Hadassah Magazine January 2004 issue has a great article this month called “Jewish fusion is Here” by Samantha Shapiro…. The lead reads “Imagine Molly Picon in a catsuit, Hallel with a bolero beat.”
Debbie Friedman’s first all Chanukah CD
We heard much of this material at the conference in Yale last Fall. Now Brave Old World’s recording “Bless the Fire” is out on CD…
“This highly anticipated song book by Sephardic singer/composer/guitarist, Gerard Edery, contains 40 musical gems from the Sephardic oral tradition. Includes…
Lori Cahan-Simon has new CD is called, Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart, which is being extremely well received…
Jon Madof CD out on the Tzaddik label….
Aaron Bensoussan, Gerard Edery and Alberto Mizrahi sing Sephardic standards.
New CD of Lenka Lichtenberg, original “Jewish world beat” songs, in English and French….
A simple, enjoyable way to learn the Bensching from the Jewish community in South Africa…
A 5-day celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language,
Literature, Dance, and Folk Arts … with evening events and
a full children’s program ….
Septuagenarian klezmer legend Elaine Hoffman Watts (percussion) and her daughter Susan (trumpet) are the 3rd and 4th generations of a musical dynasty
that goes back to 19th century Ukraine….
The daughter of a Yiddish-speaking union activist,
Ronnie became a folk music icon as an original member
of the world-famous Weavers, when….
Jazz and klezmer collide in a dazzling display of clarinet virtuosity matched by
a stellar ensemble….
Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center Annual Jewish Music Festival coming this March, 2004…
The Boca Raton Jewish Music Festival will take place on January 31, 2004 at the FAU University Center Auditorium at 7:30pm
Sefarad in Israel
Avi Avital, Mandolin, Bari Moscovitz-Seidelman, Guitar, and Silvia Corsi, Actress, come together as Sefarad, a program that “combines unique musical arrangements of Ladino songs and ancient Sephardic Jewish Romances…”
“Octava” is an Israeli vocal ensemble with 12 amateur singers.
An 8-voice semiprofessional chamber choir, which performs Jewish liturgical music in Montreal (and beyond?)has recently been formed.
Burton A. Zipser, Director. Located in Southfield, Michigan, the mission of the IAJM is to discover, collect, preserve, and disseminate information about music for adult choirs and instrumental groups of varying sizes.
Rob Citron has generously supplied a listing of places for students and others to find Jewish music for guitar.
Sholom Kalib’s 5-volume project makes possible the existence of one centralized, definitive place and resource to the vast and major musical, cultural, and historic legacy of the Eastern European synagogue…
Once again, a week of Yiddish is scheduled for summer 2004. Can you make it this year?
The 20th Zimriya: World Assembly of Choirs in Israel
August 2-12, August, 2004
Choirs from all over the world are invited once more to come to the Zimriya in Jeruslam.
2nd Annual International Composers Competition
The KlezmerShack has announced an updated calendar, featuring events from around the world, categorized by location, by type of event, and by type of music. The website author, Ari Davidow, claims to include all events from around the world that he has time to post.
You can visit the new Klezmer Calendar at www.klezmershack.com/calendar
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Daniel ben Shalom has a new CD, “Contempory original musical artist from Israel combining jazz, blues, rock and more with the essence of spirituality and soul.”
Klezmer Beats on Upper Street at the Union Chapel:
The World Quintet (20 November)
Budapest Klezmer Band (29 November)
JMI Website www.jmi.org.uk for more concerts and the whole season to 18 December.
David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble released their first CD, which was recorded live, in New York, in February 2003.
The Dutch Jewish Community and the Amsterdam Synagogue Choir present two new CD Albums.
Sarah Aroeste wrote: “I have a Ladino fusion band–you can check it out atwww.saraharoeste.com
I began this project because there are so few young people working in Ladino. I grew up on the traditional music….
Arnie Singer, singer-songwriter has put together a website and CD.
Bruce Chalmer is releasing a CD of Berakhot A Midrash Cantata
Hester Street Troupe’s third CD is, consisting of Yiddish Vaudeville and the Lower East Side songs….
Beth A. Schafer announces Love Your Neighbor, a new CD. She also has a new blog about music. www.bethschafer.com
Eduardo Paniagua focuses on poems from the Golden Age of the Sepharad in Al-Andalus, with Sephardic melodies and contrafactum pieces from the Andalusian-Maghrebian music of the Sufi brotherhoods and from the Moroccan and Garnati nawbat.
AMJ produced their first CD by AMJ recorded live at a concert given at the Geneva Conservatory, Place Neuve….
en concert à la Fondation de l’Hermitage
2 route du Signal, Lausanne
le 27 septembre 2003 à 20h et à 22h
pour la “Nuite des Musées”
dans le cadre de l’Exposition “Frantisek Kupka”
Anne-Claire Monnier – chant
Bianca Mihaies-Favez – violon
Michel Borzykowski – saxophones
Christine Niggeler – accordéon
Mirella Vedeva – contrebasse
Homepage AMJ: http://www.club-association.ch/amj
Geneva klezmer page: http://borzykowski.users.ch
MORRIS WINCHEVSKY SCHOOL
585 Cranbrooke Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2X9 Telephone: (416) 789-5502 Fax: (416) 789-5981 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org KLEZ-MORE!!
A Celebration of the Morris Winchevsky School’s 75TH Anniversary
The Morris Winchevsky School celebrates its 75th anniversary with a reunion concert – KLEZ-MORE!! The public and alumni are invited to join the celebration on Sunday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W., Toronto.
The evening features some of Toronto’s leading Jewish musicians. The KLEZMER SWINGTET – led by Jonno Lightstone, with Tony Quarrington and Jordan Klapman – swings Yiddish favourites. DAVE WALL AND MARILYN LERNER will include their fresh and stunning original settings of Yiddish poetry to music that blends classical, jazz and Jewish traditions, from their well-received new album, Still Soft-Voiced Heart.…
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The monthly Kavehoyz, sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture begins its second season with a performance by Chaim Freiburg, who sings the repertoire of the great Yiddish singer, Sidor Belarsky.
Admission $5 includes coffee and pastries. What a deal!
Thursday, September 18th, 700 PM. 2003
Congress for Jewish Culture, 25 E. 21st. NYC between Park and Broadway.
Klezska will be playing two shows on Sat. the 13th @ 8 & 10PM with a $10 cover at a new club that opens up this week. Satalla (which is owned by an Israeli) features music from all over the world. They serve food as well and there is plenty of free parking on the street in the evenings. You can hear some of their music at www.klezska.com.
Satalla is located on 26th Street between 6th Ave. & Broadway.
On Saturday, September 13, will be playing as part of the inaugural “Arts in the Park” festival in the Sudbrook Park neighborhood of Pikesville, MD. The festival, which will feature live music, arts, and crafts, will take place at the Sudbrook Stream Valley Park. It’s free. Concert goers are encouraged to bring some chairs or blankets and make a day of it. The group will be playing from 3 until 4 pm. The Kelly Bell Band will be headlining at 5 pm. For more information, visit www.sudbrookpark.org.