Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Community Experience to Uplift Your Soul with neshama Carlebach

A Community Experience to Uplift Your Soul
Neshama Carlebach performing with Reverend Roger Hambrick & the
Green Pastures Baptist Choir
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – 8:00 pm – Doors Open at 7:00 pm
The Parker Playhouse – 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33304 – 954-462-0222

$26.50, $46.50, $66.50 – Special VIP Meet & Greet $101.50
Tickets available at the Parker Playhouse Box Office and online.
There is a 10% discount for group sales over 20 people available
at the box office and a 5% early bird special for advanced sales
before January 25th.

Concert de Mashke aux Trois Arts

Concert de Mashke aux trois arts
Saturday, February 18 at 9:00pm
Location: café des trois arts, 21 rue des rigoles, métro jourdain
Mashke (chant yiddish et musique klezmer)
Chant et accordéon : Violaine Lochu
Clarinettes : David Zouker
Guitare, Bouzouki, Mandoline : Loïc Audry
Percussions : Nicolas Durolin

Mashke c’est la rencontre de quatre musiciens aux origines et univers différents. Tous sont animés par l’envie d’injecter dans le répertoire traditionnel des musiques juives d’Europe centrale leur propre réalité, d’autres sonorités. Mashke c’est la volonté de mêler les mots et les langues, d’allier cultures et territoires hétérogènes, de revisiter et réinterpréter ces magnifiques mélodies. Mais c’est avant tout une invitation au partage, à la danse et au chant tout autant qu’au rêve, à l’émotion et à la réflexion.…

Lullabies and Legacy: The World of Yiddish Children’s Songs

Lullabies and Legacy: The World of Yiddish Children’s Songs
Songs of the cradle and home life, kheyder and nature.
Tuesday, February 7 at 12:00pm
Tuesdays, February 7th – 28th from 12:00-1:30pm
Location: The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37th Street, New York, New York
For reservations call: 212-889-6800 x234
Or email:

Klezmatics 25th Anniversary and CD Release

Sunday, February 26, 2012
4:00 & 7:00 PM
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
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$25 General Public/$23 Old Town School Members/$21 Seniors & Children

Grammy winners The Klezmatics erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized klezmer for the new century with music that is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic and danceable musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk.


Yiddish Song of the Week

The Yiddish Song of the Week is a blog presented by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project (AJFRP). This initiative is part of a larger effort by the AJFRP to revitalize traditional Yiddish folksinging performance and research on the subject. The website emphasizes field recordings of traditional Yiddish folksingers from around the world contributed by folklorists, ethnomusicologists, musicians, singers and collectors.
Each Yiddish song is presented with Yiddish words and translation, along with commentary from the contributor.
Itzik Gottesman is the Director of An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project.

Leo Zeitlin music at JMF in NYC

The Jewish Music Forum of the American Society of Jewish Music will present rare evening event, on Thursday, February 9th at 7 PM. Because these evenings have been so popular, you will need to make reservations to attend (see information below).

The topic is “The Music of Leo Zeitlin,” one of the composers of the St. Petersburg School from the early 20th Century. On this occasion the wonderful performers from YIVO’s Sidney Krum Young Artis Series will provide live music examples to accompany the talk, which will be given by Professor Paula Eisenstein Baker, with Dr. Michael Steinlauf at respondent.

Joining the Krum Young Artists will be Cantors Robert Abelson, Maria Dubinsky, and Martha Novick. The evening session will be held at the YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, NYC), and will be taped for later broadcast on the web.…

Debbie Friedman’s Shalom Aleichem

In her last year, Debbie Friedman composed a new melody to the Shabbat hymn “Shalom Aleichem”.
Here the high school choir, HaZamir, performs the piece in 2011,arranged by M. B. Edelman, Conducted by Cantor Leon Sher – HaZamir Bergen County, Cantor Sanford Cohn – HaZamir Hartford on Guitar, Scott Stein on piano

Veretski Pass with Benjy Fox Rosen Trio

Veretski Pass is joined by the perky Benjy Fox Rosen Trio , (Michael Winograd, Pat Farrell and Benjy), for a dance party extraordinaire at
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center,
1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, California 94702
Doors at 7:00 pm
Dance Lesson at 7:30 pm with Dave Rosenfeld
Show at 8:30 pm, $10

Sweat it to 2 generations of great dance players!

The St. Petersburg School: The Music of Leo Zeitlin (1884-1930)” by Dr. Paula Eisenstein Baker

The Jewish Music Forum invites you to their next event of the 2011-2012 Jewish Music Forum season.
Thursday, February 9, 2012, at the Center for Jewish History,
Professor Paula Eisenstein Baker will present a pre-concert talk entitled, “The St. Petersburg School: The Music of Leo Zeitlin (1884-1930).” The event details are as follows:

Feb. 9th, 2012
Thursday, 7:00 P.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, New York 10011

Professor Paula Eisenstein Baker with YIVO’s Sidney Krum Young Artists. Leo Zeitlin belonged to a group of early 20th- century young Russian-Jewish composers–mostly students of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and members of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg–who were united by the idea of creating a Jewish national music movement. Fascinated by Zeitlin’s masterpiece “Eli Zion,” cellist Paula Eisenstein Baker started to investigate the life and works of this remarkable, but almost unknown, composer.…

Ya’alili by 8th Day

A chassidic duo blends pop with some instrumental elements of Sephardi music in this New York video taking place in a grocery store. Co-founded by brothers Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus, the duo has released 3 albums. 8th Day’s sound is complimented by their catchy lyrics (mostly English with some Hebrew and Yiddish mixed in) and their spirited vocal harmonies. The group will appear at the
Hofstra Playhouse
Motzei Shabbat, January 7 at 8pm.
at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.
118 Hofstra University, Hemstead, NY.
for tix:

This YouTube video has over a million hits.

Adirah Sings in 3 Lanugages

Adirah Liebschutz is a singer and composer who was inspired to compose
praise and worship songs based on Scripture and Jewish liturgy. Adirah has been
profoundly moved by stories passed from survivors of the Shoah and Kristallnacht and
have created a musical tribute from Tehillim (Psalms). Two of the songs appear on her first
CD, Tehilim, and were composed by victims of the Holocaust. They were preserved in the memory of
her mother-in-law, who was liberated from Bergen-Belsen, and passed on. Adirah has shared these memories on her CD in which she presents songs in 3 languages, Hebrew, Spanish and English. For more information:

Jaffa Road in Concert in Toronto

Jaffa Road in Concert at Acoustic Harvest
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Time: 7:30pm until 10:30pm
at St. Nicholas Anglican Church
1512 Kingston Rd Toronto –

Aviva Chernick – vocalist
Aaron Lightstone – oud, guitar
Chris Gartner – Bass
Jeff Wilson – Drums
Sundar Viswanathan – Sax, Bansuri
Doors at 7:30 concert at 8:00pm
Admission: $22 – Students / Seniors $20 Under 12 – $14
Wheelchair accessible.
Info: 416 264 2235 lillianw(at)uniserve(dot)com

Krakauer and Haimovitz at Joe’s Pub in NYC

After returning from a whirlwind tour in Europe in “Krakauer Plays Zorn” with the
Madness Orchestra, David Krakauer is back in the U.S. Looking ahead to what’s
next on his agenda, he’ll be playing with cellist Matt Haimovitz at Joe’s Pub in
New York City

Joe’s Pub with Matt Haimovitz
Akoka: The End of Time
featuring Socalled with Maria Bachmann & Geoffrey Burleson

WHERE: Joe’s Pub – 425 Lafayette Street, NYC 10003
WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 2012
TIME: 9:00 PM
TICKETS: $20 –
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The Brothers Nazaroff!

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time 7:00pm until 9:00pm
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.), Brooklyn, New York

The joyous public debut of the united heirs of legendary outsider Yiddish troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff, recorder of the mysterious 1954 Folkways EP “Jewish Freilach Songs”, the missing link between our post-modern Babylonian exile and the lost Atlantis of Yiddish “Middle-Europe”. Scattered all over the globe from Moscow, Berlin, Budapest, and New York, the lost Nazaroff brothers come together one time only at Barbes, in Brooklyn. Together, Pasha Nazaroff, Danik Nazaroff, Meyshke Nazaroff, Zaelic Nazaroff, and Yankl Nazaroff will celebrate the discordant, obscure, jubilant, ecstatic legacy of their Happy Prince.

Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray with guest artist Yair Dalal

APAP showcase Lenka Lichtenberg with guest artist Yair Dalal
January 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM
New York Hilton, Regent Parlor 2nd floor, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray with guest artist Yair Dalal
Nominated 2011 World Music Artist of the Year by Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Prague-born Yiddish singer-composer with a captivating voice mesmerizes world and Jewish audiences everywhere with her latest project Fray. Her showcase also provides an intriguing preview of “Lullaby in Exile”, her Yiddish/“Babylonian” collaboration with maestro Yair Dalal.

Yaffa Yarkoni: A Voice for Peace; Gave Voice to Israeli Pride; Supported National Morale for Half Century

Yaffa Yarkoni, (December 24,1925-Jan 1, 2012). Born in Giv’ atayim, Israel. Yarkoni, as many of her generation, was the child of immigrants from the Caucuses. She was the daughter of Malka Alhassof and Avraham Abramov, the middle daughter of three children. Each parent had migrated early in the 20th century. Avraham Abramov, a fabric and carpet dealer, met Malka in Tel Aviv and married her there. Later, he left his family and moved to South Africa. Meanwhile, Malka was left to raise the children. She owned Tslil coffee house in Givatayim (Givat Rambam). All three young children (including Yaffa’s siblings Binyamin, Tikva) proved to have musical talent in singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. They started off in a teenage group Basmati. Yaffa attended Gertrude Kraus Dance School and from there succeeded in landing a place with the dance troupe of the Palestine Opera Company.…