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"Ilana & Palti" in Germany:

Ilana & Palti in Frankfurt

"Ilana & Palti" performing in Frankfurt, Germany.

Ilana und Palti in Deutschland

After a year in London and an invitation from the Israeli ambassador to Germany, "Ilana & Palti" decided to move to Germany in 1975. Where they were "adopted" by Shalom and Zahara Geller from Kfar Gil'adi, a kibbutz in northern Israel. Shalom was the "Zionist Emissary" to Germany. And so "Ilana & Palti" participated in Jewish events all over Germany, trying to convince the young Jewish generation to immigrate to Israel. "Ilana & Palti" performed in various tv- and radio 
programs and were invited by Jewish organizations like "Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael" (Jewish National Fund), to present their versatile repertoire in several folk music programs. Like in Jewish events with Hans Rosenthal in Berlin.
They also participated in "Folklore International", an
international festival, produced for the Hessischer Rundfunk (HR),  together with Gordon Lightfoot from Canada, "The Chieftains" from Ireland and "Elster Silberflug" from Germany among others. 
"Ilana & Palti" were asked by the HR to record stereo songs in their studio, which would be presented later in the radio show "
Das Jugend-Journal".
They also recorded and performed for the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) in Berlin and Rias Berlin.

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Through all these participations they gained more and more fame, so that the record company, EMI, got notice of them and took them under contract. 

In 1976 "Ilana & Palti" recorded their first single
"Du tanzt so gut / Warum hast Du Licht gemacht" at the EMI-ELECTROLA Studio in Cologne. 
The music of
"Warum hast Du Licht gemacht"  (=Why did you turn on the light) was composed by Paltiel-hay Jacoby, who also wrote the original Hebrew lyrics. These were adapted to a German version by German poet, Fritz Grasshoff.

1977 their second single "Disco Taxi / Don't start the same old game" (music: Heinz Gietz, English lyrics: Chris Howland, arrangement: Heinz Gietz), was released. "Disco Taxi" turned to become an international hit single and gained much fame all over the world, especially in Mexico.

Ilana & Palti

"Ilana & Palti" in Berlin

September 1977, "Ilana & Palti" were invited by Maria Brauner to participate in the Charity Midsummer Night’s Ball of TuS Makkabi and Aliyat Hano'ar (Youth Alyiah) in Berlin to present 40 minutes of their versatile repertoire.

In October 1977, "Ilana & Palti" got the invitation to the tv show "Die Welt ist voll Musik", produced in Stuttgart, about Israel with Yigal Bashan and "Chocolate Menta Mastik"

Ilana & Palti

"Ilana & Palti", 1977


In 1978 the single "Mitten in der Nacht / Was uns trennt"
came out. "Mitten in der Nacht" is the German cover version of "In the middle of the night" by the British group "Brotherhood Of Man". In "Was uns trennt" (= What separates us), Paltiel-hay Jacoby presents his charismatic lead vocal.

Later in 1978 "Ilana & Palti" went to London, England, to record their last single "
Love just knocked at my door / When you're young and in love".
What was produced by David Vaughan, who was the manager of his father, Frankie Vaughan, a well known singer and actor in England and in the United States.

In 197
8 "Ilana & Palti" also recorded their LP  "Ein Mann, Ein Mädchen", which title song is the German cover of ABBA's "One man, one woman". 
The LP was signed by Günter Ilgner and produced by Heinz Gietz. It contains also international hit covers like
"Don't forget to remember" by the Bee Gees, "When you're young and in love" by the Marvelettes and "So muß Liebe sein", German version of the No.1 Hit of the last Tokyo Festival at Budokan Hall in 1977, "Cant hide my love" by the group "Rags".

Articles of the press

Shows and programsHaHaim Ha     


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Frankfurt, Germany, 1976, "Ilana & Palti" performed in honor of the late 
Israeli ambassador to Germany, Yohanan Meroz.

im hatovim ha'hayim ha'haim

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Selection of shows/programs with "Ilana & Palti" in Germany:

14.12.1975: "Glanzvoller bunter Nachmittag: 
Hans Rosenthals Veranstaltung für den "Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael" (Jewish National Fund), with "Ilana & Palti", 
Eddi Kausch & Combo, Christiane Kappauf and Rolf Sanden. "Ilana & Palti" sang "Lecha Dodi" (לכה דודי) 
(music: Paltiel-hay Jacoby,
lyrics: Shabbat song), "Mah Yafah 'At Yaldati" (מה יפה את ילדתי) 
(music and
lyrics: Paltiel-hay Jacoby), "Esa Einai" (אילנה ופלטי) ( lyrics: Psalm 121, melody composed by Shlomo Carlebach), as well as Yemenite and Spanish love songs. 
Article of the press
christine kappauf christiane kappauff eddy kausch edgar kausch eddie kausch

23.11.1975 "Der Redakteur", Dr. Ulrich Olshausen organized "Folklore International" for the Hessischer Rundfunk (HR).
"Ilana & Palti" represented Israel.
Article of the press


20.12.1975: "Das Jugend-Journal", stereo recordings of Israeli songs signed by Prof. Dr. Kadelbach, radio programme, Hessischer Rundfunk (HR).
Letter of recommendation


January 1976: performance at BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service), Berlin.
Letter of recommendation


29.01.1976: "Spass muss sein", radio show of RIAS, Berlin.
"Ilana and Palti" sang the German folk song
"Die Gedanken sind frei", ( lyrics). 

1976: "Ilana & Palti" performed in honor of the late Israeli ambassador to Germany, Yohanan Meroz 
in Frankfurt.
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03.09.1977: Charity Midsummer Night’s Ball of TuS Makkabi and Aliyat Hano'ar (Youth Alyiah) in Schlosshotel Gerhus, Berlin.
Invitation through Maria Brauner. 40 minute performance of "Ilana & Palti" with their versatile repertoire.
Article of the press

Ilana & Palti

"Ilana & Palti", 1977.

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28.10.1977: "Die Welt ist voll Musik", episode "Israel", broadcasted in Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR), Südwestfunk (SWF), 
Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) and Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR). "Ilana & Palti" sang
"Warum Hast Du Licht Gemacht
(German
lyrics  by Fritz Grasshoff, music and original Hebrew lyrics by Paltiel-hay Jacoby),  "Mah Yafah 'At Yaldati מה יפה את ילדתי "  (music and lyrics by Paltiel-hay Jacoby) and several medleys with  Yiddish and Israeli songs, performed together with "Chocolate Menta Mastik" and Yigal Bashan.


05.11.1977: "Gäste im Großen Sendesaal" in the Villa Berg, Stuttgart, radio show of SDR1.


09.12.1977: "Rias-Kaffeetafel", radio show in Berlin. Invitation through Hans Rosenthal."Ilana & Palti" sang
"Lecha Dodi" (לכה דודי) (music: Paltiel-hay Jacoby, lyrics: Shabbat song) and the German folk song "Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss", (  lyrics).

 

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