On behalf of the Jewish Community Mannheim and its cooperation partners, I would like to thank you and your colleagues from the Ensemble Folkadu for your concert at the Jewish Culture Days Mannheim (Thursday, 14.10.2021). The numerous audience very much enjoyed your beautiful music and in addition your easy-going way of presenting the program in an interesting way. We received several exclusively positive messages from our audience immediately after the concert. We are very happy to have chosen your concert and would like to invite you again.
"Folkadu gave a grand performance at our museum as part of 'Jewish Culture Now! Culture Days at the Jewish Museum Westphalia" in August 2021. The singer and trumpeter Yael Gat, accompanied by Pier Paolo Bertoli on accordion and Doron Furman on oud, gave our museum a performance that we will not soon forget. Traditional Yiddish melodies, Israeli songs, even a hit song that Rudi Carrell once sang, are part of their repertoire, but not as we know them. Folkadu combines jazzy sounds with oriental riffs and playfully alternates vocals with trumpet or shofar. In doing so, the band reinterprets the familiar and sounds sometimes jaunty, then melancholy and soon after cheerful again. The songs are commented on with wit and intelligence and performed with great commitment - a musical journey on which the audience is happy to be carried along."
"Nochmal vielen Dank für Ihre musikalische Gestaltung unserer Abschlussfeier der Woche der Brüderlichkeit 2018 im Alten Rathaussaal der Stadt München! Sie haben unserer Festveranstaltung einen wunderbaren musikalischen Rahmen gegeben und diese sehr bereichert. Ihr berührender Gesang hat die Herzen erreicht und wurde von unseren Gästen in gleicher Weise gelobt wie Ihr großartiges Trompetenspiel und die profunde Begleitung mit dem Akkordeon! Mit den besten Wünschen für Ihr weiteres musikalisches Wirken!"
"On 24.3.2019 the duo Folkadu performed in the synagogue of the Jewish Community of Oldenburg. The synagogue was packed with 80-90 visitors from our community and from the city of Oldenburg. Within a few minutes of the beginning of the concert, a connection was formed between the musicians and the audience. After the concert, the visitors were enthusiastic.The musicians also visibly enjoyed playing together. The alternation of beautiful trumpet playing, singing, accordion and drums and the different musical styles made it a very lively concert, which we still remember with great pleasure. From the organizational point of view, we can add that the cooperation with the Duo Folkadu was very straightforward. Since not many technical resources are needed, the duo can really perform anywhere, which is especially important for smaller communities. Finally, they are just very nice people, which certainly contributed to the positive atmosphere."
"Zum Auftritt von Folkadu in unserer Reihe "Wort & KlangZeit" erreichten mich viele begeisterte Rückmeldungen. Die hohe Musikalität der Musiker bei gleichzeitiger Zugewandtheit ans Publikum ist in dieser Form selten zu erleben. Die ausgewählten Stücke boten eine große Bandbreite an Emotionen und sorgten für einen intensiven Konzertabend. Wir hoffen auf ein Wiederhören."