Drawing on the Niggunim they sang in Yeshivah and Yiddish songs on Mivtzoyim, Rogers Park is announcing the upcoming release of their new album “Petersburg” to be released in early 2018.
“We see that there is a void in Niggunim and Yiddish songs with a fresh modern sound, yet staying true to the Niggun itself,” says Mordy Kurtz of Rogers Park Band. “When you search youtube or google for Niggunim it’s hard to find something that sounds fresh.”
The musical duo started this project almost a year ago with the release of “Harninu“, and are now excited to release their second song off the album in time for Yom Kippur. “We understand this Tefillah to be closely tied in with Bitachon that Hashem shapes every detail of our lives for the good,” sad Yosef Peysin of the band.
Video: Ki Hinei Kachomer
Ki Hinei Kachomer
A song with a musical charm all its own. It is usually sung without words. But the Chassid Reb Aharon Charitonov, a slaughterer in Nikolayev, Ukraine, one of the famous composers of Chabad melodies, would sing this tune to the words of this poem recited in the Yom Kippur evening prayers.
Concept and Directed by: Yosef Peysin and Mordy Kurtz
Filmed and edited by: Atara Wolf
Additional Cinematography: Berry Cohen
Cellist: Laura Melnicoff
Produced by: Matt Dougherty – Side Door Studios
Recorded at: Command Space Audio – Chicago, IL
Ki Hinei Kachomer Beyad Hayotzeir, Birtzoso Marchiv Uvirtzoso Mekatzer, Kein Anachnu Beyodcho Chessed Notzeir, Labris Habet Veal Teifen Layeitzer.
Ki Hinei Koeven Beyad Hamesates, Birtzoso Ochez Uvirtzoso Mechates, Kein Anachnu Beyodcho Mechayeh Umemoseis, Labris Habet Veal Teifen Layeitzer.
Indeed, as the clay in the hand of the potter, who, when he wishes expands it and when he wishes contracts it; so are we in Your hand, O You who remembers deeds of the loving kindness; Look to the covenant and do not regard our evil inclination.
Indeed, as the stone in the hand of the mason, who, when he wishes retains it and when he wishes smashes it; so are we in Your hand, O You who gives life and brings death; Look to the covenant and do not regard our evil inclination.
“In order to make this project happen, and for these Niggunim to reach as many people as possible, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign so you can simply preorder the album and help bring this vision into the world.
If you’d like our interpretation of the Niggunim and you’d like to see more quality Lubavitcher music, preorder the album here https://igg.me/at/rogersparkalbum and add to or share this project.”