A Musical Companion to Arnold Zable's Book
Winner of the National Folk Recording Award 2004
"We live in an era of journeys. Millions of people are on the move, trying to find new lives, a place to forge new directions" -
Arnold Zable, author, The Fig Tree
Arnold Zable's acclaimed book The Fig Tree evokes the displacement, strength, longing and friendship of millions of people seeking
a new life or refuge from persecution.
The Fig Treet CD features Kavisha Mazzella's moving songs that speak for the dispossessed; Klezmer bands Klezmania and Klezmeritis
expressing the vitality and pathos of Jewish Eastern European music; David Krycer and Freydi Mrocki singing Yiddish poetry; Anthea
Sidiropoulos and Costas Tsicaderis evoking the Greek islands and the migrant experience; and the legendary Greek singer Maria
Farantouri's Song Of Songs.
An achingly beautiful musical celebration of the journeys undertaken by migrants, wanderers and the dispossessed; the journeys
Arnold Zable honours in his fascinating book.