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…

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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