Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh


Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh


If you haven’t seen Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh sing, please watch:







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13 responses to “Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh

  1. Amazing! He is certainly unique.


    • I know. I think it would be really cool to do something like that for the whole Tanach.

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        • Perhaps. Not sure I would do it; maybe, maybe not. But, someone could. Maybe Alicia would.? It could be her graduating composition.

          I once did a slightly similar, but far less intensive, personal project of putting together a mix tape of songs in my personal collection, which told the Jewish story. It was so inspiring and uplifting. I’d bought some tapes and cd’s in Israel from, I think, Tower Records maybe, without necessarily even knowing what they were (some I did); because they were in the discount bin and a complete discovery process for me. They turned out to be a cool learning experience. One tape was Nash Didan Idaylu, and I used a bunch of songs from them. Others I got were Canaan, Lul, Ofra Haza, Eyal Golan, Shlomo Gronich and the Sheba choir, etc.

          So, my project started out with a song which had sounds of wind blowing and exotic music, which represented Uncle Avraham and family setting out on the journey. I think the next one was a song which sounded like slaves working, representing our period of slavery in Egypt. I used Shlomo Gronich and the Sheba Choir’s song of the Ethiopian trek to Israel and freedom to represent deliverance from bondage and the difficult journeys of Exodus and Galut. I also added pre-independence thoughts (in song), representative of the Palmach or Haganah march, Dudu Fisher’s rendition of Pat Boone’s “Exodus,” maybe some klezmer and Yiddishe songs, from the dispersal and settlement of our people in the diaspora, etc. It came out really well. I also started to foray into learning the Israeli companies of the music business, like Hed Artzi, etc., to try to learn about who they were, ‘cuz I had an opportunity to do a radio show (in the new digital/satellite/internet realm; I’ve been on closed-circuit radio before, as well as an AM large-market occasional sidekick to someone else’s syndicated show), which my proposal, (to be a dj in English language in order to showcase Israeli music and promote this for an enhanced and, hopefully, positive, reception to the world at-large) was very well-received, but too spur-of-the-moment and nowhere ready to implement, and so I didn’t do it then.

          Anyways, my tape wound up getting stuck in the cassette player, and I didn’t have long-enough screwdrivers to take the player apart and get the tape out. I lost the whole thing when I became homeless.

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