A SPOKEN WORD + MUSIC WORK PRESENTED BY RUSTY AND THE INFIDELS
A Desert Song Festival performance.
"Rusty and the Infidels, this desert town’s own klezmer band, with Russell Goldflam weaving into their performance the story of the two sides of his Jewish family and how it has led to the music the band plays.
The story-telling was beautifully judged, with the right weight given to its tragic strand (the murder of most of his father’s extended family in the Holocaust) and to the wry observations about, for instance, the prejudices held onto by family members, even against their own.
The story was brought right up to the present, to Goldflam’s own work as a criminal lawyer here in the Centre, and the way that the music has offered him a refuge from its anxieties… the sound rich and clear, given such meaning by the story, so full of loss and longing, resilient humour and joy.” (Kieran Finnane, Alice Springs News)
The Desert Song Festival unites singers, musicians and audiences, from Alice Springs and visitors to the region, over 10 glorious days (September 6- 15).
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