Nitzan Birnbaum – Saba Project, Vol. 2 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 31:25 minutes | 320 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Nitzan, an Israeli musician, graduate of the Thelma Yellin School of Arts, and a third generation holocaust survivor. Nitzan grew up on the inspiring stories of his Saba (grandfather), Rabbi Professor Ervin Birnbaum, an educator, author, social activist and an eternal optimist and dreamer.
Two years ago Nitzan embarked upon a mission to capture his Saba’s story. He dedicated hundreds of hours interviewing and recording him, while in parallel, composing music to accompany his Grandfather’s story. The result is a moving experience where a dramatic life testimonial is empowered and complemented by an original and powerful musical dimension.
The project ranges in time from Ervin’s youth under the Nazi regime, his struggle with God, his journey to Palestine on the famous refugee ship “Exodus 1947”, his rabbinate education in NY and, finally, fulfilling his dream to settle his family in Israel.
In Nitzan’s words: “ during the last two years I had the great privilege to produce my grandfathers life story, a Holocaust survival and a real hero. We spent precious time together and as I heard his stories unfiltered, it has been a real honor to invite him in to my world of music.
Saba’s heroic story of survival has shaped who I am today and I’m thrilled to share this journey with the message that life is a gift and that challenges can often be opportunities and stepping stones.
This project is dedicated to Saba with endless love
Every SABA has a story: I’d like to inspire young people all over the world to capture the stories of their grandparents and bring them to life with a musical dimension. The team at SabaProject will edit your recording and add a musical layer to create a unique soundtrack that you will have to pass from generation to generation. Its easy.
1. Nitzan Birnbaum – Chapter 8: My Ancient Motherland
2. Nitzan Birnbaum – Chapter 9: The Exodus
3. Nitzan Birnbaum – Chapter 10: Exodus Pt. 2 – The Fight
4. Nitzan Birnbaum – Chapter 11: Exodus Pt. 3 – Back to Europe
5. Nitzan Birnbaum – Chapter 12: One God
6. Nitzan Birnbaum – Chapter 13: Israel
7. Nitzan Birnbaum – Chapter 14: Ervin Birnbaum