Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture has a “Yiddish Song of the Week” website. This week it favored this history of a song about bees. At JMWC, (where we also keep bees), we thought this was especially fun during Sukkot. Enjoy the post at:
Barbara Streisand sang to a sold out audience of 18,000 people in Berlin, Germany on Saturday, June 30. Streisand even spoke to the crowd in German, and received multiple standing ovations to her concert. Previously Streisand had not sung in European capitals other than London. Reuters reported on the event http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSL2776062320070630
A new blog about musical concerts and events of interest to frum Jews, from Israel, such as concerts with men and women sitting separately, and so on. The link for the English version is below:
Brian Bender (trombone, piano, melodica) has published a blog entitled “Europe
2008 – A Klezmer Odyssey” describing his five-week tour of Western Europe. Come
with Brian as he performs with Klezmer Kaos (Paris), Amit Arieli (Florence), Di
Gojim and Di Fidl Kapelye (Holland), Nu (Bonn), Erichetta Undergound (Rome), and
There’s a great review of Brian Bender’s new CD Eyn Velt on “Klezmer Podcast Blog”. Brian is bending the boundaries beautifully… of klezmer, that is. So take a peek here and read all about it:
And when you finish reading the review, check out Brian Bender’s Little Shop of Horas at www.littleshopofhoras.com
Cantor Jonathan L. Friedmann has a column on Jewish music in a blog called the Daily Rabbi. In Jonathan’s columns, he muses on various aspects of the history of Jewish music, book reviews and aspects of Jewish song. The latest one is about choral music: http://www.thedailyrabbi.com/category/jewish-music-nusach/. The blog has different topics, with links to back articles. Click on the pictures to get them.
A new blog from the Hebrew University Jewish Music Research Centre gives great access with links to their online exhibits.
They have also got some nice exhibit images on Flickr, such as the Goldfaden Centennial Exhbit:
The new Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation has a website that includes a blog, a wiki and information about old recordings.
While some may believe that much of this music deserves to be lost –and for good –, others are thrilled with the revival of the Jewish music of this era. Well, with the new generation, what is old is always new again. Take a look at what your grandma listened to when she was your age… and make up your own mind.
A new blog called “Free Jewish Music” provides entertainment to Americans, especially geared toward young Modern Orthodox. Lots of Reggae a la Matisyahu, David Broza, YouTube videos (now Google video) and so on.
Jeff Klepper, of Kol B’ seder fame, has a new blog that has his “musings on Jewish music, spirituality
and humor, and wistful memories of days gone by.” Check it out at: http://www.jeffklepper.blogspot.com/ or read his entire “regular” website at: http://jeffklepper.com/. Either way, you’ll be in the groove.
Looks like several blogs have found the videos on YouTube provide great Jewish music as well as everything else in the world.The Jewish Music Blogspot has a lot of good videos gathered together.
The Jewish Music Research Centre at Hebrew University in Jerusalem has launched a blog website that covers some of the more scholarly aspects of Jewish music and offers links to the exhibits, publications, and information of the Centre. You can hear a lot of interesting things here, so be sure to keep this on your RSS feeds.
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Just click the URL, and then scan the QR code from the screen into your smart phone.
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9:15pm JMWC KlezKanada Blog here. Departing from the usual announcements, JMWC is creating a week of blogging from the wonderful and beautiful setting of KlezKanada, where I’m on vacation this week. Amazingly, they have internet connection this year, so I thought those who wish could can read what I’m doing on my summer vacation for a change.
Lucky me, my husaband and I are here at KlezKanada, –Leaving Boston…traveling through New Hampshire, Vermont and the Canadian border… where it was a relief that the holdup was not too long… on through the Montreal traffic, through the Laurentians and here at Camp B’nai B’rith. KlezKanada is getting an early start this evening with a cabaret starting right off the bat –candlelit checkered tablecloths, the whole thing–with some young singers… , “Papiroisson” is being sung with Michael Winograd accompanying Rena Herman, –who has a nice voice is setting a great mood for the crowd.…
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Another music blogger… by Yiddish Cup:
If you’re not reading the klezmer guy blog, you should be.
The ‘History of Jewish music’ told through LP album covers is ready for perusal and additions.
Josh Kun and Roger Bennett, calling themselves “Hippocampus,” have entered the entertaining world of Jewish camp. It’s hard to say whether this is more a dedication to a really bad advertising ideas at Capitol and Decca Records in the 50s or actual Jewish sensibilities. Neverthess, their blog says it all: http://hippocampusmusic.com/LPs/ or will, eventually.
A Minnesota musician has mounted a website about his programs, recordings and band. Sample reviews are offered as references about the quality of his work.
Arnie Davidson, a songwriter and Contemporary Jewish Music
composer based with a Reform congregation near Hartford, CT, started a
blog called JewMuse http://jewmuse.blogspot.com/
exploring the use of Contemp Jewish Music to encourage involvement in worship and to
Avior Byron has a blog about music, –some Jewish music in Israel, and general music in Israel. http://www.bymusic.org/index.php
Simon Rutberg, of Hatikvah music based in California, is the study of this article in the Forward. For many years Rutberg ran one of the premier stores of Jewish music, Hatikvah. Today, music is still available via the website: Hatikvahmusic.com To read the article:
Cantor Deborah Katchko Gray writes about the narrow bridge:
Sara Ivry from Tablet Online interview Chris Silver about uncovering Moroccan Jewish pop stars, music and musicians. The blog has some interesting posts also about Libyian Jewish musicians.
You can hear the Tablet interview at: http://www.tabletmag.com/podcasts/101311/moroccan-grooves-blogged
I’m so happy there are a slew of new Jewish music blogs out there…. They are letting us all know about all sorts of aspects of Jewish music that’s happening. One blog has listings of other blogs, –which is very helpful to anyone who likes to check things out online—… more and more happenings in Jewish music and more and more sound and video online as well. You can subscribe to many by RSS feeds and get info when there’s something new afoot. They even get the news about us at JMWC!
Teruah is one most everyone will want to take a look see.
The “My Intimate Voice” Blog has an essay written by Joel Epstein about Yiddish songs for voice
with string accompaniment written by composers of the St. Petersburg Society
for Jewish Folkmusic and by other early 20th century Jewish composers.
Yehuda is a native of Cleveland. Yehuda learned his stage presence early, singing with his father’s simcha band. Both his grandfathers were singers in the Chassidic courts of pre-World War II Klausenberg and Vishnitz. (he has music yiches). His website says: “Yehuda is not just a star, but a Yeshiva-educated young man with a mission.”
The An-sky Institute for Jewish Cutlure through The Center for Traditional Music and Dance present a new blog about Yiddish song, written by Itzik Gottesman. The blog contains information on the creators and presenters of the music, some historical data, the texts and the sound files.
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.
Yiddish Song of the Week is a project of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project. This project’s goal is to help revitalize Yiddish folksong performance. Most of the materials come from field work, ethnomusicologists, folklorists and others interested in Yiddish music. According to the site, comments are welcomed. Yiddish words and translations are available. Maybe the song you’re looking for is there! Check it out at http://yiddishsong.wordpress.com/
If you haven’t been keeping up with the “Yiddish Song of the Week” blog for the last three years, presented by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, you need to check it out and catch up. http://yiddishsong.wordpress.com/. Written by Itzik Gottesman, “This initiative is part of a larger effort by the AJFRP (An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project) to revitalize traditional Yiddish folksinging performance and research on the subject. To that end, this website will emphasize field recordings of traditional Yiddish folksingers from around the world contributed by folklorists, ethnomusicologists, musicians, singers and collectors.”
We’re so happy some of the younger people are getting around to writing reviews. This is one of the better blogs around, especially as YK finds “some very interesting stuff” out there on the internet. …
Worth reading and putting into your feed.