent asking where her dead son has gone. From the original version in the play “You and Me and the Next War,” through the well-known version of Hava Alberstein and recently in the latest versions of Yehuda Polika and Daniela Spector.

The interview in Haaretz

The original text in Hebrew

 

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