‘My Sweet Canary’ in Austin
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‘My Sweet Canary’ in Austin

Performance chronicling the life of Greek-Jewish singer Roza Eskenazi to have its US premiere at SXSW

Roza Eskenazi, the legendary Sephardic-Greek singer who was a superstar in the Greek and Turkish music worlds in the 1930s and ’40s, still inspires passion and interest in the 21st century. In 2009-2010, a team of Israeli, Greek and Turkish musicians were filmed as part of the Israeli documentary “My Sweet Canary,” which examines the legacy and relevance of Eskenazi’s music and career.

That documentary was released in 2011, and an accompanying live musical performance, have made the rounds of festivals around the Mediterranean and beyond. This week will see its US live-performance premiere at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival, one of the biggest music industry showcases in the world.

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