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February 26, 1988 - Image 55

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-02-26

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ENTERTAINMENT

I GOING PLACES'

Feb. 26-March 3

COMEDY

DUFFY'S ON THE LAKE
3133 Cooley Lake Rd., Union
Lake, Bob Posch and John
Cionca, now through March 9:30
and 11:30 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays, admission,
reservations, 363-9469.
COMEDY CASTLE
2593 Woodward, Mark Schiff,
now through Feb. 20,Bill Scheft,
now through Saturday, Bill
Kirchenbauer, Tuesday through
March 5, admission, 542-9900.

THEATER

Broza sings in three languages — Hebrew, Spanish and English.

It Will Be Good

Israeli folksinger David Broza hopes to
achieve the same success in the U.S. that
he has in his homeland

LILA ORBACH

Special to The Jewish News

0 nce he picks up his gui-
tar, the voyage begins.
It's a Spanish melo-
dy and within moments
you're on the banks of
the river of Seville or the shores of the
Dead Sea or perhaps you're driving
the flatlands of the Midwest.
David Broza, one of Israel's most
successful (and most romantic) musi-
cians, embraces his guitar like a
woman, using it as a bridge to connect
Israeli, Spanish and American music
and culture. From gentle melodies to
soft rock, his guitar serves for both
pitch and percussion.
And he rarely puts it down. Not
even for a moment. During a recent
concert at the University of

Michigan's Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre in Ann Arbor, sponsored by
the B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation,
Broza tapped, clapped and rapped on
his guitar, all the while strumming
and singing and enrapturing the
crowd for more than two hours.
During the last three years,
Israeli-born Broza has performed
almost solely for American audiences,
hoping his success in Israel will
spread to the United States.
Broza's image as a romantic folk-
rock singer peaked following the war
in Lebanon when he made the tran-
sition from protest songs to love songs.
At that time he produced his third
and most successful record, Ha Eesha
Sh'eetee (The Woman With Me), which
sold triple platinum soon after its
release. The album was full of love
songs, ballads and Hebrew lyrics

translated from Spanish poetry.
Broza, 32, was born in Haifa. His
mother, Sharona, daughter of Major
Wellesley Aron, a British immigrant
who helped found Habonim and the
Jewish Brigade, was one of the
yishuv's (pre-state Israel's Jewish
community) first folk singers. His
father, Arthur, immigrated to
Palestine from London and served
first in the 'RAF and then the Israel
Air Force.
Most of Broza's teenage years
were spent in Madrid, where his
parents had moved to start a new
business venture. It was in Spain that
Broza first picked up a guitar. "It was
the thing to do in school in Madrid,"
says Broza, whose guitar strums and
melodies reflect his passion for
Spanish music.
At 16, Broza was sent to Carmel

JEWISH COMMUNITY
CENTER
6600 W. Maple Rd., W.
Bloomfield, Let Us Entertain You
8 p.m. Saturday, admission,
661-1000 ext. 293.
MEADOW BROOK THEATER
Oakland University, Rochester,
Absent Friends today through
March 20, admission, 377-3300.
DETROIT REPERTORY
THEATER
13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit,
The Colored Museum now
through March 6, 868-1347.
ROSEDALE COMMUNITY
PLAYERS
The Upstage, Detroit, The
Second Time Around now
through Saturday, admission,
532-4010.
BIRMINGHAM THEATER
211 S. Woodward, Birmingham,
Social Security now through
March 30, admission, 644-3533.
HENRY FORD MUSEUM &
GREENFIELD VILLAGE
Henry Ford Museum Theater,
Kiss and Tell now through
March 19, admission, 271-1620.
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Hilberry Theater, The Dresser
now through March 12,
admission, 577-2972.
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Hilberry Theater, Detroit,
Tartuffe today through March 8
admission, 557-2972.

MUSIC

OMNI STAR THEATER
33330 Plymouth Rd., Livonia,
Wayne Newton, today through
Sunday, admission, 422-6664.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
OF DETROIT
23557 Outwood, Southfield,
Alban Berg String Quartet,
Wednesday,admission, 833-3700.
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