Music is a big deal in our home, not because of me, but because of my husband. I have a few kids who have inherited his love of music and talent. My guest today has nurtured her musical talent from a very early age. I have composer, singer and performer Franciska on the show.
Franciska grew up in Moscow of all places, in an observant Jewish family. And as you will find out, in quite an open, progressive and supportive family. Franciska creates her masterpieces by weaving eternal words of prayer into soulful guitar melodies. Raised in religious school and in musical academy, Franciska’s compositions reflect her commitment to bridging both worlds. She recently produced her fifth solo album titled “Kol Haolam” and is already working on the next one.
Franciska may be young but she has a good handle on the practical aspects of her music career and keeps her feet well on the ground even as she evolves as a female composer, singer and performer. Listen to what she has to say about the creative business. How does inspiration happen for a person like Franciska? Does she really always connect to prayer? Why did Franciska decide to add launching a podcast to her workload? And what does she have to say about women – orthodox Jewish women – coming to the forefront and public life. Here’s the sweet and super talented Franciska.