Back home in Berlin,

after a wonderful ALONY CD Release Tour in Germany and Austria. The surprise "star of the evening" was the "Lights On/Off" video. It was especially exciting to watch it on the big cinema screen in the gorgeous "Babylon-Mitte" venue in Berlin; a definite night to remember!


In between the ALONY concert-dates , I spent a week with the absolutely marvelous HR Radio Big-Band, recording a new project called "new jewish folk songs". It was as always a pleasure working with Ed Partyka, who conducted and beautifully arranged some 10 israeli songs. It was an incredible experience, singing the songs I grew up with (an entire program in hebrew!! ) with the powerful, warm, at times crazy sound of this orchestra around me, painting the songs in new colours that bewildered everyone- including myself. Such lovely people; such GREAT musicians!  

Efrat Alony