The Words and Music of Jacques Brel
Two of New Zealand’s most revered musicians, Jon Toogood and Julia Deans pay homage to the great Jacques Brel. Joining them is celebrated singer/songwriter Tama Waipara and New Zealand’s First Lady of cabaret, the distinguished Jennifer Ward-Lealand.
Four extraordinary music talents interpreting the genius that is Brel. Songs which tell stories about how life hurts, youth dies, understanding heals, love warms. Brel’s narratives portray people who are unwilling, in spite of all that they experience, to abandon either the joy of life or the hope that makes life worth living. His music has influenced the likes of Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Marianne Faithful, Tom Waits and many more.