MORE New York Jewish Music and Heritage Festival at Satalla

Satalla 37 W. 26th St
September 7, 2004. 8pm, $12

With lyrics in Greek, Spanish, Hebrew and Moroccan, SMADAR performs Moroccan Gypsy music with a unique Middle-Eastern sound. They will perform material from their brand-new release, “Smadar.” Members of the band are: Smadar Levi (vocals); Uri Sharlin (piano, accordion); Harel Shachal (saxophone); Pedro Da Silva (sitar, Portuguese guitar); Emanuel Mann (bass); Tomer Tzur (drums), and Ramzi Eldibi (darbuka)

10pm, $12
Matt Temkin’s Yiddishe Jame Band featuring Ashira

Hip version of songs in English written by Jews, rocking versions of Yiddish songs written about Jews, and soulful versions of Hebrew songs written for Jews – all sung by the stunning voices of the female vocal trio ASHIRA (Arianne Slack, Laura Lenes, and Leah Moss), and backed by the swinging MATT TEMKIN’S YIDDISHE JAM BAND (Dan Cousin, musical director). Bringing together musical influences from all the 350 years that Jews have been residing in America,this is an experience that can be had only one-way: in person and live!