Monthly Archives: July 2011

APAC France

The Cantorial Association in France has a website that tells about their organization, including listening clips from their various recordings, both CD and DVD, a photo gallery of activities and concerts, listings of concerts with posters, and biographical listings of various cantors.

Lebanese Dancer Tells World She Wants Peace

An article appeared in the Jerusalem Post about a Lebanese Dancer who dared to express her wishes for PEACE on stage at a heavy metal concert. She performed on the same stage with Israelis, and held aloft the two flags, in a gesture of a wish for peace. Maybe if the men politicians, power people and haters of the old generation had the bravery of this girl, there would be peace…Orphaned Land – Norra el Norra – HELLFEST 2011

Klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh

Late Summer Schedule for klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh
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For more klezmer info and resources e-mail
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Tuesday 2 August
Hackney, London
LKQ Summer Cooler @ Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

The ever-popular London Klezmer Quartet returns to Pages with a Summer
Cooler event. Enjoy live music, Pimms and strawberries while you shop
for your holiday reading with 10%discount at Clapton’s independent
Entry £5 on the door

Klezmer Brunch – Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys 8/7 at City Windery Brunch

Margo Leverett at City Winery

10:00am Seating / 11:00am Show

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm. **Please note that the live music is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a short break in the middle.

Tickets are just $10 to cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. We have a full brunch menu available upon request.

On select weekends we welcome Rabbi Dan Ain from The New Shul to lead thoughtful discussion on theology, spirituality and the movements of the cosmos.…

Hazmat Modine at Summernights

hazmat modinThursday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Hazmat Modine draws from American music of the 1920s and 30s through the early 60s,
blending early blues, hokum, jugband, swing, klezmer, New Orleans R&B, and Jamaican

Tickets: $15 general public; $12 students/over 65; $10 Jewish Museum members

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3200
Open Mon-Tue,Fri,Sun 11am-5:30pm; Thu 11am-8pm
Subway: 96 St
To reach the Museum’s offices, call: 212.423.3200.

Jewish Museum Media Center Exhibitions for Radio & TV, Music

The Barbara and E. Robert Goodkind Media
Center features an exhibition space
dedicated to video art and new media, and houses a digital library of 100 radio and
television programs from The Jewish Museum’s National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting
. Selections include such comedy favorites as “How to Be a Jewish Son,” a
panel discussion from a 1970 David Susskind Show featuring Mel Brooks; a 1947 radio
drama entitled “Operation Nightmare” starring John Garfield and Al Jolson, produced
by the United Jewish Appeal to call attention to displaced persons in postwar
Europe; contemporary television documentaries on black-Jewish relations, Latino
Jews, and klezmer music; interviews with artists such as Marc Chagall, Jacques
Lipchitz, Larry Rivers, George Segal and Ben Shahn; and Manischewitz wine
commercials produced between 1963 and 1981 featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.…

Two Hours of Jewish Soul Music

Two Hours of Jewish Soul Music
Hosted by Charlie Bernhaut
Listen anytime on the indexed archive
or listen live every Monday night 9-11pm EST
to contact:

Selections drawn from private collection of 15,000 Jewish albums. The first hour is
a mixture of everything BUT chazzonus – Israeli, chassidic, klezmer, Yiddish,
instrumental. The second hour is ONLY chazzonus. Charlie has been sharing his music
since 1977.

The Jewish Music WebCenter was featured on July 25th, 2011 Show #111. 2nd Hour.


The Zamir Chorale of Boston, “America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble,” will hold auditions for all voice parts on Sunday, September 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre. Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance by emailing

Candidates must have excellent vocal quality, the ability to sight-read music, and previous choral experience. In addition to the audition, candidates are required to attend open rehearsals at Hebrew College on Tuesday, September 13 and 20, from 7:15 to 10:00 p.m. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at Hebrew College, from 7:15 to 10:00 p.m., from September through early June.
For more information about Zamir and audition requirements, visit

Summer on the Hudson: FREE Riverside Park Divahn Concert

Galeet Dardashti and Divahn
Sunday, August 7 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location Riverside Park South, NYC
Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays –
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Galeet Dardashti: lead vocals, guitar, back-up percussion
Eleanor Norton: cello, vocals
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker: congas and cajon, vocals
Sejal Kukadia: tabla, vocals
Rebecca Cherry: violin, vocals

Pier I in Riverside Park South between between 65th/72nd Streets
Map of Location:​h&daddr=40.7797%2C+-73.988​9+%28Pier+I%29

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $18 online and $20 at the theater door. For tickets reservation call (866) 811 4111 or buy on line at​s/pam

P E R F O R M I N G A R T S M A R A T H O N 2 0 1 1
S o u n d i n g W o r d: A powerhouse 2-day double bill of multi-media music engagement with performances of Avant-Folk & Contemporary Jazz by Sabrina Lastman & Sasha Bogdanowitsch.

Baruch Performing Arts Center
July, Saturday 30 – 10 pm
July, Sunday 31 – 3 pm

S o u n d i n g W o r d, a beautiful temporal and timeless storytelling of original compositions with voice, original instruments, walkmans, electronics and video, highlights two original performances:

River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman is a musical performance created for solo voice, walkmans, electronics and video, combining composed sections and free improvisation.…


Thursday, July 28 · 9:00pm Р11:30pm
Location JazzTime
Krakovsk√° ul. 19
Prague, Czech Republic

Koncert kanadské zpěvačky, bývale členky Semaforu (Lenka Hartlová), s Izraelským virtuozem a vynikající českou kapelou. Ashkenazi-Sephardic hudební fusion a ethno-jazz. Puvodni i tradicni skladby v neobvyklých aranžmá. Yair Dalal: oud, housle, zpěv; Lenka Lichtenberg: zpěv, klavir; Tomáš Reindl: tabla, perkuse; David Dorůžka: kytary; Petr Dvorský: kontrabas; Bharata Rajnosek: saxofony, flétna, klarinet, pozoun.


Thursday, July 28 · 9:00pm – 11:30pm
Location JazzTime
Krakovská ul. 19
Prague, Czech Republic

Koncert kanadské zpěvačky, bývale členky Semaforu (Lenka Hartlová), s Izraelským virtuozem a vynikající českou kapelou. Ashkenazi-Sephardic hudební fusion a ethno-jazz. Puvodni i tradicni skladby v neobvyklých aranžmá. Yair Dalal: oud, housle, zpěv; Lenka Lichtenberg: zpěv, klavir; Tomáš Reindl: tabla, perkuse; David Dorůžka: kytary; Petr Dvorský: kontrabas; Bharata Rajnosek: saxofony, flétna, klarinet, pozoun.

Joel Rubin New CD Release Azoy Tsu Tsveyt

Joel Rubin along with Uri Caine, the masterful classically trained jazz keyboardist, will be releasing a new CD Azoy Tsu Tsveyt on July 26 2011. An article on FlipSwitch gives the background. (reprinted below).
To learn more about Joel and his music:

CD will be released by Tzadik label: Tzadik CD 8163, New York 2011

Joel Rubin is Clarinetist and ethnomusicologist and is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Performance in the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Rubin is also on Jewish Studies faculty

US Premier of Israel’s Shabate

Wednesday, July 27 · 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club
17 Holland Street
Davis Square
Somerville, MA
directly across from David T-stop

Enjoy the US premier performance of the Israeli band, Shabate. Led by renowned Ethiopian singer and saxophonist, Abate Bihurim, the group creates a unique fusion of Ethiopian Jazz, afro rhythm grooves and traditional Jewish soul. With its global influences and exceptional musicianship, Shabate is fast becoming one of the most fabulous statements in Israel’s contemporary music scene.

This is a fundraiser for BJMF so come out and enjoy the music while supporting next year’s Festival.
Tickets JUST $15 in advance at​l/2011/2011-07.html
$20 at the door (cash only)

Yaakov Lemmer at Leiby Kletzky Memorial

It’s times like these that our traditional music truly expresses the feelings that are so hard to express. So tremendously moving. In this clip, Yaakov Lemmer leads 1000 mourners, men and women, gathered in Borough Park, Wednesday night July 20 2011, crying and singing at a memorial service that was held at Congregation Anshe Sfard on 14th Ave. in Brooklyn, NY.

GOYLEM ! Free Music and Life Concert in Geneva

Lundi 25 juillet 2011 à 12h30
GOYLEM ! sera en concert pour “Musique et Vie” à l’Eglise Luthérienne (Place du
Bourg-de-Four, angle rue Verdaine et rue de la Fontaine, Genève, Suisse).
Musique klezmer avec Michel Borzykowski (saxophones), Bianca Favez (violon) et Patrice Mugny (accordéon).
Entrée libre. Collecte en faveur de l’enseignement de l’art dans les écoles au
Kosovo, afin de faciliter la compréhension
et l’épanouissement des enfants, d’après une idées de Yehudi Menuhin et Werner
Informations: francais.htm

AUTO DE FE Concert

AUTO DE FE – CONCERT commemorating Crypto-Jews
With Vanessa Paloma and Ariel Lazarus
Start Time: Tuesday, August 9 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30pm

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center of
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
8 Agron Street, P.O.Box 7456
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. 02-625-6386 Ext. 4
A concert in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino, Haketía, Judezmo) of music as seen through the eyes of the Crypto-Jewish Community.

The 4th Festival Folklore

The 4th Festival Folklore
A mix of music from around the world.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:30pm
Wix Consert Hall, Rehovot, Israel

Klezmer music and more from South America, Bukarian, Russian
Yiddish Songs and much more.

Hava Nagila Historical Collections

Along with the documentary made by Roberta Grossman and Marta Kaufman that aired on PBS in 2010, there have been a few historical collections putting up materials about Hava Nagila, the ubiquitous folk tune that has become part and parcel of the American Jewish experience. Here’s some links to the history, video and archival materials that may be of interest to our readers.

First, the video, (fundraising promo about the PBS special from 2010): (about 10 minutes)

Second, the archival materials published on Flickr from the Jewish National Library in Jerusalem:

Images from, Sadagora, hometown where the melody was traced:

For years, the song text was attributed to Moshe Nathanson, but this claim turned out to be untrue. Later in life, Nathanson wrote to Idelsohn and apologized about accepting credit for the text, which Idelsohn had written.…

JDub Records Spin Out of Business

The Forward carries a good article about the closing of JDub Records, the independent Jewish music label that helped set the tone of Jewish music in the US in the last decade with a wave of recordings by new artists. Unfortunately, due to a combination of financial factors, including the slowdown of the music industry, JDub will close its doors. For those who help promote young artists, this is a blow. You can read about it here:

SUMMERNIGHTS Series at Jewish Museum

Thursday Nights are SUMMERNIGHTS at The Jewish Museum
The William Petschek Family Music Program
Tix: or call 212.423.3337

SummerNights 2011 is the 14th annual summer concert series featuring live music and
great art. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Museum’s Scheuer Auditorium. Seating is
general admission.

Tickets: Members $10; General $15; and Students/Seniors (65+) $12

Slavic Soul Party! – Thursday, July 21
Brash and strong as slivovitz, these musicians forge virtuoso brass band music
melding Balkan and Gypsy sounds with American jazz and soul.

Michael Winograd Trio – Thursday, July 28
This ensemble offers a fresh approach to klezmer music that blends traditional
Yiddish songs with new compositions.

The Michael Winograd Trio will be performing on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 pm as part
of The Jewish Museum’s popular SummerNights concert series.…

Different Trains by Steve Reich Performances in Jerusalem

A masterpiece by America’s greatest living composer Steve Reich
The Fleshquartet, part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture Series

When was the last time that a musical performance really took you to a different place? Different Trains, Steve Reich’s timeless Grammy Award- winning composition is making its way, as we write, to the Kishle (a former Ottomon prison) at the Tower of David Museum, where Stockholm’s very own Jewish Theatre will perform a fascinating visual interpretation of his work. Join us for a riveting and unique audio-visual experience.

Now thru July 21 For ticket Information:
The performances will premier on June 30 and will continue to July 21, running from Monday-Thursday and Saturday. Please book in advance:
Tower of David Museum *2884
Bimot *6226
Entrance to the show involves a walk in the castle moat the stairs.…

Ger Mandolin Orchestra

You’ll really enjoy listening to this sampler of the GMO, Ger Mandolin Orchestra.
You’ll probably recognize at least the first tune in this video. Enjoy!


Ger Mandolin Ensemble / 5-minute sampler – The Ger Mandolin Orchestra (GMO) is a memorial project of reviving the Jewish Mandolin Orchestra that was active in Gora Kalwaria,Poland between 1920 to 1930. Most of its members died in the Holocaust. Renowned mandolin artist Mike Marshall is the musical director of the ensemble that includes many of the best mandolin artists in the world. In addition to Mike Marshall, these include Avi Avital, Radim Zenkl, Jeff Warschauer, Eric Stein, Chris Acquavella, Dana Rath, Adam Roszkiewicz, Tim Connell, Sharon Gilchrist and Brian Oberlin.…

Yemen Blues

Track: At Vaani – Performed by the hot Israeli band
Yemen Blues in 2011 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California.
The band was founded by Ravid Kahlani. Idan Raichel appointed Ravid
to be a lead-singer in his successful Worldmusic project and Ravid
toured the world performing with the “The Idan Raichel Project”.

This group features:
Ravid Kahalani – Music & Lyrics, Vocals, Percussion, Gimbri
Omer Avital – Musical Director, Oud, Bass, Vocals
Reut Regev – Trombone
Itamar Borochov – Trumpet
Hadar Noiberg – Flute
Rony Iwryn – Latin Percussion
Yohai Cohen – Middle East Percussion
Hilla Epstain – Cello
Galia Hai – Viola

Zamir Chorale of Boston Auditions for 2011-12

Zamir Auditions for 2011-12

If you are an experienced singer with a strong choral background, consider joining
the Zamir Chorale of Boston!
All voice parts welcome. Auditions for the 2011-12
season will be held on
Sunday, September 25, 2011
7:00 – 10:00 pm, at
Hebrew College,
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre.
Prospective members will attend Open Rehearsals on Tuesday, September 13 and 20.
Rehearsals during the year are on Tuesdays from
7:15 to 10:00 pm.
Additional details will be posted on the Zamir website in July.
To schedule an audition, contact

Israeli & Ernest Bloch Music Competitions

Monday, July 11 · 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location The Yehudi Menuhin School,
Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QQ

For Israeli & Ernest Bloch Music Competitions
More Info
To purchase audience tickets for the Semi-Final please click on the link below:

Participant Competitions:

Michal Korman; Cello
Ayaka Tanimoto; Singer
Sina Meyn; Clarinet
Magdalena Filipczak; Violin
Suvi Tuulia Keto; Trumpet
Claire Sananikone; Guitar
Raphaël Unger; Cello
The Idomeneo Quartet
Rafal Zolkos; Flute
Lindsay Bryden;Flute
Brian O’kone;Cello
Nina Fernando;Cello
Verity Thirkettle;Violin
Inbar Solomon;Recorder
Eleanor Corr;Violin
Gal Nyska;Cello
Sayaka Kurata;Violin

6pm -Announcement of the finalists.

Finals:Date: 14 July 2011Britten Theatre
Time: 1830Hrs-2130Hrs
Location: The Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS…

Hampton Synagogue Hosts National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Saturday, September 3, 9:00pm ~ Berman Sanctuary
Followed by dessert reception in the Edelstein Hall of the Kaylie Center
The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene presents “Rising Stars of the Yiddish Stage”
Committed to finding new ways of bringing this rich cultural heritage to life for new generations, the Folksbiene presents an electrifying concert starring some of the hottest young talent performing new songs and new interpretations of the classics.

Dani Marcus | Nimmy Weisbrod | Rachel Yucht | Daniella Rabbani | Avram Mlotek | Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch | Shane Baker

Musical Direction: Zalmen Mlotek
An internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music, Zalmen Mlotek is the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene. Mlotek brought Yiddish-Klezmer music to Broadway
and Off-Broadway stages as co-creator of Those Were the Days, the first bilingual musical | Subtitled in English | RSVP: 631.288.0534 ext.10 or online @

The Hampton Synagogue
154 Sunset Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 …

Jewish Music Cafe features Bruce Parness Band

The Bruce Parness Band
in Concert
The Jewish Music Cafe
Thursday July 7th 8:30pm
Following the Weekly
‘Rav Nachman of Breslov Likutei Moharan Class’
at 7:30pm
Join in on a night of Torah and Music!
Jewish Music Cafe | 401 9th street Park Slope Brooklyn NY 11215
$5 suggested donation
Cash bar – beer and wine
Complementary bourekas

Goylem! in Geneve

Vendredi 15 juillet 2011 à 6h (oui! oui! c’est bien à 6h du mat, avec un lever de
soleil magique!)
“Concert de l’Aube” aux Bains des Pâquis, Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, 1201 Genève.

Musique klezmer avec Michel Borzykowski (saxophones), Bianca Favez (violon), Patrice
Mugny (accordéon) et David Morhain (percussions).

Entrée libre
Informations: T. 022 732 29 74

The Adventures of Mazel and Schlimazel at the Toronto Fringe Festival

Palmerston Library Theatre
560 Palmerston Ave.
Toronto, ON
Mazel and Schlimazel is an all-original musical adaptation of a folkloric children’s tale of Yiddish/Jewish origin. Lorie and her band of spirited Klezmer musicians provide live music to this classic tale while it is presented, full of humour, suspense and surprise, by an expert storyteller.

The spirits of good luck and bad luck are at it again; only this time, the life of Tam, a young peasant lad, is on the line. In this music…al adventure, join the debonair Mazel and the wicked Schlimazel as they try to take control of Tam’s destiny while he tries to capture the heart of the king’s daughter.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ashkenaz Foundation
“The Adventures Mazel and Schlimazel” at the Fringe Festival!…