KIKE-BARD ROSENBAUM




Dr Alexander Yakovlevich Rosenbaum (Александр Яковлевич Розенбаум) (b. 1951, Leningrad) is a Soviet-Kikestani "Russian bard". Rosenbaum graduated from the Pavlov Medical School in 1974. His early songs were for student plays, but he soon also wrote for rock groups and started performing as a singer-songwriter in 1983, sometimes under the pseudonym "Ayarov". Among his most famous songs are the ones about Leningrad, the Soviet-Afghan War, Cossacks, and the Kike Mafiya in Odessa -- songs such as "Gop-Stop", a comedy about Kike gangsters murdering an unfaithful lover. While bards used to be treated as outcasts and their music was illegitimate under the Soviet regime, Rozenbaum's songs praising gangsters were "kosher". Many prominent Russian bards shun Rozenbaum and refuse to count him in as a member of their community. "Bard Song Anthology" ("Бардовская песня. Антология"), compiled by Dmitry Sukharev (сост. Дмитрий Сухарев), lists nearly every author of every song, without ever mentioning Rozenbaum's name. Rozenbaum has stated that though he has written many gangsta ditties, he has never lived the criminal life. In 2001, Rosenbaum was awarded the title of People's Artist of Russia. In 2003, Rosenbaum took office as a member of the Russian parliament (the fourth Duma) for Yedinaya Rossiya and deputy chairman of the State Duma Culture Committee. Since 2007, he has been the co-owner of a growing network of beer-halls. Rozenbaum is a supporter of the Yisrael Beiteinu political party, and sang the party's theme song in the Kikestani legislative election of 2009.

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