Coincidence Meets Microphone Mafia

by
Abby Zimet

In honor of today's anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation Day, the
story of two bands, one 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, one young
Muslim Turkish rapper, and the foot-stomping, ghetto-based music they
make together in the name of fighting racism. Their CD is called Per La Vita - for life.

"I
once asked Esther how she can still make music after Auschwitz. And she
said that if they had also taken away the music from her, she would
have died." - Kutlu Yurtseven, Turkish rapper from the Cologne-based Microphone Mafia, on Esther Bejarano.

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