“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours” are the wise words of Sir Elton John. Join us for a performance by Ukranian-born, Berlin-based folk-pop singer Maria Raykhman for an opportunity to bring us together in unity and provide healing at this time when we need it more than ever.
Date: October 19
Venue: Jewish Community of Japan
Free of charge
About Maria Raykhman aka “Masha the Rich Man”
Born in Kyiv, Masha came to Munich at the age of four as a Jewish immigrant and was raised bilingually in Russian and German. She quickly developed a fascination for language and music and began to express through her own songs what she could not put into words in any of her languages. In her youth she participated in various musical productions as well as the TV program “Dein Song” on Kika. Later, she studied music at the Popakademie in Mannheim Musik and has since been active in many ways as a singer, songwriter and voice actress. In 2017, she won the “German Songwriting Award” in the category “Pop”.
With traditional influences and pop sound elements she creates a timeless parallel world. Masha’s lyrics are about world-weariness, dreams, formative memories and self-healing. Thematic references to mental health, gender diversity and female empowerment span the arc from intimate narratives to current social discourse, and her velvety voice invites people to be alone together.
More info and recordings here.