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March 29, 1991 - Image 72

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-03-29

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Management and Employees of

Folk-Rock Israeli
Music In Poetry

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Restaurant-Lounges

MICHAEL ELKIN

Most Sincerely Extend Wishes
To Our Customers and
Friends For The Utmost
In Health and Happiness
On The Occasion Of

Special to The Jewish News

A

PASSOVER

May ei"eryone rejoice
on this Festival of Freedom

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Since 1939

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Happiness and Health
On This

Passover

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for any occasion ... up to 200 persons ...
Call and ask about our low prices

Nick Sorise

and

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and the staff of

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Wish Their Friends & Customers
A VERY HEALTHY
AND JOYOUS PASSOVER

72

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1991

s a musician making
his mark on stage,
David Broza is poetry
in motion.
After all, there is a music
in poetry, says the folk-rock
Israeli performer and com-
poser, who used the works of
poets as words for songs in a
1989 album.
That album, Away From
Homer is far and away one
of the 36-year-old enter-
tainer's biggest hits, featur-
ing lyrics based on the
poetry of Matthew Graham,
Albert Rios and Theodore
Roethke.
Mr. Broza is happy his ca-
reer took this planned turn
for the verse and eager to
talk about the turnaround in
his personal thoughts and
ideas.
A successful entertainer in
Israel, Mr. Broza moved to
this country in 1984, hoping
to expand on a career of
record proportions. His
Israeli album The Women
With Me sold close to
200,000 copies back home in
1983.
Now, seven years after
leaving for America and its
promise of golden oppor-
tunities and gold records,
Mr. Broza is retracing his
roots. All roads lead back to
Israel, he has discovered.
"I just finished recording
my first Israeli album in
seven years," says Mr.
Broza. "Last August, I
returned to Israel for the
first time in six years. I have
been there twice since."
It has been a heartfelt
homecoming for the recor-
ding star. "I am ready to
make the connection again,"
says Mr. Broza of his need to
re-establish ties with Israel.
Mr. Broza understands the
language of success. "It was
important that I expand my
career in America, as it is
important to be known
around the world."
But David Broza also rel-
ishes the language that
sings to him in his heart of
hearts. "I have decided to
break away from my Ameri-
can stuff; I want to start
singing in Hebrew again."
Mr. Broza senses a need for
his own project renewal, this
one of the spirit. The sabra,
who moved to Spain with his
family 25 years ago, living

Michael Elkin is the enter-
tainment editor of the Jewish
Exponent in Philadelphia.

Dave Broza

there during his late adoles-
cence and teens, is most
moved when talking about
the Jewish state.
"It was awesome to go
back," says Mr. Broza.
While the performer has
matured, he found his Israeli
audiences seemed to get
younger. "They were 15 and
16 years old, younger than I
remember. Why? I have no
idea."
Mr. Broza does know why
Israel lures him still. It took
nothing more than a quiet
visit to a Tel Aviv beach to
be wooed by the waves and
the Israeli way of life.
The internal crisis he may
have had took a back seat to
the Persian Gulf conflict.
Mr. Broza found an inner
peace performing for Israeli
and American troops
throughout his homeland
during a visit there in
January.
Now, he returns to
America feeling "a for-
eigner," albeit, he says, a
foreigner "with a deep
respect for American cul-
ture."
Mr. Broza is eager to go on
the record with his feelings
— which he has just done
upon returning to the recor-
ding studio. His recently
completed album, bearing no
title yet, bares a soulful
Broza.
"I listen to the music I just
recorded and hear a very
painful, passionate album,"
says Mr. Broza.
"I love Israel and always
will. One day, I will return
to Israel — when I am more
established — and settle
there."
Which may explain why,
when discussing his latest
work, Mr. Broza thinks one
song says it all. "I have
called that song "Home-
coming,' " he says.



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