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.”