Rogers Park releases “Chelm”, an upbeat single as a homage to the legendary town known for its wise inhabitants and humorous shenanigans.
“Chelm stories have always been a part of our life. As Jewish folk musicians, we think it’s a travesty that few to zero songs have celebrated this town that has produced endless folk-tales and jokes.” Says Yosef Peysin, vocalist and guitarist for Rogers Park Band. “Sometimes, as Ashkenazi Jews, we had rough times in Eastern Europe and our music got pretty somber. We are determined to give the lighthearted Chelm residents their moment in the limelight.”
With a music video set at Goldschein’s Homestead in Liberty, NY, the duo of Mordy Kurtz and Yosef Peysin revel in the joy of letting go and celebrating the joys of shtetl living.
With references to Chelm stories such as the famous barrel which captured the reflection of the moon, and the location of the town near “Belz” which never ring, the song is laced with references and humor which might just… Reawaken the open hearted faith that Chelm is known for.