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December 5, 1912

Aviva Chernick CD release, Toronto, Canada, 5 Dec 2012

CD coverJoin Aviva and the ensemble for this evening of celebration.

Wednesday, December 5th. Doors at 7:30. Concert at 8:00.
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
918 Bathurst (One and a half blocks north of Bloor on the west side) Parking on the street.
Toronto, Ontario M5R3G5

A celebration of the new album of originals........
when i arrived you were already there.
Nine beautiful tracks complete this soulful collection.
For this special evening there will be a concert of the album's songs as well as new music yet to be recorded.

Transcendent vocals matched to light, instrumental textures, gentle harmonies, sublime solos, playful rivers of rhythm, heavily spiritual in nature.
You may even find yourself singing along.

Ernie Tollar (bansuri, bass flute, nay), Joel Schwartz (resonator guitar, electric guitar), Rakesh Tewari (percussion), Aaron Lightstone (oud, saz), Maryem Tollar (vocals), Sundar Viswanathan (vocals).

Tickets: $15 in advance online at BrownPaperTickets. avivacdrelease.bpt.me
$20 at the door.
CDs for sale at the venue: $20 for one, $30 for two

Like Aviva' artist page to find out more. www.facebook.com/avivachernickmusic

Thank you to our Community Partners:
Small World Music
The Ashkenaz Foundation
Koffler Centre of the Arts

Event page on Facebook

January 22, 2004

Desert Roots, Studio City, CA, Jan 22

Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 8 pm
Desert Roots
A concert of traditional Hebrew songs from the Middle East
(music of Yemen, Tunisia and Israel)
with:
Yuval Ron - oud and saz
Dror Sinai - voice and percussion
In a unique intimate setting in a private house.
Wine & Middle Eastern delights' reception to follow concert.

Location: a private house in Studio City, CA 91064
Admission: $20 (children under 13 - half price)
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!
Please reserve early by sending an email to: info@yuvalronmusic.com

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January 27, 2004

Hadass Pal Yarden, Istanbul, Jan 27

Dear Friends,
I am going to have a concert in Babylon, Istanbul on next Tuesday, 27.1.04, 21:30 (tickets: standing 12 MTL, Student 8 MTL, sitting near Table 15 MTL).

The Concert is devoted to the repertoire, mostly in Ladino, from my album YAHUDIJE.
Yurdal Tokcan - Ud
Goksel Baktagir - Kanun
Selim Guler - Kemence
Emrulla Senguller - Cello
Yinon Muallem - Percussion
Hadass Pal Yarden - Vocal and music arrangement

Stelyo Berber, Selim Guler, Amit Pal and will sing there as well so prepare to some surprises. I will be more than happy to see you all there and feel free to spread the rumor to all your friends!!!!!!

for more details visit my web site www.hadasspalyarden.tk
or Babylon's site

February 21, 2004

Yair Dalal with Joel Rubin, Ithaca, NY, Feb 21

Yair Dalal
Iraqi-Jewish Desert Music from Israel

Featuring:
Yair Dalal (oud - arabic lute, violin, vocals)
Avi Agababa (percussion, vocals)

With guest appearances by local musicians (Hank Roberts, cello and others), including members of the Cornell Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (Joel Rubin, clarinet and others)

Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 8pm
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
Corner of Buffalo and Aurora Streets
doors open at 7:15pm

Yair Dalal was nominated for a 2002 BBC Radio 3 World Music Award. His
music is a mix of his own Iraqi-Jewish musical heritage and Israeli
Beduin traditions with original material inspired by both. He uses his
music as a cultural bridge between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East.
Dalal performed with Israeli and Palestinian children choirs at the
1994 Israeli-Palestinian Peace ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
www.yairdalal.com

Advance Tickets $18 ($22 at the door) students-$10 w/ID

On sale at Small World Music at 614 W. State Street, Greenstar, and
Ithaca Guitar Works
Also available at CU Hillel ($10 for students)

Sultana Sephardic Trio, Chicago, IL, Mar 14

Who: Sultana Sephardic Trio
Where: Sephardic Congregation, 1819 W. Howard Ave St. (California and Howard)
When: 7:00 pm Sunday, March 14, 2004
Tickets: $12
Info: www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543

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February 22, 2004

Sacred Soul, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 22

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004 at 4 pm:
A special interfaith sacred music concert in honor of Black Heritage Month
SACRED SOUL

Mystical Music & Dance of the Middle East
Meets the
The African-American tradition of Spirituals

Performed by:
The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Najwa Gibran
and
The Gwen Wyatt Chorale
with:
a 40 piece African-American chorus directed by Ms. Gwen Wyatt,
Maya Haddi - vocals, Najwa Gibran vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwinds,
Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion, Virginie Alumyan - kanoun,
Carolyne Aycaguer-Ron - harmonium, keyboards, Yuval Ron - oud, saz
guest dancers: Aziz, Maya Karasso
guest MC: Titus Levi

Location: Wilshire United Methodist Church at: 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 (on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Plymouth, next to the Whilshire Ebel Theater)

Admission: $10 tickets, pay at the door (cash only).
Advance ticket sale via mail: Please mail a check payable to Yuval Ron Music, to: 3812 Carpenter Ave. Studio City, CA 91604.
Tickets purchased by mail will be held at Will Call at church entrance on the day of the show.
For more info: Tel: 818 505 1355 or email: info@yuvalronmusic.com

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March 8, 2004

Moshikop, London, UK, Mar 8

Catch the wonderful Moshikop on the following dates:

Moshikop features a mesmerizing blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, along the lines of Morcheeba or the Gotan project, with a Middle Eastern slant!

Monday 8 March:

Costa Urbana at the Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ

Free before 8pm, £5 after, £3 concessions

First 3 people to email maria@yadarts.com get in for free, next 10 on concession list

March 13, 2004

Maxwell Street,Trio Mizan, Highland Park, IL, Mar 13

"Music From the Tent of Abraham"
Unique Program Unites Jews and Arabs

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Trio Mizan

Mar 13 2004
Saturday 8:00AM - 10:00PM Genesis at the Crossroads
Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism,
1221 Lake-Cook Rd., Highland Park
Concert -- $20 in advance; $25 at door.
Educational Program -- Free.
Ticket sales: 847.432.7950 Chicago, IL
www.gatc.org/Events/events1.htm

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March 16, 2004

Moshikop, London, UK, Mar 16

Catch the wonderful Moshikop on the following dates:

Moshikop features a mesmerizing blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, along the lines of Morcheeba or the Gotan project, with a Middle Eastern slant!

Tuesday 16 March, 8:30pm

Private showcase at Momo, Heddon St - Guests only.

First 5 people who email maria@yadarts.com will be put on the exclusive guest list.

March 25, 2004

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 25

DIVAN DOUBLE-BILL CONCERT + +
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 10:30pm and Midnight

10:30pm: Basya Schechter, featured in DIVAN, performs with her band
PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER
+
12:00am: assorted Hungarian members of
ELET FA

TONIC
107 Norfolk St. (between Delancey and Rivington)
$10 (or $5 with a Divan ticket stub)

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March 27, 2004

Moshiko, London, UK, Mar 27

Catch the wonderful Moshikop on the following dates:

Moshikop features a mesmerizing blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, along the lines of Morcheeba or the Gotan project, with a Middle Eastern slant!

Saturday 27 March, 8.00pm

Supporting Celloman at the Spitz, 109 Commercial St. Old Spitalfields Market. London. E1 6BG

Tickets £12/£10 adv

2 free tickets to be given out to first two to email maria@yadarts.com

April 8, 2004

Wholesale Klezmer, Buckland, MA, Apr 8

Wholesale Klezmer
The Great Mohawk Save Our Schools Concert
Thursday, April 8th at 7p.m.
at Mohawk High School (Route 112, Buckland)
Tickets are $5 ($20 family rate for up to 6)
www.WholesaleKlezmer.com/saveourschools

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April 15, 2004

Atzilut and R. Shefa Gold, Bard College, Apr 15

BARDS JEWISH AND MUSLIM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS PRESENT THE
ENVISION PEACE CONCERT
AT BARD COLLEGE ON APRIL 15
8:00pm, Olin Hall
$10 admission; free to Bar students, faculty, staff

Atzilut, a 10-person Arab and Jewish ensemble, will perform in concert with an opening and closing chant for peace by Rabbi Shefa Gold

A Meet the Artists Middle Eastern reception for Bard students will be held in Village Dorm A Sacred Space at 6:00 p.m. For further information, e-mail Rabbi Goldie Milgram at rebgoldiem@aol.com or call 845-758-6822.

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April 18, 2004

Atzilut, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 18

Atzilut: The Middle East Peace Orchestra will perform its only Philadelphia
area concert this spring on Sunday, April 18, at 7:00 PM at Mishkan Shalom
Synagogue on Shurs Lane in Manayunk. The concert will be followed by a
"meet-the-artist" reception with middle eastern desserts. This concert is a fundraiser
for the groups new cd combining Arabic and Jewish middle eastern music. $25
admission includes the new cd, to be mailed upon release this season. Teens: $10;
kids free. Generous donations to the project are welcome. More concert info:
sbricklin@mindspring.com

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May 7, 2004

Silent Film showing w/Klezmer Score, Columbia, MO, May 7

Klezmer and Yiddish swing orchestra The People's Republic of Klezmerica
May 7, 2004, at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, MO:
Time: 8pm

$8 for adults, $6 for children under 12.
tel: (573)446-0608

will present their original score to "Pass the Gravy," enlivening our rediscovery of the agile and inspired silent comedian Max Davidson. Davidson was extremely popular in the late 1920s when he starred in a number of shorts at the Hal Roach Studios, playing the roles of Jewish tailors, pawnbrokers, and junk dealers. Nearly forgotten today, Davidson infused American slapstick with agile antics and a unique brand of Eastern European moxie. The original score, which combines early Yiddish swing, klezmer, vintage "photoplay" music, and popular melodies, may be the first Yiddish-themed work in the emerging trend of accompanying silent films.

May 11, 2004

An Evening of Classical Middle Eastern Music, Washington, DC, May 11

Tuesday May 11, 2004
7 to 9 p.m.
McNeir Auditorium
Georgetown University
37th and O Sts NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tickets at door (RSVP to rld22@georgetown.edu)
$15 general public/$10 students

Hicham Chami on qanun, Kim Sopata on flute and Rich Jankowsky on hand drums performing traditional works from the North African, Sephardic, Egyptian, Levantine, Turkish and Armenian repertoire.

Benefiting the Arab Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary forum in the field of Arab and Middle Eastern studies, published by students affiliated with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

May 16, 2004

Ron Yuval Ensemble, Santa Monica, CA, May 16

Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 7:30
A Concert for Peace in the Middle East

Mystical Music of the Middle East
Jewish, Arabic and Christian Sacred music from:
Iraq, Iran, Morocco, Yemen, Armenia, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Egypt

performed by:
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring the spectacular voice of Najwa Gibran
special guests: Rahman Persian singer and Iman Sufi - Persian dancer
with:
Najwa Gibran vocals, Yegish Manoukian woodwinds, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion,
Virginie Alumyan - kanoun, Carolyne Aycaguer-Ron - harmonium, keyboards,
Yuval Ron - oud, saz, musical director

Location: Unitarian Universalist Community Church - 1260 Eighteenth Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.
(at the corner of 18th St. and Arizona). Free street parking
Admission: advanced tickets - $15, at the door - $20 (cash or check only).
Advance ticket sale via mail: Please mail a check payable to Yuval Ron Music, 11288 Ventura Blvd. #115, Studio City, CA 91604
Tickets purchased by mail will be held at Will Call at church entrance on the day of the show starting at 6 pm.
For more info: info@yuvalronmusic.com or tel: 818 505 1355


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May 23, 2004

Pharaoh's Daughter, Rashanim, NYC, May 23

Counting Sheaves: Def Midrash Jam!! The Jam will bring together poetry and music dedicated to the dearest, the funkiest, and the most obscure midrashim, as well as our poets' own erratic interpretive inventions a-la midrash. Some of the hippest Jewish musicians in New York, Pharaoh's Daughter (middle-eastern psychedelic rock) and Rashanim (experimental jazz-rock) will continue the theme of artistic interpretation through their beats, rhythms and solos. Nehedar, the radical all-chick roots-and-funk band, hailing from Stern College, will open the show. Bring your own midrashic inventions: the open mic section will go late into the night (sign up starts at 7 pm). Sunday May 23rd, 7 pm * 308 Bowery, b/n Houston and Bleecker * $10 cover The event will be held at the famed Bowery Poetry Café in Greenwich Village. Please see our website for a preview of the event's poetry, music, photos, bios, links, directions and more: www.mimaamakim.org This is going to rock!!

May 30, 2004

Klezmer Mountain Boys, NYC, May 30

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Sunday, May 30
6 & 7:30pm
Satalla, 37 West 26th St. (6th/Broadway) NYC,
212.576.1155
www.Satalla.com

August 1, 2004

Ron Yuval Ensemble, Brandeis, CA, Aug 1

Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 7:30 p.m

CONCERT ABOVE THE STARS
with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Najwa Gibran - voice, Maya Haddi - voice, Yegish Manoukian - woodwinds, Virginie Alumyan - Kanoun, Carolyne Ayçaguer-Ron - harmonium & keyboards, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion -
Yuval Ron - oud, saz, musical director


Guest dancers: Maya Karasso, Melanie Kareem Dance Company, Iman Sufi, Ruth Gould-Goodman


-Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a spectacular setting -
- Concert is outdoors. Please dress for cool evenings -

Location: The Brandeis-Bardin Institute
1101 Peppertree Lane Brandeis, CA 93064


Admission: $25 per adult, $15 per child Group rates available For reservations for group rate information, Call Linda at (805) 582-4450

For more information and directions:
Visit www.thebbi.org
Contact Linda at (805) 582-4450

August 6, 2004

Yuval Ron Quartet, Los Angeles, Aug 6

Friday, August 6th, 2004 at 9:30 pm

F.O.R. National 2004 Conference
presents

The Yuval Ron Quartet
featuring the singer
Najwa Gibran


Location: Occidental College, Thorne Hall
1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles (Eagle Rock), CA 90041-3314

Admission: Tickets will be available at the door for $5-10.
To make reservations for advance tickets please contact Anthony Marsh at (310) 228-7759.

Parking: Parking will be available on the Occidental campus but will be limited, so please carpool if possible.

For more info including directions:
Visit www.forusa.org/conference2004.
Contact Anthony Marsh at (310) 228-7759 or amarsh@forusa.org

August 7, 2004

Yuval Ron Quartet, Ventura, CA, Aug 7

Saturday, August 7th, 2004 at 7 pm

World Soul Music

An evening of Devotional Music and Message of Peace with

The Yuval Ron Quartet
featuring the singer
Najwa Gibran
performing Sacred Music of the Middle East

and Karnamirta
performing Devotional Music of India

Location: Church of Religious Science
101 S. Laurel Street, Ventura, CA 93001

Seating begins at 6:30 pm.

Admission: $18 prepaid / $20 at the door. Tickets held at Will Call. Make Checks to: Kirk Mann, 970 S. Petit, Suite D, Ventura, CA 93004

For more information and directions:
Visit www.worldsoulmusic.com
Tel: (805) 477-7596

April 27, 2005

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Apr 27

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
Wednesday, April 27th 9:30p.m.
Joe's Pub - 425 Lafayette St.
$12 in advance/ $15 door
Some passover/spring themes, and most likely some complimentary macaroons!

Guest Dancers Kaeshi, Mimi Fontana, Serah, Elisheva
Musicians:
Daphna-recorders, basya-oud,guitar, meg-violin, yuval-drums, daniel-percussion, jason-keys, shanir-bass

June 7, 2005

Mysticism of Sound Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun 7

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 4:30 pm
The Mysticism of Sound workshop

International composer, performer and educator Yuval Ron will demonstrate and teach ancient Hebrew prayers and sacred Sufi/Muslim chanting and discusses the history of the music and the inter-relationship and mutual influences these two traditions share. Participants are welcome to bring musical instruments and use their voices in the experience of sound meditation and prayer of unity and oneness.

Admission: suggested donation: $10

Location: William Pitt Union Room 637 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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June 9, 2005

Afro-Semitic Experience, Mawwal, Hamden, CT, Jun 9

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
Thursday, June 9, with special guest drummer Jesse Chevan, doors open at 7:00 p.m. The Space 295 Treadwell Street, Building H, Hamden, Connecticut, This is a double billing with the exciting Middle Eastern world fusion group, Mawwal.

Basya Schechter, Washington, DC, Jun 9

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
June 9th – National Geographic – 7p.m. Queen's Dominion
Basya Schechter on oud, with Alan Kushan, on Persian Santur, Meg Okura, violin, Shanir Blumenkranz-bass and Shane Shanahan on percussion, Kaeshi and Elisheva - dance. Debuting the instrumental music of Queen’s Dominion in Washington DC as part of the DCJCC festival. Check dcjcc.org or directly at www.boxofficetickets.com.

June 14, 2005

Basya Schechter, Divahn, NYC, Jun 14

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
June 14th – Queen's Dominion Project – Knitting Factory 10:30p.m. (Tap Bar)
Queen’s Dominion instrumental project premiers in N.Y.C. With Galeet Dardashti's Divahn @ 9:30p.m. Knitting Factory – 74 Leonard St. $10

June 19, 2005

Shir & Judith Silver, London, UK, Jun 19

shir publicity photoShir and JUDITH SILVER in concert together

"Raisins, Almonds… and more!"
Klezmer, Yiddish, Hebrew and original music

Sunday 19th June 7.30pm
Jacksons Lane Community Centre
269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA
Contact: 020 8341 4421
Tickets: £10/ £7.50 concessions
in association with the Jewish Music Institute

June 20, 2005

Anistar, NYC, Jun 20

Don't miss this fantastic performance! Anistar is Harel Shachal's original Middle-Eastern ensemble. Visit www.harelshachal.com for more info and music.

Monday June 20th at Sweet Rhythm (formerly Sweet Basil) 7th Ave. South near Bleeker St. Shows at 8 and 10.

June 23, 2005

Jaroslav Jakubovic, NYC, Jun 23

Jaroslav JakubovicJaroslav Jakubovic & the Sheesha group
7:30pm
Satalla
37 West 67th St. between 6th Ave and Broadway
Admission $15 - Please purchase tickets at the door
Jaroslav is a Saxophonist/Composer/Arranger born in Czechoslovakia. In Israel, Jaroslav is a well known musician, having worked with Shalom Chanoch, Chava Alberstein, Margalit Zanani, and more. A former Columbia Records recording artist, Jaroslav has worked with Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, and other US musicians.

Band members:
Jaroslav Jakubovic.. Saxophone
Kenny Bichel... Keyboards
Emmanuel Mann... Bass
Benny Kay... Drums
Zahava... Vocals
Dorit Zadok... Vocals

For more information please call (212) 576 -1155

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July 15, 2005

Tami Machnai CD Release, NYC, July 15

Tami Machnai
CD release
Jewish/Israeli Singer
8pm

Admission $15 - Please purchase tickets at the door

Satalla
37 West 67th St. between 6th Ave and Broadway
www.satalla.com

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September 18, 2005

Radio Gagarin, London, UK, Sep 18

Sunday 18th September 6pm – 1am
Oi Va Voi and friends present
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5.

After their third successive roadblock, Radio Gagarin is back with the latest in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer mash-ups at the NHAC.

Co-Produced by Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / Taskovski Films / YaD Arts / Ziggurat.

www.yadarts.com

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September 21, 2005

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 21

World Festival of Sacred Music Presents:
Mystical Music of the Middle East
with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Sufi, Jewish and Armenian Sacred Music
featuring:
Whirling Dervish
Aziz
the
Arabic vocalist
Najwa Gibran
and
Armenian Woodwind Legend
Yeghish Manukian


September 21, 2005 | 7:00 PM | Alfred Newman Recital Hall
General Public: $15
USC Faculty/Staff, Senior Citizens: $10
USC Students w/ Valid ID: $5

USC Spectrum presents the Yuval Ron Ensemble as part of the World Festival of Sacred Music
taking place in Los Angeles September 17-October 2. crossing neighborhoods, cultural, religious and ideological boundaries in the spirit of world peace. The performance will be held in intimate Alfred Newman Recital Hall and tickets are selling fast.

Please call 213.740.2167 for more information.

NYJMHF: Pharaoh's Daughter, Elias Ladino Ensemble, NYC, Sep 21

Jewish music and heritage festival
Pharaoh's DaughterJCC Collaboration Series: Old World meets New World
Pharaoh's Daughter performs with the Elias Ladino Ensemble
7:30
JCC of Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave @ 76th St.
Tickets: $15/$20 - BUY TIX

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September 24, 2005

Tubapalooze CD release, Brooklyn, NY, Sep 24

Once again, Ron Caswell's TUBAPALOOZA part TROIS!
SLAVIC SOUL PARTY CD Release!
Saturday, Spetember 24th 2005 9pm - very late!@
Zebulon 258 Wythe Avenue (betwixed Metropolitan Ave.
and N. 3rd) Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)
L train to the Bedford Stop
A FREE night of nothing but great TUBA bands!
roncaswell.com

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November 19, 2005

Music of the Jewish World, Santa Barbara, CA, Nov 19

SANTA BARBARA ­ The University of California Santa
Barbara MultiCultural Center presents Music of the
Jewish World: Jewish Musical Traditions of Turkey,
Greece, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe Saturday,
November 19 at 8 p.m. in the MultiCultural Center
Theater.

Enjoy an evening of riveting and dramatic music from
the Jewish world, performed by talented veteran
musicians Beth Bahia Cohen (violin and bowed tanbur),
Sonja Drakulich (vocals and percussion), Polly Tapia
Ferber (percussion), and Gari Hegedus (oud).

Tickets are $5 for students and $12 for general
admission. Contact the Associated Students Ticket
Office at 893-2064 for tickets or more information.

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November 30, 2005

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Nov 30

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
Wed. November 30th 7:30p.m.
Mo Pitkins (New space!) 34 Avenue A (between 2nd & 3rd)
$12
www.mopitkins.com

playing only songs that will be on our upcoming record "Hagar" This is a fantastic new space with a restaurant great character and sound... Please call 212-777-5660 or www.mopitkins.com for reservations

December 2, 2005

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Pasadena, CA, Dec 2

Friday , December 2, 2005 at 8 PM
Cal Tech Performance Arts Series Presents:

Mystical Music of the Middle East
devotional music, sacred movement ritual, folklore dance, stories and poetry

A Concert With
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring
vocalist Najwa Gibran
master woodwind player Yeghish Manukian
and guests: Whirling Dervish AZIZ and Arabic Folklore dancer: Tamra-henna

Location: Cal Tech, Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena on Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Boulevard in Pasadena.
Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for youth (seating is unreserved)
Ticket office: tickets@caltech.edu or 626-395-4652
For more info: 626-395-4652 or visit http://events.caltech.edu/events/event-2445.html

December 3, 2005

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Venice, CA, Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 8:30 PM
Sacred Movement Yoga Presents:

Sacred Music of the Middle East
An intimate concert of devotional music and sound meditation
With
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring vocalist
Najwa Gibran

Location: 245 South Main Street, Venice, CA 90291
(Between Rose Avenue and Navy Street.)
Parking: Convenient underground parking;
enter from Navy Street. $1.50 for 2 hours with validation
Admission: $18 (SPACE is LIMITED!)
Reservations and more info: (310) 450-7676

December 4, 2005

Interfaith concert of Psalms and sacred music, Brookline, MA, Dec 4

Interfaith concert of Psalms and sacred music coming to Temple Beth Zion on Sunday December 4th. The concert will begin at 5:00 pm and will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the musicians.
This concert will feature sacred and liturgical Muslim, Jewish and Christian music in an inspirational musical exploration.
Through music and spirituality, we celebrate the similarities between our faiths and continue to build bridges of understanding and trust.

Sunday, December 4, at 5 PM
Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline.

Tickets: $18; $16 for seniors and full-time students.
$2 discount if tickets are purchased by November 30.
To purchase tickets, contact the RUAH office at 617-277-0036, or mail your check, made out to RUAH, to RUAH at 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline MA 02445.
http://www.ruahspirit.org

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December 8, 2005

Zev Feldman directs: Music of the Mevlevi Dervishes, NYC, Dec 8

SHARED SACRED SPACE: "MUSIC OF THE MEVLEVI DERVISHES"
Walter Zev Feldman, Artistic Director
Lalezar Ensemble | Reha Sagbas, Music Director

Thu, Dec 8, 8pm, $30
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street
Tickets & Info: www.92y.org or 212-415-5500

Pre-conference lecture by Dr. Feldman at 7:15pm

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December 27, 2005

Pharaoh's Daughter, Sarah Aroeste, Smadar, NYC, Dec 27

festival posterPharaoh's Daughter, Smadar, Sarah Aroeste Band
Tuesday, December 27th, 10 PM
$12.00
Makor Cultural Center in NYC
8pm / $12
35 West 67th st
b/w Central Park West and Columbus Ave
35 West 67th St., Between Columbus and Central Park West

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December 28, 2005

Divahn, NYC, Dec 28

festival posterDecember 28th
Divahn with special guest Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter
9 pm
Joe's Pub
(425 Lafayette St, New York City)
as part of the 1st Annual Sephardic Music Festival. Click here for tickets.

January 20, 2006

Avshalom Farjun, Bordeaux, France, Jan 20, 2006

Avshalom Farjun (qanun / Israel)
Concerts et rencontres
vendredi 20 et samedi 21 janvier
Bordeaux : Tnba'r, Librairie Mollat, Centre social St Michel

Bien cordialement
et bonne fin d'année à tous

Véronique Duvergie
05 56 94 43 43

January 21, 2006

avshalom Farjun, Bordeaux, France, Jan 21, 2006

Avshalom Farjun (qanun / Israel)
Concerts et rencontres
vendredi 20 et samedi 21 janvier
Bordeaux : Tnba'r, Librairie Mollat, Centre social St Michel

Bien cordialement
et bonne fin d'année à tous

Véronique Duvergie
05 56 94 43 43

February 16, 2006

Divahn, NYC, 16 Feb

Tu Bishvat Concert Featuring Divahn

Celebrate Tu Bishvat with a night of inspiring music, great people, and simcha while supporting the inspiring work of the Teva Learning Center, which affects the lives of over 1000 students and adults each year, teaching Jewish and environmental values in the woods, at retreat centers, and even in the city.

Featuring:
Divahn: Middle Eastern and Sephardic Music
Chana Rothman: Funky acoustic beats
Tevalution: Changing the world one beat at a time

$54 Donation / $20 Student and Limited-income
Light Snacks * Cash bar * Silent Auction

Thursday, February 16, 2006
Ansche Chesed Synagogue
251 West 100th St. New York, NY
9 - 11:00 PM

Tickets can be bought online, at the door, or by calling the office at 212-807-6376.

March 4, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, Deal, NJ, Mar 4

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
Saturday March 4th 8p.m.
@ Ruth Hyman JCC, Deal NJ, Evelyn Axelrod Performing Arts Center
(discounts for seniors and children)
Call 732-531-9100 xt. 142 or just come...
$25

Divahn, Montclair, NJ, Mar 4

Come out and celebrate a Persian Purim with the Divahn ladies!!

Saturday, March 4th @ 8:30 pm
Congregation Shomrei Emunah
67 Park Street
Montclair, NJ
(973) 746-5031

www.shomrei.org

March 5, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, Norwalk, CT, Mar 5

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
Sunday March 5th 3p.m.
Norwalk, Connecticut
(make up concert from feb.12th blizzard)
Congregation Beth El 109 East Avenue Norwalk, CT
(203) 838-2710
Free!

Divahn pre-Purim, Brooklyn, NY, Mar 5

Come out and celebrate a Persian Purim with the Divahn ladies!!

Sunday, March 5th @ 8:00 pm
Barbes - free pre-Purim show
376 9th St. (near 6th Ave. corner)
Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.917

www.barbesbrooklyn.com

sponsored by Brooklyn Jews (www.BrooklynJews.org)

March 7, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 7

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
NYC
Tuesday March 7th after 9p.m.
Playing oud to live musicians and dj at Kush (orchard street) benefit for Persian Arts Festival

March 12, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 12

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
NYC
Sunday March 12th
W/ matt turk at 92nd St. Y 11:30-2:30 kids Purim event

Maurice El Medioni, London, UK, Mar 12

Maurice El Medioni
With special support from Radio Gagarin DJs
Sunday 12 March 2006, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London SE1 8XX (England)

Tickets £15 - £17.50
08703 800 400 or online at www.rfh.org.uk

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March 15, 2006

Lecture-Recital by Joel Cohen, Boston, MA, Mar 15

Middle East & Islamic Studies Program Boston College presents a lecture-recital by

Joel Cohen, Director of the Boston Camerata

Music and Poetry in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Andalusia

Wednesday, 15 March 2006, 4:00
Devlin 101 (next to Admissions Office)

Joel Cohen is one of the leading contemporary interpreters of early music in the world today. He directs what Le Monde in Paris has hailed as "America's foremost early music ensemble."

March 17, 2006

Divahn residency, Shalom Farmington Hills, MI, Mar 17-18

March 17th-18th Galeet Dardashti and Divahn Residency at Congregation Adat Shalom Farmington Hills, Michigan

March 17th: Mizrahi/Sefardi Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Galeet Dardashti.
After dinner, enjoy a workshop on Mizrahi/Sefardi Piyutim with Galeet March
18th @ 7:30 pm--Saturday night Divahn concert--Purim Party Plus!

www.adatshalom.org

March 18, 2006

Divahn residency, Shalom Farmington Hills, MI, Mar 17-18

March 17th-18th Galeet Dardashti and Divahn Residency at Congregation Adat Shalom Farmington Hills, Michigan

March 18th @ 7:30 pm--Saturday night Divahn concert--Purim Party Plus!

www.adatshalom.org

March 19, 2006

Divahn, Skokie, IL, Mar 19

Divahn
March 19th @ 7:00 pm
United Synagogue Chicago, Skokie, IL www.uscj.org/Midwest/

March 27, 2006

Goran Ivanovic Group, NYC, Mar 27

The Goran Ivanovic Group
Mon, March 27 @ 7:30pm
MAKOR
35 W. 67th St. (at Central Park West) NYC
212.601.1000

Tickets $12.

www.makor.org

“Exotic Middle Eastern motifs merge gracefully with the evocative sounds of Eastern European Klezmer music. Beautifully conceived folk passages are followed by perfectly executed Mahavishnu inspired pyrotechnics.” (Minor 7th) This group is the latest project from acclaimed "lightning-fingered guitarist Goran Ivanovic " (Chicago Tribune), who masterminds this pan-cultural quartet, fresh from their 2005 self titled release.

March 30, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 30

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
Thursday, March 30th 7:30p.m.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun
2401 Woodbourne Ave. Louisville, KY
502-458-5359

35th Annual Music Festival featuring Basya Schecter of Pharaoh's Daughter band collaborating with Cantor David Lipp leading both adult and children's choir's singing Pharaoh's Daughter songs, collaboration also with hammered dulcimer player Christina burns, and mountain hammered dulcimer players peforming songs from Queen's Dominion.

April 1, 2006

Basya Schechter, NYC, Apr 1

band publicity photoBasya Schechter
APRIL 1st — BJ Musician's Concert 8p.m. $10 88th (NY-UPPERWEST)

Musicians for BJ gather to showcase their own projects:
Including Amanda Monaco and Saskia Lane (Lascivious Biddies) Matt Turk, Daphna Mor, Gene Carr, Basya Schechter (Pharaoh's Daughter), Yoel Ben Simhon w/ guest Yair Dalal and Sultana Ensemble, cantor Ari Priven, Rabbi Roly Matalon

April 5, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, Milwaukee, WI, Apr 5

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
APRIL 5th — Pharaoh's Daughter performs for Milwaukee Jewish Federation (WISCONSIN)

7:15 @ Congregation Shalom 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd. 6:30p.m. $18 with event donation

April 8, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Apr 8

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
APRIL 8th—Brotherhood Synagogue post Havdalah Concert (GRAMERCY PARK)
Pharaoh's Daughter performing at 28 Gramercy Park South @ 20th Street—$10
8p.m. (been teaching at this beautiful place since college...)
212-674-5750

April 9, 2006

DÜNYA’s Ali Ufki Sacred Music Project, Boston, MA, Apr 9

I am delighted to invite you to DÜNYA’s Ali Ufki Sacred Music Project, an interfaith concert of Psalms and sacred music coming to the Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama at 539 Tremont St, Boston on Sunday April 9th at 3pm. Free admission.

This inspirational musical exploration will include 17th c. Psalm Settings in French, Hassidic Nigguns, Turkish Maftirim Songs in Hebrew, Greek Orthodox Hymns, Turkish Sufi Songs and Instrumental Music. For more information about DÜNYA and the Ali Ufki Sacred Music Project read below or visit us on line at www.dunyainc.org.

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April 15, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, Brooklyn, NY, Apr 15

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
APRIL 15th (BROOKLYN)
Southpaw 125 5th Avenue $10
With Jfrej pitch, The Shondes, Jason Trachtenburg, Tricrotic
Doors open 8p.m. Show 9p.m.

April 16, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Apr 16

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
APRIL 16th 9:30p.m. JOE's PUB (NY-VILLAGE)
Annual Passover Pub concert with free maccaroons and guest dancers Kaeshi and Elisheva of Bellyqueen premiering new choreagraphy and songs

BUY TICKETS NOW!!!!
$12 advance $15 at the door.
Public Theater box office 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com

April 17, 2006

Basya Schechter, NYC, Apr 17

band publicity photoBasya Schechter
APRIL 17th —ARTIST SEDER OFFERS A NEW TAKE ON AN OLD STORY
Performing solo, with other artists presenting.

The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU and AVODA Arts is hosting a creative interpretation of the ancient Passover story with an Artist Seder on Monday, April 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at The Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street, between University Place and 5th Avenue. The event is free for New York University students, faculty, and staff, $10 for community members

April 22, 2006

A Breath Beyond, Newton, MA, Apr 22






April 23, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, Queens, NY, Apr 23

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
APRIL 23rd (QUEENS)
Queen's Arts Museum — Pharaoh's Daughter UNPLUGGED @ 5p.m.
With Basya Schechter — oud, saz, guitar Daphna Mor — recorders, ney, zurna and Meg Okura — violin

Pharaoh's Daughter, Divahn, Sultana Ensemble, NYC, Apr 23

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
APRIL 23rd (benefit at Columbia University for Darfur)
7p.m. With Divahn and Sultana Ensemble
And student documentary footage in Sudan.

April 29, 2006

Letter from Istanbul, Boston, MA, Apr 29

Letter from Istanbul Ensemble Concert—April 29, 2006 Saturday 8 PM, Boston MA

Tower Auditorium, Tower Building
Massachusetts College of Art
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Located at the corner of Longwood Ave. & Huntington Ave.
Accessible by Green Line E train (Longwood stop) or by #39 bus.
Tickets: Priority Seating $16, General Admission $11 -- when purchased on-line
Priority Seating $20, General Admission $15 -- at the door

Presented by 5th Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival
Tickets & more information:
www.bostonturkishfilmfestival.org/2006Festival/program_2006_main.htm

Tour webpage:
www.goldenhorn.com/display.php4?content=engagements&page=ge_lfi_2006.html

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April 30, 2006

Letter from Istanbul, NYC, Apr 30

Letter from Istanbul Ensemble

April 30, 2006 Sunday 7 PM
New York, NY

Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025-6990

Tickets $ 26, WMI Friends $ 22

Presented by World Music Institute

Sponsored by
Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, New York & Moon and Stars Project
http://heartheworld.org/WMICAL/Calendar.asp?Month=4&TheYear=2006
Tickets: http://www.symphonyspace.org/genres/seriesPage.php?seriesId=80&genreId=1

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May 11, 2006

Divahn, NYC, May 11

Divahn
May 11, Thursday @ 7:00 p.m (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction
34 Avenue A, Manhattan, NY
$10
www.mopitkins.com

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June 8, 2006

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 8

asefa instruments
Asefa
Thursday, June 8, 9pm, No Cover!
The Tea Lounge, NYC
837 Union St. (btw 6/7 aves)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Subway: Q/B to 7ave or 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza.

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June 11, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Jun 11

Pharaoh's Daughter
Mo Pitkins "House of Satisfaction" Jewish/latin food... showcasing new songs.. Before sunset summer show! - 34 Avenue A - $10

June 14, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), NYC, Jun 14

Habrera Hativeet
June 14 New York City, NY
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
and American Sephardi Federation with
Sephardic House
This Concert is Dedicated to the Memory of Jack Calderon.

$18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 members/students/American Sephardi Federation members
www.mjhnyc.org

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June 15, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter, Cleveland, OH, Jun 15

Pharaoh's Daughter

** Thursday, June 15th 8p.m. ** (Cleveland, Ohio)
Maltz Jewish Museum of Heritage
$12 in advance $15/door
At Temple Tifereth-Israel, Beachwood
216-593-0575

June 18, 2006

Habrera Hativeet (Natural Gathering), Boston, MA, Jun 18

SUN, June 18, 1:00 PM
Habrera Hativeet featuring Shlomo Bar (Israeli /World Music)

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, BostonM 617-369-3291
http://www.mfa.org/concerts
members, seniors, and students $20; nonmembers $25

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June 21, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Montreal, Jun 21

Habrera Hativeet
June 21 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Festival Sefarade
www.csuq.org

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June 22, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Toronto, Jun 22

Habrera Hativeet
June 22, 8pm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hava Nagila Banquete Hall, Thornhill, ON
www.readingjewish.com

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June 25, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Los Angeles, CA, Jun 25

Habrera Hativeet
June 25 Los Angeles, CA
International Cultural Center
www.iccscottishrite.com

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June 27, 2006

Gerard Edery, NYC, Jun 27

On June 27th, Gerard Edery will be performing at the Underground (612 2nd Avenue, between 33rd and 34th streets, New York City) a tribute to the late, much beloved, oud player George Mgrdichian.

June 28, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), Berkeley, CA, Jun 28

Habrera Hativeet
June 28 Berkeley, CA
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
www.ashkenaz.com

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June 29, 2006

Habrera Ha'tivit (Natural Gathering), San Francisco, CA, Jun 29

Habrera Hativeet
June 29 San Francisco, CA
Yerba Buena International Music Festival
www.ybgf.org

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June 30, 2006

Vampire Suit, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 30

Vampire Suit will once again bring it's signature chamber-world-improv sound to Barbes, 376 9th St., Brooklyn, on June 30th, 2006, at 8pm.

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July 8, 2006

Yuval Ron workshop, Venice, CA, Jul 8

Saturday, July 8, 2006 from 12:30 – 3:45 pm

Sacred Movement Yoga
presents
Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy

Workshop with Yuval Ron

Discussion on the devotional music from the Sufi practice of moving-prayer meditation (Whirling) and the use of sound in sacred trance settings from Turkey to Morocco. Also, comparisons and contrasts between Hassidic-Jewish music and trance dance will be discussed, followed by a demonstration of various sacred musical traditions and their meditative power. Participants will be invited to use their voice in experiencing some of the sacred chants.

Location:
Sacred Movement Yoga
245 South Main Street
Venice, CA 90291

Admission: $30.

Parking: Convenient underground parking only $1.50 for two hours with validation. Enter lot from Navy Street.

For tickets and more info:
(310) 450-7676 or www.sacredmovement.com

July 9, 2006

Eliyahu Sills & Qadim Ensemble, Brookline, MA, Jul 9

Eliyahu Sills & Qadim Ensemble
Sunday, July 9, 7:30 at Temple Beth Zion
1566 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Advance tickets: $10 / At the door: $12

For more info please contact Noam Sender
To purchase tickets in advance please call Eran at 617.216.4879

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July 22, 2006

Yuval Ron, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 22

Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Folk Works Magazine presents
ROOTS/WORLD MUSIC in an INTIMATE ART SPACE
CONCERT SERIES 2006
with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring Vocalist Tehila Lauder

The Yuval Ron Ensemble unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Armenian Church into an unusual mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration.

Craft and Folk Art Museum
2nd Floor Gallery
5814 Wilshire Blvd-Los Angeles
across from the La Brea Tar Pits

$15/$12 FolkWorks-CAFAM Members

For tickets and more info:
Tickets available online


September 9, 2006

Hebr'ock Havdalah with Even Sh'siyah, Chicago, IL, Sep 9

concert posterHebr'ock Havdalah
Join KFAR as we dance the fine line between holy and profane, shabbat
and the week with a new take on Havdalah at Beat Kitchen in Roscoe
Vilage.


Saturday, Sept. 9 10pm doors
Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave.
18+ show $10 students/$12 adv. tix/$15 doors
#77 Bemont, #50 Damen, #49 Western

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September 13, 2006

Pharaoh's Daughter in poetryfest, NYC, Sep 13

Pharaoh's Daughter
Wed. Sept. 13th, MIMAAMAKIM EVENT BOWERY POETRY CLUB- 308 Bowery- 8p.m.
By the REVERB OF BABYLON "Music as Poetry, poetry as music"
Yiddish poetry, spoken word, instrumentals..
With FRANTIC TURTLE, (Jake Marmer's funky spoken word music project), Shir
Yaakov, beat boxer and freestyle rapper,
Jay Michaelson.. More.. (www.oyhoo.com)

September 16, 2006

Divahn, Brooklyn, NY, Sep 16

Divahn
September 16th (Saturday) @ 8:15 pm (Havdalah at 8 pm)

SPECIAL PROGRAM:
Mizrahi High Holiday Piyutim (Religious Songs), Musical Prayer Poetry
Congregation Beth Elohim Park Slope, Brooklyn
8th Ave and Garfield Place

www.congregationbethelohim.org

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September 21, 2006

Divahn, Berea, KT, Sep 21

Divahn
September 21st (Thursday) @ 8 pm
Phelps-Stokes Auditorium, Berea College
Berea, Kentucky
FREE and Open to the Public

www.berea.edu/convocations/schedules/2006-fall.asp

October 26, 2006

Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, residency, Ithaca, NY, Oct 26-28

Divahn
Ithaca College Residency with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, October 26th-27th Galeet Dardashti lectures at Ithaca. Friday, October 27th Mizrahi/Sephardi Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Galeet Dardashti at Ithaca College Hillel @ 6 pm. Saturday, October 28th Divahn Concert @ 8 pm FREE.

October 27, 2006

Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, residency, Ithaca, NY, Oct 26-28

Divahn
Ithaca College Residency with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, October 26th-27th Galeet Dardashti lectures at Ithaca. Friday, October 27th Mizrahi/Sephardi Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Galeet Dardashti at Ithaca College Hillel @ 6 pm. Saturday, October 28th Divahn Concert @ 8 pm FREE.

October 28, 2006

Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, residency, Ithaca, NY, Oct 26-28

Divahn
Ithaca College Residency with Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, October 26th-27th Galeet Dardashti lectures at Ithaca. Friday, October 27th Mizrahi/Sephardi Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Galeet Dardashti at Ithaca College Hillel @ 6 pm. Saturday, October 28th Divahn Concert @ 8 pm FREE.

October 29, 2006

Divahn, Syracuse, NY, Oct 29

Divahn

Temple Adath Yeshurun, 450 Kimber Rd, Syracuse, NY at 7:30 pm. Free admission.

October 30, 2006

Divahn, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 30

Divahn

comes to Park Slope, Brooklyn, to play an 8 pm concert at Barbes, tickets are $8 at the door.

November 4, 2006

Yair Dalal, NYC, Nov 4

The American Sephardi Federation Presents
Sounds of Bagdad: A Music Journey with Yair Dalal

A unique performance in the four-day program
Back to Babylon: 2600 Years of Jewish Life in Iraq
Exploring the venerable and multifaceted culture of Iraqi Jewry
November 2-5, 2006
www.americansephardifederation.org

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York City
SUGGESTED DONATION: $20
INFORMATIONS AND RESERVATIONS: 917-606-8200

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November 29, 2006

Inter Alia, Boston, MA, Nov 29

I would like to invite everyone to a couple of performances by my
group Inter Alia.

Wednesday, November 29th, 6 p.m. we perform "Voice of the
Pomegranate: A Visual and Musical Exploration of Middle Eastern
Symbolism" in conjunction with the Gallery of Social and Political
Art's exhibit "Songs of the Sand: Visual Perspectives of the Middle
East." The gallery is located at 565 Boylston St., 2nd floor in
Boston. For more information, please go to www.gspaboston.org. This
is a free event.

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Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Nov 29

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter CD pre-release party

Playing songs only from the forthcoming record, (we're almost finished...)
Wednesday, November 29th, 7p.m.
JOE's PUB
$12 advance $15 at the door.
(425 Lafayette St. Near Astor Place)

9 piece band-basya-oud, guitar,vocals; , daphna-recorder, ney, vocals; meg-violin, erhu, mathias-percussion, jason-keys, yuval-drums, uri-accordian, shanir-bass, Special guest: Adam Levy (electric guitar, soon to be going back on tour with Norah Jones...) Other guests may appear! Public Theater box office 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com

December 2, 2006

Teslim, Berkeley, CA, Dec 2

Second Show added due to popular demand! Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 PM

Teslim - Kaila Flexer and Gari Hegedus
A Concert of Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern music

Concert begins at 2:00PM. Please RSVP soon, to reserve a seat for this concert. Suggested donation $15 per person. This is a house party, and we can only seat about 35 people. Please call 510-540-6667 and leave a message indicating number of people in your party.

Doors open 30 minutes before show starts.
www.cowart.com/concerts for a map.

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Odessa to Istanbul, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2

odessa to istanbulOdessa to Istanbul
Saturday, December 2
7pm & 9pm
Tickets: $30 | Members: $15
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia
215.925.9914
www.paintedbride.org

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December 9, 2006

Inter Alia, Boston, MA, Nov 29

I would like to invite everyone to a couple of performances by my
group Inter Alia.

Saturday, December 9th, 8 p.m. we perform "Reflections on Light:
Exploring the Intersections of Shadow, Projection and Perception" at
CasaNia, 46 Porter Rd. in Porter Square, Cambridge (www.casania.com)
Cost: $15 adults, $10 children and seniors.

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December 12, 2006

Edom, Brooklyn, NY, Dec 12

Edom
Tuesday Dec. 12 at 10 PM. No cover
Zebulun
258 Wythe Ave. Williamsburg. Brooklyn
Between N.3rd + Metropolitan

www.zebuloncafeconcert.com

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December 16, 2006

Y-Love, Pharaoh's Daughter @ Sephardic Music Fest, NYC, Dec 16

Sephardic Music Festival logo b/wOPENING NIGHT
Y-Love, Pharaoh's Daughter & special guests with a special dj set by 12 tribe sound.
@ Makor
8pm / $12 / all ages
(buy tickets)
35 West 67th st off Columbus st

Opening night showcases the many faces of Sephardic Music and the Jewish music scene at large. Bringing hip hop, traditional melodies and the blues all while nodding your heads to its source at Makor (the source).

www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

December 17, 2006

Sephardic Music Festival Scholarship Series, NYC, Dec 17

Sephardic Music Festival logo b/wSEPHARDIC SCHOLARSHIP SERIES
Ezra Malakov Maqam Ensemble, Ramón Tasat and Fiesta Sefarad, Asefa, DJ Balagan & dj handler
@ Makor
7pm / $15 / all ages
(buy tickets)
35 West 67th st off Columbus st

Following the performance, Ramón Tasat, Evan Rapport and Samuel Thomas will conduct a question and answer session about Sephardic musical traditions. Applying a groundbreaking approach, the Sephardic Music Festival is excited to bring these practitioner-ethnomusicologists to discuss Sephardic music scholarship, its past and present.
curated by Samuel Thomas

www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

December 18, 2006

Divahn, Shusmo @ Sephardic Music Festival, NYC, Dec 18

Sephardic Music Festival logo b/wSIZZLING MIDDLE EASTERN FUSION
Divahn & Shusmo
@ Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette st
9pm / $15 / all ages
(
buy tickets)

Jewish-Iranian singer and anthropologist Galeet Darashti and Palestinian composer Tareq Abboushi team up to provide insight into a night that higlights their shared musical heritage. The music spans Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Latin jazz.

www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

December 19, 2006

Dream-Digging in Bar Yochai's Cave @ Sephardic Music Festival, NYC, Dec 19

Sephardic Music Festival logo b/wDREAM-DIGGING IN BAR YOCHAI'S CAVE
The Hebrew Mamita, Matthue Roth, Elyakeem Transmission, Frantic Turtle, & Juez
@ Tonic
107 Norfolk st.
7pm / $6adv / $9door / 18+

A night of mystical dreams honoring the impact Rav Shimon Bar Yochai's
teachings on Sephardic culture, channelled through slam-poetry,
theatrics, and jazz @ the legendary avantgarde venue.

www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

December 20, 2006

Women of Tzadik @ Sephardic Music Festival, NYC, Dec 20

Sephardic Music Festival logo b/wWOMEN OF TZADIK
Basya Schechter, Jewlia Eisenberg, and Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
The Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
7pm / $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 student/members / all ages
(buy tickets)

An eclectic line-up of innovative, female performers will highlight the
diversity of the Sephardic community and its musical traditions with
this exciting concert. In addition to sharing a home at the Tzadik
record label, these artists share a vision for presenting rich Jewish
music in a way that embraces and revives traditional styles while
creating a new, modern sound.

www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

January 17, 2007

Women of the East, NYC, Jan 17, 2007

ArbolerasWomen of the East

Kol Oud Trio
Pharaoh's Daughter

92nd Street Y
Thu, Jan 17, 2007, 8:00pm, Lexington Avenue
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Code: T-TC5JW13-01
Price: $30.00 All Sections / For tickets

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January 28, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, Forest Hills, NY, Jan 28

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Date: January 28, 2007
Place: Forest Hills Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375
Time: 5:00 PM Sharp

$100 per person includes: Cocktails * Dinner Buffet * Desserts
Live and Silent Auctions
For Reservations: Contact Elaine Suchow at 718.591-9800, Ext. 321
College Student Discount Price $50 per ticket, advance reservations only

February 7, 2007

Evening of Piyutim, Brookline, MA, Feb 7

From Israel, Tefillalt Ensemble and Piyut.org.il Present

Currents of the River
An Evening of Piyutim
Sacred Jewish Poetry and Music

Temple Beth Zion 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline
Feb. 7, 8pm

An innovative musical performance from the many Jewish traditions with a presentation of the groundbreaking Piyut.org.il website.

Yair Harel – Vocals and Percussion
Nori Jacoby – viola and vocals
Yonatan Niv – cello and vocals

Please call TBZ office for advance tickets
(617) 566-8171 ext. 14
$18.00 at the door; $15.00 in advance; $10.00 for seniors and students
Sponsored by Temple Beth Zion www.tbzbrookline.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1490704604544922/

February 17, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, Asefa, Brooklyn, NYC, Feb 17

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last minute add In rare instrumental performance! @ Jewish Music Café Sat. Feb. 17th 8:30p.m. $12 401 9th Avenue (Park Slope) (F train to 7th Ave. or R train 9th street) w/Asefa (Sam Thomas band, world sephardic traditions, 10p.m. And 11p.m.)

www.jewishmusiccafe.com

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February 18, 2007

Sufi music, poetry, whirling, Santa Monica, CA, Feb 18

“Turning Heart”
An evening of Sufi music, poetry and whirling
With a rare appearance of the Whirling Dervish of the Mevlevi Order - Aziz, and The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Featuring the stunning Arabic vocalist Najwa Gibran.

Don’t miss this rare concert of Sufi Sacred music from the Turkish and Pakistani Sufi traditions with authentic Whirling Dervish and Sufi poetry of Rumi, Yunus and Ibn-Arabi.

Space is Limited, Please get your tickets in advance!

Sunday, February 18th, 2007 at 7 p.m.
Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Admission: $20 at the door, $15 advance tickets.
Advance tickets: please call: 818 505 1355 or email to: Yuval Ron
Parking: free street parking on 4th street and streets east of 4th street or at pay parking lots on Main street or 1/4 block east of Main street.

For more info: www.yuvalronmusic.com

February 20, 2007

Philadelphia Orchestra & Margot Leverett, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 20

Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys present

MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES IN PERFECT HARMONY

Music is a universal language, and it crosses the cultural divides of our time. Learn how musicians&from countries at war to countries on opposite sides of the globe ュ find ways to connect through sharing their musical traditions. This special program is curated by Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David, founder and artistic director of the ensemble Intercultural Journeys.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Shizuo Kuwahara , conductor
Ohad Bar-David, artistic director, Intercultural Journeys, and cello
Hanna Khoury , violin
Margot Leverett , clarinet
Kareem Roustom , 'ud
Michel Mirhej Baklouk , hand drums
www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/schoolconcerts.html#ij
www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/familyconcert.html

interculturaljourneys.org

School Concerts
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 10:00 am for grades 2 - 6
This performance is SOLD OUT
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 11:45 am for grades 7 ュ 12
Verizon Hall

Family Concerts
Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:30 am
Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 11:30 am more info
Pre-Concert Adventure at 10:00 am
Verizon Hall

February 27, 2007

The Dünya ince Saz Ensemble, NE Drum & Winds Mehterhane, Mavi Dance, Boston, MA, Feb 27

New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:00pm.

The Dünya ince Saz Ensemble, The New England Drum and Winds Mehterhane and Mavi Dance will perform a concert of Turkish music in its intimate and public Moods. I will be playing the Zurna (the oboe’s predecessor) and singing with the New England Drum and Winds Mehterhane.

Come and experience a magical evening with us and please invite your family and friends.

For more information about the concert and about Dunya, please read below or visit our website at www.dunyainc.org

The concert is free to the public.

February 28, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, Bethlehem, PA, Feb 28, 2007

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February 28th @ 7p.m.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Packard Lab Auditorium/Lehigh University
9 W. Packer Avenue/324 Maginnes Hall, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015-3082
Cost: free!
Diaspora cultural event, Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies
610 758-4869 / Fax 610 748-4858

March 1, 2007

Divahn, Pharaoh's Daughter in benefit for Darfur, NYC, Mar 1, 2007

band publicity photoThursday, March 1, 7:30 pm (doors open 7:00 pm)

ESTHER IN AFRICA: A Middle-Eastern Themed Benefit Concert for Darfur
Featuring Pharaoh's Daughter & Divahn

Congregation Shaare Zedek
212 West 93rd Street (btwn Broadway & Amsterdam)
General admission $20, students $10 (larger donations greatly appreciated as
well).
Advanced ticket sales (only for donations of $20 or more) 212-874-7005.

All proceeds go to support the Darfur Action Campaign of the American Jewish
World Service.

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March 3, 2007

Philadelphia Orchestra & Margot Leverett, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 3

Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys present

MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES IN PERFECT HARMONY

Music is a universal language, and it crosses the cultural divides of our time. Learn how musicians&from countries at war to countries on opposite sides of the globe ュ find ways to connect through sharing their musical traditions. This special program is curated by Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David, founder and artistic director of the ensemble Intercultural Journeys.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Shizuo Kuwahara , conductor
Ohad Bar-David, artistic director, Intercultural Journeys, and cello
Hanna Khoury , violin
Margot Leverett , clarinet
Kareem Roustom , 'ud
Michel Mirhej Baklouk , hand drums
www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/schoolconcerts.html#ij
www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/familyconcert.html

interculturaljourneys.org

School Concerts
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 10:00 am for grades 2 - 6
This performance is SOLD OUT
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 11:45 am for grades 7 ュ 12
Verizon Hall

Family Concerts
Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:30 am
Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 11:30 am more info
Pre-Concert Adventure at 10:00 am
Verizon Hall

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 3, 2007

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SAT. MARCH 3rd 5p.m., NYC, Gramercy Park
Brotherhood Synagogue
Annual KIDS MEGILLA MUSICAL PURIM PUPPET SHOW
28 Gramercy Park South, (free)
W/Anna Sobel and other inhouse guests

March 4, 2007

Asefa, Rashanim, dj handler, Y-Love, Juez, Brooklyn, NYC, Mar 4, 2007

asefa in concertAsefa
8:00pm @ Southpaw
125 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, 11217

It's the post-purim WreckRoom!

Table tennis, pool, darts, pinball, poker and other fine amusements... mikey palms will be behind the bar with incredible drink specials! the WreckRoom is a free event and is from 8 to 2am.

Sharing the bill with us will be Rashanim, dj handler & Y-Love and Juez.

March 10, 2007

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Mar 10, 2007

asefa in concertAsefa
March 10, 2007
10:00p @ BAM Café
Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 map

We are psyched to be joining the cast of great bands that have played this wonderful sound spot.

March 11, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, St. Louis, MO, Mar 11

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Sunday, MARCH 11th 7p.m.: St. Louis MO
B'nai Amoona,
Joined by the Bケnai Amoona young people's choir
324 South Mason Road
St. Louis, 63141-8029

March 12, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Baltimore, MD, Mar 12, 2007

Monday, March 12, 2007 at 8:30pm
Goucher College Presents:
Concert with Yuval Ron Ensemble

Enjoy an evening of Middle Eastern music performed by the Yuval Ron Ensemble, an internationally acclaimed band featuring Israeli, Arabic and Armenian musicians who unite the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism and the Christian Armenian church to create a unique, inspiring cross-cultural sound.

Location: Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College 1021 Dulaney Valley Road Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Tickets: $15 in advance; $25 at the door

Students/Faculty- FREE in advance; $5 at the door

For more info: Shlayma Shamberg 443-799-3672

March 13, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, NYC, Mar 13, 2007

Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels Present:
The long awaited premier performance of the Yuval Ron Ensemble in New York City!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 9:00pm
Location: 145 Hudson Street #12B (Between Beach and Hubert in Tribeca), New York City.

“Mystical Music of The Middle East”
Sacred music from the Jewish, Sufi and Christian Armenian traditions of Morocco, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Yemen, Armenia and Andalusia.

An intimate home concert in Manhattan, NY
With The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Featuring the stunning Arabic vocalist Najwa Gibran and Armenian Duduk master Yeghish Manukyan
special guest: Michal Cohen - vocals

Admission: $15 suggested donation at the door. please RSVP to Yuval Ron music. Please bring cushions (floor seating)

Subway: A, C, E to Canal Street or 1 to Franklin Street

For more info: www.yuvalronmusic.com or email Yuval Ron

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March 14, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, South Hadley, MA, Mar 14, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 7:30pm

Mount Holyoke College Presents:
Mystical Music of the Middle East
with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring vocalist Najwa Gibran

Admission: FREE

Location: Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075-6445

For more info: Madeeha Channah Tel: 413-439-4010

March 17, 2007

Philadelphia Orchestra & Margot Leverett, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 17

Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys present

MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES IN PERFECT HARMONY

Music is a universal language, and it crosses the cultural divides of our time. Learn how musicians&from countries at war to countries on opposite sides of the globe ュ find ways to connect through sharing their musical traditions. This special program is curated by Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David, founder and artistic director of the ensemble Intercultural Journeys.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Shizuo Kuwahara , conductor
Ohad Bar-David, artistic director, Intercultural Journeys, and cello
Hanna Khoury , violin
Margot Leverett , clarinet
Kareem Roustom , 'ud
Michel Mirhej Baklouk , hand drums
www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/schoolconcerts.html#ij
www.philorch.org/styles/poa02e/www/familyconcert.html

interculturaljourneys.org

School Concerts
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 10:00 am for grades 2 - 6
This performance is SOLD OUT
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 11:45 am for grades 7 ュ 12
Verizon Hall

Family Concerts
Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 11:30 am
Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 11:30 am more info
Pre-Concert Adventure at 10:00 am
Verizon Hall

March 21, 2007

Asefa, Brooklyn, NYC, Mar 21

asefa in concertAsefa w/Rocking Chair and JoyEngin
March 21
Southpaw
125 5th avenue, Brooklyn, 11217.

$7.50 adv./$10 d.o.s
8 pm doors/9 pm show
>> buy tickets

For those of you who missed us at Southpaw a couple weeks ago, we are playing there tomorrow night!
www.spsounds.com

March 22, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 22

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Thursday, MARCH 22nd, Pier 60 NYC
Benefit for Seeds of Peace
(amazing youth camp organization bringing Israeli, Palestinian and
Egyptian teenagers together)
www.seedsofpeace.org/peacemarketinvitation07

March 23, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Encino, CA, Mar 23, 2007

Friday March 23th at 8:30pm
VBS Celebration of The Children of Esther Presents:

The Yuval Ron Ensemble performing
A Concert of Bedouin and Israeli Folk Music featuring
Singer Tehila Lauder
dancers: Melanie Kareem and Tamra-henna
Special Guest: Virtuoso Violinist, George Hamad

Location: Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91436
Tickets on line
For more information: 818-788-6000 www.vbs.org

March 25, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 25

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25th, Queens
SOLOMON SCHECHTER FUNDRAISER/SOUIREE, 12p.m.

March 27, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Whittier, CA, Mar 27, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 8pm
The Shannon Center presents a Lecture & Demonstration
Music and Divine Trance in Hasidic-Jewish and Sufi musical traditions with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Location: The Shannon Center, Whittier College 6760 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA, 90608 For more information: 562-907-4203 or www.shannoncenter.org

March 28, 2007

Asefa, NYC, Mar 28

asefa in concertAsefa
March 28, 2007
8:00p @ Makor
W. 67 street (btw CPW and Amsterdam)

Sharing the bill will be Eastern Blok, another great Middle-Eastern inspired ensemble. Bring out your bellydancing shoes!

March 31, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, Mar 31, 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 8 p.m

Occidental College Presents
Mystical Music of the Middle East with
The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring
Singer Najwa Gibran
dancer Maya Karasso
Special Guest: Virtuoso Violinist, George Hamad

Reception to Follow

Location: Herrick Chapel, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041 Admission: $10 general admission $5 students/seniors free to the Occidental College community with I.D.
Directions: www.oxy.edu/x2160.xml
For more information: Tel: 323 259-2590

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 31

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MARCH 31st 9:30p.m NYC
MO PITKINS/House of Satisfaction $12
Avenue A between 2nd and 3rd Street,
SONG OF SONG SONGS!!!!
Straight from a new program performed Jan. 2007 at 92nd St. Y
On the theme of イlove and longingイ including wedding invitations, song of
songs, albert camus.
With Ben Nathan tap dancing. Arrangements by Uri Sharlin,

April 12, 2007

Moishe's Bagel, Leicestershire, UK, Apr 12, 2007

Moishe's BagelMoishe's Bagel
Loughborough Town, Leicestershire, UK
Thursday 12th April, 8pm
£9/7
Tel: +44(0)1509-231-914
www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk

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April 14, 2007

Joel Rubin & Pete Rushefsky + Beth Bahia Cohen, Apr 14

John Zorn's 'The Stone', NYC April 2007 at the Stone
curated by Alicia Svigals
@ the corner of Avenue C and 2nd street

4/14 Saturday
8 pm
Beth Bahia Cohen: Traditional Arabic Music
Beth Bahia Cohen (violin and other bowed string instruments) and friends

10 pm
Midnight Prayer
Joel Rubin (clarinet) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer)
World renowned klezmer clarinetist Joel Rubin gives a rare NY performance of duets with leading tsimbl revivalist Pete Rushefsky from their new CD Midnight Prayer (Traditional Crossroads).

For more info: thestonenyc.com

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May 14, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, May 14

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CD Release Party for "Haran" on Monday, MAY 14th
the new HIGHLINE BALLROOM
8 p.m. at 431 W. 16th Street (bet. 9th and 10th Ave.)
Price is $25 which includes the new CD.

New melodies, to aramaic kabblaistic texts, with psychedelic arrangements, influences that run the gamut of Nubian Nile music, Malian music, Balkan music, Pink Floyd and the Doors. Concert with full 10 piece mini-world orchestra, guest Adam Levy from Norah Jones:

TKTS: www.pharaohsdaughter.com or www.highlineballroom.com (go to calendar/tickets).

May 16, 2007

Esta, Chicago, IL, May 16

ISRAELI WORLD MUSIC PIONEERS ESTA PERFORM RARE 5/16 CHICAGO CONCERT

Who: Esta, presented by KFAR Jewish Arts Center, Empty Bottle & Friends of Israel Arts
Where: Lakeshore Theater, 3157 N. Broadway, Chicago (corner of Belmont, lot parking)
When: Wednesday May 16th. 8pm
How: Get tickets and more information at kfarcenter.org
Hear: Mp3 samples are online at kfarcenter.org and myspace.com/kfarcenter
$$$: ALL AGES SHOW. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Call: 773.550.1543 to request more information.

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May 19, 2007

Yuval Ron Concert for Peace, Culver City, CA, May 19, 2007

May 19 at 8 pm -
Yuval Ron Ensemble
Concert for Peace at Culver City High School.

May 20, 2007

the Psalms of Ali Ufki, Brookline, MA, May 20

Temple Beth Zion
Sunday Seminars presents:
The Psalms of Ali Ufki - A Journey of Interfaith Sacred Music with Noam Sender
on Sunday, May 20, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, 1550 Beacon Street, third floor
www.tbzbrookline.org/reality/adult.php?id=6377&page=6377

At the Crossroads, Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 2007

Yuval RonSunday, May 20, 2007 • Northwest Auditorium • 1 PM

At the Crossroads: Music & Culture of the Middle East

The Yuval Ron Ensemble—featuring Arab vocalist Najwa Gibran, Whirling Dervish Aziz, Armenian Duduk master Yegish Manukian—includes Arab and Jewish artists who come together to celebrate the musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism, and the Christian Armenian Church. Composer and world-music producer Yuval Ron orchestrates the deep inter-cultural connection between these three traditions and the musical influences they share. The concert will feature songs of Sufi origin from Turkey, Jewish prayers from Morocco, Yemen, and Israel, as well as Armenian church chants. With the presence of Whirling Dervish Aziz, this program will be a feast for the senses!

Event is free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Preferential seating to students (with ID).
For more info, please call (310) 825-5387.

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
302 Royce Hall, Box 951485 * Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485
Tel: (310) 825-5387 * RSVP Line: (310) 267-5327
www.cjs.ucla.edu/

May 22, 2007

Yuval Ron, Santa Barbara, May 22, 2007

May 22 at 8 pm - University of Santa Barbara - Yuval Ron talk about his film music, screening of West Bank Story, Q&A and performance of the Yuval Ron Trio.

May 30, 2007

Davka meets Klez-X, Berkeley, CA, May 30

Wednesday, May 30, 8:00pm
at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley
Two of the Bay Area's most prominent Jewish music ensembles come together for a rare collaborative performance with their now Israel-based founder Daniel Hoffman. Visit the Freight and Salvage website for ticket information.

June 17, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Jun 17, 2007

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Abrahamic World Music Revival

Sunday, June 17th, 7:30p.m.
Centerpoint Yoga Studios
324 Lafayette St.

W/ HuDost (sufi, middle eastern) and INCENDIO (latin groove, middle eastern)
Rabbi david Ingbar, and Devi Tide (sufi leader) mcケing the event

$15 - $10 in advanced
Presales available at www.hudost.com
(also check www.incendioband.com)

July 14, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Jul 14, 2007

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Saturday July 14th, 8p.m.
Back at the HIGHLINE BALLROOM

Opening for Eran Baron Cohen (brother of Sasha)

tkts: $20 (playing a dance set..)

Tickets available: www.highlineballroom.com (type calendar, july 14th, and
Eran Baron Cohen or Pharaoh's Daughter)

July 15, 2007

New Jewish Avantgarde, NYC, Jul 15, 2007

The New Jewish Avantgarde: Basya Schechter, Frantic Turtle & more

Sunday, July 15, 2007
7:30 PM

The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery @ Bleecker
New York

Tzadik label artists Basya Schechter (Pharaoh's Daughter) with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Jon Madof (Rashanim), and Shanir Blumenkranz (John Zorn) will perform a set of vocal interpretations of John Zorn's Book of Angels. Opening for them is Frantic Turtle, jazz-poetry/art-punk project.

upcoming.yahoo.com/event/208734

July 22, 2007

Raquay and the Cavemen, Toronto, CA, Jul 22, 2007


Raquy & the Cavemen featurinng David Buchbinder
Sunday, July 22 @ the TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Ave.)

Drumming queen Raquy Danziger will offer a special one-hour all-levels workshop to be followed by a performance featuring David (trumpet) and bellydance by special guests.

Workshop @ 6PM, Show @ 9PM
$10 for Show, $20 for Workshop/Show package (GREAT DEAL!)
More Info: email David Buchbinder OR call (416) 603-7237

August 22, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, Brooklyn, NY, Aug 22, 2007

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August 22nd
Zebulon
258 Wythe Ave
Pitom: 9p.m.
Pharaoh's Daughter: 10p.m.
www.zebuloncafeconcert.com

August 25, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, Chicago, IL, Aug 25, 2007

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August 25th
HAMSA FEST
Pharaohケs Daughter
Genesis at the Crossroads
Lincoln Park
CHICAGO
TBA - evening time
$5-$10 suggested donation
www.gatc.org

September 6, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Sep 6, 2007

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Sept. 6th -lunch series 12-2
825 8th Avenue Outdoor show by 50th street
(bet. 8th and 9th Ave.)

September 8, 2007

Emil Zrihan, Brookline, MA, Sep 8, 2007

HaKesher, Inc. Invites You To A Benefit Concert Featuring

The World-Renowned Counter Tenor Emil Zrihan, Direct from Israel
Joined by

Boujemaa Razgui - Violin
Amir Milstein - Flute
Juanito Pascual - Flamenco Guitar

Saturday, Sept. 8th, 9:30 p.m.
At Young Israel, 62 Green St., Brookline
(Near Coolidge Corner)

General, Group, & VIP Tickets Available
Free Appetizers & Refreshments

Further info: www.hakesheronline.com/documents/47.html

September 9, 2007

Jewzapalooza, NYC, Sep 9, 2007

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Sunday, Sept 9th Jewsapalooza!!
Riverside Park by 72nd st.
12:30 - Dan Zanes (Basya Schechter will be a guest on this show, bring the kids!)
2p.m.- Chana Rothman
3:30 - New Orleans Klezmer
5p.m. Pharaoh's Daughter
6:30 Moshav, Hamakor, Soulfarm ...

Www.oyhoo.com for full more details

September 20, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, W. Los Angeles, CA, Sep 20, 2007

in Los Angeles: Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 7 pm

Concert for the Days Of Awe
Selihoth (prayers of forgiveness) and Sacred Music from the Middle East

Yuval Ron Ensemble

in a special concert of Spiritual Preparation for Yom Kippur

Yuval Ron, in a collaborative project with R. Haim Ovadia has arranged traditional Yerushalmi, Iraqi, and Sephardi prayers for the High Holidays in a meditative spiritual musical presentation.

with special guests:
Eliyahu Sill - ney Nimrod Nol - violin and members of R. Ovadia's family.

This event will be hosted by the Iraqi, Persian, Indian, Indonesian and Sephardic Jewish community of Kahal Joseph. The concert will take place in the sanctuary decorated with vivid stained-glass artwork and containing a repository of ornate, old Sephardic Torah scrolls from Asia, North Africa and the Middle East

Location: 10505 West Santa Monica Blvd.West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Admission: General Admission $25. VIP $75, Group discounts available to organizations.
For more information: Please call Dafna at (310) 474-0559

September 23, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Sep 23, 2007

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Sunday, Sept. 23rd. Brooklyn Public Library
3:30p.m.
1 Grand Army Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 399-2637
www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

September 30, 2007

"Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy", North Hollywood, CA, Sep 30, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 3pm
Magdalene Cultural Arts Center presents:

Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy
A Workshop of Divine Ecstasy in Sufi and Hassidic Music
facilitated by
Yuval Ron

Magdalene Cultural Arts Center
4822 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Admission: $25
For more information: Please call 818-760-0531

October 11, 2007

Faren Khan, Paris France, Oct 11, 2007

11 October 2007, 21:30

Faren Khan
Klezmer Jazz Oriental

Les 3 chapeaux
48 rue des cascades
75020 Paris

www.myspace.com/farenkhan

October 25, 2007

Asefa, NYC, 25 Oct, 2007

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The Wolf and Lamb
October 25, 2007, 7:30pm
10 E. 48 St, New York, NY

At this fine kosher steakhouse in Midtown, we will be doing different duo couplings. Small setting.
Wolf and Lamb's website


October 27, 2007

Yuval Ron, Pacific Palisades, CA, Oct 27, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 1:45 pm and 4:00pm

The Getty Villa presents

Yuval Ron
Oud Prayers
Sacred and Folk Music of the Middle East
with percussionist Jamie Papish

Inner Peristyle at the Getty Villa in Malibu 17985 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, California 90272

Reservations and information: Call (310) 440-7300

Middle-Eastern super-party, London, UK, Oct 27, 2007

PsychoSemitic logoMiddle-Eastern super-party with DJs from Los Desterrados, Shisha Sound System and Emunah, plus belly dancers, films, photography, VJs...

」5 at Ditch Bar, 145 Shoreditch High St, London.
Saturday 27th October 2007, 9pm - 3am.

Sponsored by Psychosemitic
www.myspace.com/psychosem

November 3, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 3, 2007

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Wechsberg Educational Foundation of Congregation Ner Tamid presents
A Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Concert
" A Musical Odyssey" featuring

The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Admission: For tickets contact Ticket Alternatives at
www.ticketalternative.com
or call (877) 725-8849

November 4, 2007

Dror Sinai drumming workshop and concert, Oakland, CA, Nov 4, 2007

Dror Sinai at Kehilla Synogogue
Sunday, November 4
Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610

Drumming Workshop with Dror Sinai: Intro to the Dumbek
5:00-6:30 pm
$25 in advance, $35 at the door
Come explore the ancient sound of the Doumbek, also called Durbuka, Durbaky and Tabla. This class is for those who would like to gain experience and knowledge of this unique hand-drum of the Middle East. Learn to create a basic variety of sounds, open yourself to the concepts of rhythm, find your own personal rhythms, and communicate with others.

Concert: "Desert Roots"
7:30 pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Featuring Dror Sinai singing Jewish songs from Israel, Yemen, Morocco and more in Hebrew, Ladino and Tunisian. Dror will be joined by Rachel Valfer, a singer and oud player. Equally comfortable in Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic and Farsi, her rich, earthy vocals evoke longing, love, strength and ultimately a sense of vastness and grace.

Participate in both the workshop and concert for the special rate of $30 (advance payment required)

November 8, 2007

Basya Schechter at Fractured Atlas benefit, NYC, Nov 8, 2007

Basya Schechter
November 8th 7:30p.m.
Performing solo at the Fractured Atlas Annual benefit.
For all artists, you should check out this amazing organization which really helps with fiscal sponsorship, networking with other artists in all disciplines, and other opportunities..

The Westside Loft
336 W. 37th Street, New York, NY
Www.fracturedatlas.org

To purchase tickets call their office at (212) 277-8020.

November 10, 2007

Basya Schechter, NYC, Nov 10, 2007

Saturday, November 10th Riverdale Café 9p.m.

Basya Schechter unplugged in the café..
Phone: 718.548.1850 |
www.riverdaley.org
The Riverdale YM-YWHA
5625 Arlington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
USA

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November 17, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Nov 17, 2007

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
returns to one of our favorite venues of all time...
Joe's Pub
Saturday, November 17th, 9:30p.m.
425 Lafayette St. Between Astor and W. 4th

performing "songs of love and longing…" (from our new song of songs project..)

Basya-oud,saz, vocals; meg-violin, erhu, daphna-recorders, ney, zurna, shams, vocals; uri-accordion, keys; mathias-percussion, ben zwerin-basss,
yuval, drums

BUY TICKETS NOW:!!!
On the Web: www.joespub.com
In Person: At The Public Theater Box Office from 1pm to 6pm and at Joe's Pub from 6pm to 10pm (both located at 425 Lafayette St.)
TABLE RESERVATIONS: 212-539-8778
Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.

Remember - a pd show is great for first dates, (high track record for
marriages evolving from a PD show first date..), anniversaries, hangs with friends, alone, introspective musical time….

November 22, 2007

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Jerusalem, Israel, Nov 22, 2007

November 22, 2007, 8pm
Featured concert of The Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring Najwa Gibran in the
International Oud Festival in Jerusalem (venue: Bet Shmuel)
(call Confederation House for tickets tel: 02-6245206, ext 4)

November 25, 2007

"West Bank Story", Raanana, Israel, Nov 25, 2007

November 25, 2007, 8pm
special screening of Oscar Winning film
West Bank Story with composer Yuval Ron in Raanana
(Reserve now tel: 09-748 2957)

November 28, 2007

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 28, 2007

asefa in concertAsefa
Tea Lounge, Park Slope
November 28, 2007, 8:00pm
837 Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 10009

December 4, 2007

Sephardic Music Festival: Asefa, NYC, Dec 4, 2007

asefa in concertAsefa
Sephardic Music Festival
December 4, 2007, 6:30pm
Sephardic Scholarship Series
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue (corner of 34th Street)

December 9, 2007

Basya Schechter & Heschel Music Project, NYC, Dec 9, 2007

band publicity photoSeveral members of Pharaoh's Daughter—Basya, Uri, Yoed, and Megan—Heschel Music Project
Center for Jewish History - 15 W. 16th St.
Performance is open to participants of the Heschel Conference which is $20
for the whole day, or $10 for just the 15 minute performance and rest of
conference.
www.cjh.org/programs/heschelform.php
6:30p.m.

December 11, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Dec 11, 2007

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11th

Two shows:
WINTERGARDEN DEBUT - at World Financial Center
12:30-2
Singing PD songs and chanukah songs for families, lunchtimers, loafers,
slackers, hookyplayers, musiclovers, downtowners, commuters,
FREE!
www.worldfinancialcenter.com/calendar

Chanukah show!!!!
SEPHARDIC MUSIC FESTIVAL!!!
@ Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St.
With P'shutai Ha'am (FORMERLY SHOTEI NEVUAH - AMAZING ISRAELI ROCK BAND)
and Asefa, DJ Handler and Y-Love
8p.m. $25
www.sephardicmusicfestival.com/events.html

December 12, 2007

Za'atar, Berkeley, CA, Dec 12, 2007

Za'atar: Music of the Jews of Arab & Muslim Lands
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
7:30 PM Doors Open
8:00 PM Performance Begins

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave. (just south of Gilman St.), Berkeley, CA
Entrance: $10.00

(510) 524-5054
www.ashkenaz.com

Sample Za'tar's CD: cdbaby.com/cd/zaatarband2

December 15, 2007

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Dec 15, 2007

asefa in concertAsefa
Jewish Music Cafe
December 15, 2007, 8:00pm
401 9th street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

December 23, 2007

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Dec 23, 2007

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
December 23, 2007
Queens, NY 3pm at Queen's Theater - Flushing

$28
more info

January 14, 2008

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - Mayim Rabim, NYC, Jan 14, 2008

Ayelet Rose GottliebAyelet Rose Gottlieb - Mayim Rabim (Great Waters)
Monday, January 14, 2008
9:30pm - 10:30pm
Drom
85 Avenue A, between 5th & 6th Streets
New York City | View Map
Phone: 212.777.1157

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January 24, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Tarpon Springs, FL, Jan 24, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
January 24, 2008
Tarpon Springs, FL 8pm at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center 101 S. Pinella

more info

January 26, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, W. Palm Beach, FL, Jan 26, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
January 26, 2008
West Palm Beach, FL 8pm - Venue TBA

January 27, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Miami, FL, Jan 27, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
January 27, 2008
Miami, FL 4pm at Miami Alper JCC 11155 SW 112th Avenue
Jay, Morton Levinthal campus
more info

February 2, 2008

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, NYC, Feb 2, 2008

Yale StromBack by popular demand! Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi
Barbes,
Park Slope, Brooklyn
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Saturday, February 2, 8pm.

CD release concert for their new ARC recording, "Borsht with Bread, Brothers".

The lineup: Strom (fiddle), Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals), Peter Stan (accordion), Sprocket (bass), Norbert Stachel (reeds), David Licht (percussion).

718.965.9177
www.barbesbrooklyn.com

February 6, 2008

Faren Khan, Paris, France, Feb 6, 2008

Faren Khan
Oriental Klezmer Connection

in concert in paris
06/02/2008

La Vieille Grille
1 rue du Puits de l'Ermite
75 005 Paris

www.myspace.com/farenkhan

February 15, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Winnipeg, Canada, Feb 15, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
February 15, 2008
Winnipeg, CA Venue TBA
Jazz and world music workshop to University students.

February 16, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Winnipeg, Canada, Feb 16, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter unplugged
February 16, 2008
Winnipeg, CA 8pm Rady Jewish Community Center 123 Doncaster Street

Music 'N' Mavens & Israeli Concert Series, featuring Uri Sharlin on accordion, piano and keys, and Dan Aran on drums

February 17, 2008

Yuval Ron Ensemble in Inspirational evening of sacred Sufi music, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 17, 2008

What: A Time for Peace - An Inspirational evening of sacred Sufi music from the Turkish and Pakistani traditions and devotional music from the Moroccan-Jewish and Yemenite-Jewish music heritages.

Who: The Yuval Ron Ensemble, featuring Najwa Gibran, vocal soloist, with appearance by Whirling Dervish of the Melevi Order-Aziz.

Where: Islamic Center of Southern California 434 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90021. The Location of the Concert is a sacred space! The public is asked to attend dressed in a manner, which is respectful and appropriate for a place of worship.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:30pm

Money: tickets are $20 at the door, no advanced sales.

Info: Tel: 310-415-6747, e-mail Yuval Ron Ensemble, or Calendar page at www.yuvalronmusic.com

February 19, 2008

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Whittier, CA, Feb 19, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 8pm

"Mystical Music of the Middle East"

with The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring
singer Najwa Gibran
Whirling Dervish Aziz
and dancer Maya Karasso

Location: Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 E. Philadelphia St.Whittier, CA 90608

Admission: $10 (students: $8)

Reservations and information: By phone 562-907-4203

For further info: Email Yuval Ron Ensemble, or Calendar page at www.yuvalronmusic.com

February 20, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Houston, TX, Feb 20, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
February 20, 2008
Pharaoh's Daughter
Houston, TX
School appearance - more info TBA

February 21, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Houston, TX, Feb 21, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
February 21, 2008
Houston, TX 8pm JCC of Houston 5601 S. Braiswood

February 22, 2008

Basya Schechter, Cleveland, OH, Feb 22, 2008

band publicity photoBasya Schechter
February 22-23, 2008
Basya Schechter
Cleveland, OH Venue TBA
School workshops in the Cleveland, Ohio area

February 23, 2008

Basya Schechter, Cleveland, OH, Feb 23, 2008

band publicity photoBasya Schechter
February 22-23, 2008
Basya Schechter
Cleveland, OH Venue TBA
School workshops in the Cleveland, Ohio area

February 24, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Cleveland, OH, Feb 24, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
February 24, 2008
Cleveland, OH Time TBA - Siegel College

Workshop: Revival of Sephardic Music, Oakland, CA, Feb 24, 2008

Workshop on the Revival of Sephardic Music
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit Street, Oakland
Sunday, February 24 2:00-4:30
$12 members of JCC East Bay and Temple Sinai, $15 non-members
For info call 510.848.0237.

How do tradition and revival co-exist? Musical scholar Francesco Spagnolo traces the history of the revival of Sephardic music since the 19th century. Illustrated with musical demonstrations by duo Teslim (Kaila Flexer on violin and Gari Hegedus on oud and lauoto).

February 26, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Vancouver, Canada, Feb 26, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
February 26, 2008
Vancouver, CA 8pm at JCC Chutzpah Festival 950 West 41st Avenue
more info

March 1, 2008

"Common Chords II" A Celebration of Muslim and Jewish Music, Roslyn Hts, NY, Mar 1 2008

"Common Chords II": A Celebration of Muslim and Jewish Music is a concert occuring at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights (401 Roslyn Rd, 11577) on Saturday night 3/1/08 at 7:30 pm (5:30 pm for Mincha/Ma'ariv, followed by a 6:30 pm Lite Bite Middle Eastern Cafe). If you haven't heard the music of Salman Ahmad of the musical group Junoon & world leading klezmer artist Yale Strom, then you're missing something... You can get an idea about their styles by going to their respective web sites: www.junoon.com and www.yalestrom.com $10 adults, $5 students tel: 516-621-2288 www.tbsroslyn.org If your kids and teens were not planning on attending this concert, have them listen to the music on-line, I bet they'll want to go!!! This is not a concert like I've heard before, certainly not at a Conservative synagogue... these performers are more often at college campuses, central park, the UN General Assembly, and together they combine sufi-rock with klezmer, jazz, and Sephardic motifs. Salman Ahmad worked with Madonna and Bono from U2 in 2007 and has been touring actively, and has primarily focused on performing and addressing the U.S. universities such as Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Purdue, Stanford, MIT, UT-Austin etc. Salman has been teaching a class on music titled "Islamic Music and Culture of South Asia", as a guest faculty at the Queens College of NY. Salman recently worked with Annie Lennox, Sarah McLachlan and Dave Stewart in a song for 'Green Peace'. In short, he rocks! Yale Strom is a violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer, photographer, playwright that is a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Rom communities. Strom has become the world's leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer music and history. He has been composing his own New Jewish music, which combines klezmer with Hasidic nigunim , Rom, jazz, classical, Balkan and Sephardic motifs and has performed with many world renown musicians. Strom has lectured extensively throughout the Untied States and Europe and taught at NYU for the 4 years, where he created the course “Artist-Ethnographer Expeditionsâ. He is on the advisory board of the Center for Jewish Creativity, based in Los Angeles and an Artist-in-Residence in the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University. This is not your zadye's klezmer music!

March 8, 2008

Basya Schechter and BJ Musicians, NYC, Mar 8, 2008

band publicity photoBasya Schechter
March 8, 2008
New York, NY 8pm at B'nai Jeshurun 88th Street between West End and Broadway.

Annual showcase of BJ musicians. Amazing diversity, and virtuosity

March 15, 2008

Asefa in Arab Music Festival, Brooklyn, NY, Mar 15, 2008

asefa in concertMar. 15: Sultana – Sha’abi Shakedown, 9p-midnight
2 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 As part of the Brooklyn Arab Music Festival, Asefa will be performing in a night devoted to Moroccan and Tunisian popular musical traditions. Also on the bill are Mostafa El Jdidi, Salah Rhani, Noureddine, Jowad Bohsina and Reeyad El Tunsi.

March 20, 2008

Asefa @ Purim Party, NYC, Mar 20, 2008

asefa in concertMar. 20: Purim Party – Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, 7p-10p
11 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065 Asefa will be providing the music for a Sephardic-style Purim party. Come out to hear the megillah and dance the night away!

March 25, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: Ladder of Gold, Oakland, CA, Mar 25, 2008

TeslimJewish Music FestivalLadder of Gold
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Church
684 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Teslim (TesLEEM) means both 'commit' and 'surrender' in Turkish and features violinist Kaila Flexer and Gari Hegedus on various (mostly plucked) strings including Turkish saz, Iraqi oud, Greek lauoto and hand drums. This potent duo performs traditional music from Greece, Turkey and the Middle East as well as original music (by Flexer, Hegedus and others) inspired by these traditions. Ladder of Gold is the fruit of a City of Oakland grant and will feature Sephardic, Mizrahi and original music.

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March 27, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Mar 27, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter unplugged
March 27, 2008
New York, NY 8pm at Banjo Jim's Avenue C and East 9th St.

March 30, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Boston, MA, Mar 30, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
March 30, 2008
Boston, MA 8pm,
Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center
Mayyim Hayyim Spring Benefit more info

April 10, 2008

"Common Chords", San Diego, CA, Apr 10, 2008

Hot PstromiCommon Chords
The concert will take place at San Diego State University at Smith Recital Hall (M101) at 7pm on April 10th.

Admission is free.

"Common Chords" with Salman Ahmad & Junoon and Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi. The concert will consist of Sufi/Qaawali music and klezmer and the mixing of both Muslim and Jewish folk music traditions. "Common Chords" is an ongoing series of concerts and collaborations between these two world renowned artists and their ensembles.

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Pharaoh's Daughter, Queens, NY, Apr 10, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
April 10, 2008
Queens, NY 8pm Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place)
Womens World Music Vocal Series more info

April 12, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Ithaca, NY, Apr 12, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
April 12, 2008
Ithaca, NY 8pm at Cornell University
World Music Series

Asefa, NYC, Apr 12, 2008

asefa in concertApril 12: The Blue Note—Late Night Groove Series, Midnight-3a
131 W. 3rd St, New York, NY 10012. Asefa playing as part of the Blue Note’s Late Night Groove Series. The Late Night Drink Specials make this a great opportunity to experience New York’s premier Jazz club at a very reasonable price!

April 17, 2008

Basya Schechter, NYC, Apr 17, 2008

band publicity photoBasya Schechter
April 17, 2008
New York, NY 8pm at Skirball Center
Speaking about Acharei-Mot

April 24, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Apr 24, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
April 24, 2008
New York, NY 9:30pm Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette St.
Annual free Macaroon Passover concert.
$15 more info

May 8, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, New Jersey, May 8, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
May 8, 2008
New Jersey 8pm NJPAC

Celebrating Israel's 60th birthday, and cultural diversity with NOA and Joshua Nelson's gospel Choir.

July 11, 2008

Middle East Peace Orchestra, Paris, France, Jul 11, 2008

«Inshallah, Shalom ! Concert for Peace»
L’incroyable projet de 10 musiciens juifs, chrétiens et musulmans venant du monde entier (Israël, Palestine, Maroc, Syrie, Liban, Egypte, Irak, Danemark, Etats-Unis), réunis sur scène pour un projet de dialogue musical entre cultures juives et arabes.
Ils offriront au public le meilleur de leurs traditions respectives au sein d’un concert-événement laissant éclater tout leur talent et leur complicité artistique.
LE VENDREDI 11 JUILLET 2008 A 21H A LA BELLEVILLOISE
19 rue Boyer 75020 PARIS Métro : Gambetta TEL. : 01 53 27 35 76 www.labellevilloise.com
TARIF : 16, 70 (FNAC), 15 € et 12 € (réduit)

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July 16, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Jul 16, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter OUTDOORS!

July 16th
7p.m. - PD opens..
All Star Yiddish/Klezmer Fest at Battery Park/GREAT LAWN 17 State Street
(#1 to South Ferry, or M20 to Battery Park)
Celebrating Emma Lazarus¹ 159th birthday with Yiddish Music.
Also with - The Three Yiddish Divas, and Alicia Svigals, Marilyn Lerner and
Zalmen Mlotek (sponsored by Workman Circle)
For more info: www.rivertorivernyc.com/events/events.php?startDate=&
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July 17, 2008

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Jul 17, 2008

asefa in concertAsefa

July 17, 8pm, $5 suggested donation
The Tea Lounge 837 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
www.tealoungeny.com

Come on out and enjoy one of Brooklyn's best music spots. Rich rockin' the skins, Yoshi adding swirling colors on oud/guitar, Noah hammering home groove, special guest Kevin Zubek drilling the drums, and Sammy twisting and vibrating the airs around him.
You don't want to miss it!

July 19, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, Detroit, MI, Jul 19, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

July 19th
Detroit, Michigan ­
8:45 - Max M. Fisher Music Center
www.concertofcolors.com Also playing is Ricki Lee Jones and other amazing artists.
Home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Detroit.
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July 27, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Jul 27, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter OUTDOORS!

July 27, 2008, FREE!!
New York, NY 7pm - Pier 1 at 70th Street
Acoustic Sundays - Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Hudson as you listen to some of New York's best jazz, R&B, and world music. Every Sunday from July 13 - August 24.

July 31, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, Jul 31, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

July 31st
New York, NY
8p.m. - JCC ­ 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Up on the Roof Series
www.jccmanhattan.org/category.aspx?catid=2058
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October 12, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter+Chana Rothman, Great Barrington, MA, 12 Oct, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter stripped down, with Chana Rothman opening

Sunday, October 12th 8p.m. $18

A fall show on Sunday night at the lovely, intimate, great food venue:
Club Helsinki in Great Barrington.

CLUB HELSINKI
20 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, MA

So those, with summer/fall homes in tanglewood, Great Barrington, Connecticut, or enroute to sukkahfest, or in MA for Columbus day wekeend, or who just want to take a 3 hours drive to see the leaves change, would love to see you!

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October 18, 2008

Sukkoth party: Agada w/Basya Schechter, NYC, 18 Oct 2008

band publicity photoAgada with Basya Schechter

Hello all, last minute event tomorrow night, I¹ll be guesting with some
percussion, oud and singing, with friends at a Sukkah party! See below!

Saturday Oct 18 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
East Village Shul
325 E 6th St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.)

Succot party, $15 include Booze & Snacks

Basya Schechter: Percussion, Vocal & Oud
Satoshi Takeishi: Percussion
Dan Nadel: Flamenco Guitar
Har-El Shachal: G Clarinet, Alto Sax and Ney

November 2, 2008

Yuval Ron: The Lost Soul of Spain, Los Angeles, CA, 2 Nov 2008


Sunday, November 2, 2008, 7pm

The Yuval Ron Ensemble
performing "The Lost Soul of Spain"
Music and Dance of the Sephardic Jews

featuring Israeli-Tunisian singer Smadar Levi
and Israeli-Moroccan dancer Maya Karasso

Yuval Ron presents a preview concert of the music to be played by his international ensemble for the King of Morocco, at the International Sacred Music of Fez in June 2009. The program will feature Hebrew and Ladino songs from Morocco, Andalusia, Bosnia, and Israel. Woven in between the songs are travel stories, kabalistic interpretations, and personal anecdotes of the life and culture, out of which grew the fruit of Sephardic music.

Brentwood Presbyterian Church
12000 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Admission: $20 at the door

Parking: Church lot, Comerica Bank lot, Re/Max lot, Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School lot or street parking.

For more information: 818 505 1355

December 20, 2008

Pomegranates & Figs - A Feast of Jewish Music, Berkeley, CA, 20 Dec 2008

Happy Hanukah!
Pomegranates & Figs: A Feast of Jewish Music
featuring

January 13, 2009

Oyhoo Festival: Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, 13 Jan 2009

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
January 13, 2009, 9:00pm
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013

(212) 608-0555
www.citywinery.com

2009 Oyhoo Music FestivalPHARAOH'S DAUGHTER MEDITERRANEAN HEARTBEAT, CHASSIDIC SOUL, AMERICAN POP SENSIBILITY Pharaoh's Daughter blends pan-Mediterranean sensuality and psychedelic sensibility thrilling audiences at festivals, colleges, clubs and concert halls. Basya Schechter leads this musical, poetic journey through swirling Hasidic chants, Sephardic grunge, and spiritual stylings filtered through oud, percussion, flute, strings, vocals and electronica. "Hypnotic and charged," Washington Post. Their 2007 CD "Haran" recently won The Indie Acoustic Project Award for Best CD of 2007 in the category of World Music—Eurasia & Global.

January 14, 2009

Oyhoo Festival: Electro Morocco, NYC, 14 Jan 2009

Electro Morocco
January 14, 2009 9:00pm

92nd Street Y – Tribeca
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

2009 Oyhoo Music FestivalA unique mixture of energetic electro beats, Middle Eastern flavor, with a retro rock and pop edge. The live performance combines live music with synced video clips that creates an unforgettable visual and musical experience. Ever since electronic music took over, poor old guitars have been short of work. Electro Morocco is dusting off those axes and yanking them out of the unemployment line and giving them enough amplitude to compete with their buzzing synths. Their live sets are garnering them props the world abroad. Hopping from retro rock to middle eastern folk music, to warped electro. So it looks like you'll just have to peep these kids on a dancefloor near you. Krista Assaf Spector Roy Gurel Shlomi Lavie. (3 vocals 1celo (pickup) 2electric guitar 1bass drums 2 di boxes(laptop, playback) 1video projector

Oyhoo Festival: Electro Morocco, NYC, 14 Jan 2009

Electro Morocco
January 14, 2009 9:00pm

92nd Street Y – Tribeca
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

2009 Oyhoo Music FestivalA unique mixture of energetic electro beats, Middle Eastern flavor, with a retro rock and pop edge. The live performance combines live music with synced video clips that creates an unforgettable visual and musical experience. Ever since electronic music took over, poor old guitars have been short of work. Electro Morocco is dusting off those axes and yanking them out of the unemployment line and giving them enough amplitude to compete with their buzzing synths. Their live sets are garnering them props the world abroad. Hopping from retro rock to middle eastern folk music, to warped electro. So it looks like you'll just have to peep these kids on a dancefloor near you. Krista Assaf Spector Roy Gurel Shlomi Lavie. (3 vocals 1celo (pickup) 2electric guitar 1bass drums 2 di boxes(laptop, playback) 1video projector

Oyhoo Festival: Dov Rosenblatt, NYC, 14 Jan 2009

Dov Rosenblatt
January 14, 2009 9:40pm

92nd Street Y – Tribeca
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

2009 Oyhoo Music FestivalDov Rosenblatt, 27, is a talented songwriter and singer whose unique voice has captured the ears and hearts of thousands all of over the world. Since 2001, Dov has recorded and performed with his band, Blue Fringe, a popular Jewish rock quartet hailed by Jewsweek.com as “nothing short of a cultural phenomenon,” having sold over 30,000 albums worldwide and toured the U.S, Israel, Australia, South Africa, and the UK.

Oyhoo Festival: Radio Wonderland with guest Jeremiah Lockwood, NYC, 14 Jan 2009

Radio Wonderland with guest Jeremiah Lockwood
January 14, 2009 10:10pm

92nd Street Y – Tribeca
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

2009 Oyhoo Music FestivalFront man of The Sway Machinery and frequent collaborator with Balkan Beat Box, Jeremiah Lockwood, joins award-winning downtown composer Joshua Fried’s RADIO WONDERLAND project, famous for pulling dance beats out of thin air with nothing but a boombox, laptop, steering wheel and some old shoes. For this one of a kind duet, expect real-time media mashups, digitally-damaged groove-ology and soaring cantorial vocals.

January 17, 2009

Pharaoh's Daughter, Jerusalem, Israel 17 Jan 2009

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

Motzaei Shabbat January 17th
Bet Avi Chai
44 King George Street, Jerusalem
Doors open 20:30
Advance booking: 02-6215300

January 18, 2009

Pharaoh's Daughter, Tel Aviv, Israel 18 Jan 2009

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

Sunday January 18th
Levontin 7, Tel Aviv
Doors open 20:30
Advance bookings: 03-5605084

January 19, 2009

Pharaoh's Daughter, Binyamina, Israel 19 Jan 2009

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

Monday January 19th
Mivtzar Shuni, Milestone Club, Binyamina
Doors open 20:30
Entrance 50nis / 60 nis
Advance bookings 04-6388760

January 20, 2009

Pharaoh's Daughter, Bet Shemesh, Israel 20 Jan 2009

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

Tuesday January 20th
Matnas Zinman - Bet Shemesh
Doors open 20:00
Entrance 50 nis / 60 nis
Tickets: 077-2164436
www.rnyshows.com

February 15, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, New Haven, CT, 15 Feb 2009

Yale University, CT
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 5pm

The Yale University Chaplain’s Office Presents
The Yuval Ron Ensemble in Concert: "Mystical Music of the Middle East"

featuring vocalist Najwa Gibran, Whirling Dervish Aziz, and dancer Maya Karasso

Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
Yale University,
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
FREE
More information: Nathaniel DeLuca (203) 231-1617
www.yale.edu/chaplain/yuvalronensemble.html

February 16, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble workshop, New Haven, CT, 16 Feb 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009 at 3:30pm

Yale Divinity School presents: "Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy"

a workshop with Yuval Ron Ensemble
with Whirling Dervish Aziz and dancer Maya Karasso

Yale Divinity School
FREE
More information: Nathaniel DeLuca (203) 231-1617
www.yale.edu/chaplain/yuvalronensemble.html

"Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Harmony in the Golden Age of Spain", New Haven, CT, 16 Feb 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009 at 7:30pm
Slifka Cennter and the Council on Middle Eastern and North African Studies presents:
"Muslim, Jewish and Christian Harmony in The Golden Age of Spain"
a lecture/demonstration with Yuval Ron Ensemble with dancer Maya Karasso

Slifka Center
FREE
More information: Nathaniel DeLuca (203) 231-1617
www.yale.edu/chaplain/yuvalronensemble.html

February 17, 2009

Whirling Dervish Aziz and members of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, NYC, 17 Feb 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7:30pm

Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order presents:
Turning Heart: An Evening of Sufi Devotional Music and Turning
with Whirling Dervish Aziz and members of the Yuval Ron Ensemble

Sufi Sacred music from the Turkish and Pakistani Sufi traditions with Whirling, story telling and Sufi poetry of Rumi, Yunus and Hafiz

Admission: suggested donation of $15, no one turned away
Location: 245 West Broadway (between White and Beech/Walker Sts.) Take the A-C-E train to Canal St. or the #1 train to Franklin St.
For More Info: (212) 334-5212 (Tuesday through Saturday, 12-7 pm)
www.nurashkijerrahi.org

February 18, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, NYC, 18 Feb 2009

NYC - Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 7pm

The Museum of Jewish Heritage presents
The Yuval Ron Ensemble

performing "The Lost Soul of Spain"
Music and Dance of the Sephardic Jews
featuring Arabic vocalist Najwa Gibran and Israeli-Tunisian singer Smadar Levi and Israeli-Moroccan dancer Maya Karasso

Edmond J. Safra Hall
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

Yuval Ron presents a preview concert of the music to be played by his international ensemble for the King of Morocco, at the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in June 2009. The program will feature Hebrew and Ladino songs from Morocco, Andalusia, Bosnia, and Israel. Woven in between the songs are travel stories, kabalistic interpretations, and personal anecdotes of the life and culture, out of which grew the fruit of Sephardic music.

Admission: $25 adults, $20 students/seniors, $15 for members
For tickets and more information: (646) 437-4200
www.mjhnyc.org

February 20, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Seattle, WA, 20 Feb 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009, 1pm

Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry presents:
Rumi - The Mystical Poet of Sufism
a lecture-demo with Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring Whirling Dervish Aziz

Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
FREE

February 22, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Seattle, WA, 22 Feb 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 2pm
Benaroya Hall and Seattle University presents
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
performing "Mystical Music of the Middle East"
featuring vocalist Najwa Gibran, Whirling Dervish Aziz, and dancer Maya Karasso

S. Mark Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall,
200 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Admission: $20 General Admission, $30 Prime Seating
Contact for tickets: Tel: 800-838-3006
www.brownpapertickets.com
Parking: Benaroya Hall Garage.
More information: www.benaroyahall.org

March 21, 2009

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, 21 Mar 2009

asefa in concertAsefa

Jewish Music Cafe - March 21, 2009, 9:00pm
401 9th street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Great space in NYC for Jewish music. Double-bill with Pey Dalid
For more information visit: www.jewishmusiccafe.com

March 26, 2009

Funkabelly, Toronto, Canada, 26 Mar, 2009

www.klezmershack.com/bands/buchbinder/funkabelly2009.gifThe So-New-It-Isn't-Yet-Named Band

David Buchbinder - trumpet, alto horn
Roula Said - vocals, percussion
Drew Jurecka - violin, alto sax
Nemanja Pjanic - accordion
Caner Ustundag - bass
Atalay Altinok - percussion

Thursday, March 26
9pm $10 at the door
Supermarket 268 Augusta Ave. s. of College

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March 27, 2009

Atzilut lecture-demo, Baltimore, MD, 27 Mar 2009

AtzilutAtzilut: Concert for Peace

This ten-member high-energy Middle Eastern ensemble features Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together to make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. Atzilut exemplifies the potential for creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots, celebrate hope and trust through music. They blend virtuoso cantorial vocals with the lightning percussion and hypnotic melodies of a Middle-Eastern orchestra into their own unique contemporary sound. The resulting musical collaboration is infectious, joyous, deep, sweet and passionate.

Atzilut makes two appearances in the Baltimore area through this unique collaboration between CCBC and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School.

Lecture-Demo with Hazzan Jack Kessler
Friday, March 27 at 12:20 pm
E Building Recital Hall
CCBC Essex
Call 443-840-ARTS (2787)
Free

For details and tickets call 443.840.ARTS (2787)

March 28, 2009

Yuval Ron Trio, Eugene, OR, 28 Mar 2009

Yuval RonThe Yuval Ron Trio
Desert Roots: Music and Stories from the Middle Eastern and North African Deserts
West Coast Tour

Saturday, March 28
3pm Workshop: Percussion, Woodwinds and Sacred Songs of the Middle East
Harmony Roadhouse Music Studios
2650 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR
Admission: $10
For More Info: 541-345-9225

8pm Concert:
Unity of the Valley Church
3912 Dillard Rd (at 34th)
Eugene, OR 97405
Admission: $15
For more info: contact Rabbi Jonathan Seidel at 541-434-6551

Atzilut concert for peace, Baltimore, MD, 28 Mar 2009

AtzilutAtzilut: Concert for Peace

This ten-member high-energy Middle Eastern ensemble features Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together to make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. Atzilut exemplifies the potential for creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots, celebrate hope and trust through music. They blend virtuoso cantorial vocals with the lightning percussion and hypnotic melodies of a Middle-Eastern orchestra into their own unique contemporary sound. The resulting musical collaboration is infectious, joyous, deep, sweet and passionate.

Atzilut makes two appearances in the Baltimore area through this unique collaboration between CCBC and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School.

Atzilut: Concert for Peace
Saturday, March 28 at 8:45 pm
Mintzes Theatre, Rosen Arts Center
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
Sara & David S. Brown Campus
3300 Old Court Road Pikesville, MD 21208
Tickets are $15.

For details and tickets call 443.840.ARTS (2787)

April 2, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, 2 Apr 2009

Yuval RonThursday, April 2, 7pm
Global and Historical Studies and Peace Studies Program of Butler University Presents

Mystical Music of the Middle East
a concert with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Smadar Levi - vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwinds, Yuval Ron - oud, Jamie Papish - percussion

Butler University
Atherton Union Reilly Room
704 W. Hamptom Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Admission: Free
More Information: 317-940-948

April 3, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Indianapolis, IN, 3 Apr 2009

Yuval RonFriday, April 3

11am - Butler University Presents:
A Talk by Yuval Ron
with demonstration by The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Butler University
Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Admission: Free
For More info: 317-940-948

Indianapolis International Interfaith Initiatives Presents
7pm - Sacred Music of the Three Abrahamic Faiths
a benefit concert for the Iraqi Refugee Project with The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Smadar Levi - vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwinds, Yuval Ron - oud, Jamie Papish - percussion

An evening of devotional music of the Middle East featuring songs of the Sufi mystical Islamic orders of Turkey, Jewish prayers from Morocco, Andalusia Yemen and Israel and Christian chants of Armenia. Oscar winning composer and world-music record producer Yuval Ron imparts the ancient and deep intercultural connection between these three traditions and the musical influences they share.

location:
2ns Prebysterian Church
7700 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, In 46260
Admission: Suggested donation of $20
to benefit the Iraqi Refugees Project
More information: contact Charlie at 317-466-0114 o-9480

April 4, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Indianapolis, IN, 4 Apr 2009

Yuval RonSaturday, April 4, 2009 at 7pm
FIFTH ANNUAL MIDWEST PEACE & JUSTICE SUMMIT Presents:

An evening with Yuval Ron
composer for the 2007 Oscar winning film, “West Bank Story”

The evening will open with a showing of this short film, followed by a question and answer session with Yuval Ron. The evening will conclude with a musical performance by Ron of a medley of Jewish and Arabic sacred music. This appearance is co-sponsored by the Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center

Location: IUPUI campus in Indianapolis; ROOM IT 152
ADMISSION: FREE
For more information: www.mpjs.org

April 24, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Kodiak, Alaska, 24 Apr 2009

Yuval RonThe Yuval Ron Ensemble Alaska Tour
performing The Mystical Music of the Middle East

featuring vocalist Smadar Levi and Whirling Dervish Aziz

Friday, April 24, 8 pm
Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
adjacent to Kodiak High School on Rezanof Drive East Kodiak, Alaska

Tickets and more information:
907-486-5291

April 29, 2009

"Common Chords", Flushing, NY, 29 Apr 2009

Yale Strom"Common Chords"
the Muslim-Jewish musical collaboration featuring Pakistani rock star Salman Ahmad & Junoon with klezmer great Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

April 29, 5pm
Queens College
LeFrak Concert Hall
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
718 544-2996

May 29, 2009

Nussbaum - Smidl - Ougaard, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 May 2009

Nussbaum-Smidl-OurgaardNussbaum - Smidl - Ougaard
Fredag d. 29. maj kl. 21:00
Café Blågårds Apotek, Blågårds Plads 2, 2200 N
(Entré kr. 20,-)

Lang tid er gået, siden trioen sidst gæstede det legendariske spillested på Blågårds Plads. Men nu skal det være!

Og det betyder, at "Kroteket" igen vil komme til at syde og koge af
klezmer, som vor mor lavede den, når der skulle sættes lidt ekstra fyr under kedlerne.

På basis af Mette Smidl´s virtuositet, kompetence og troværdighed kan Øyvind Ougaard tillade sig at tage chancer og pludselige ryk, mens Diva Channe Nussbaum kun kan betegnes som værende "udenfor kategori". Måske lyder det indviklet. Men det bliver bestemt ikke er kedeligt ... Et lille tip før kampen: Kom i god tid, hvis du vil have en siddeplads.

May 31, 2009

Sarah Aroeste, Soulfarm, Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, 31 May 2009

Sarah AroesteSarah Aroeste, Soulfarm, Pharaoh's Daughter

Sunday, May 31st 8 PM
Sullivan Music Hall, NYC
214 Sullivan Street
After-party for the Salute to Israel Parade
$10 Advance/$12 Door
Click here for more info and to order tix

June 3, 2009

Middle East Peace … Philly Style, Philadelphia, PA, 3 Jun 2009

Middle East Peace … Philly Style!
featuring international touring ensemble Atzilut and Drexel University’s Mediterranean Ensemble.

Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts.)
Wednesday, June 3rd at 8:00 PM
FREE
More Information: 215-895-ARTS or visit www.drexel.edu/westphal

June 10, 2009

Mike Burstein, Pharaoh's Daughter, David Krakauer, NYC, 10 Jun 2009

June 17, 2009

Israeli String Orchestra of Arad, Newton, MA, 17 Jun 2009

The Israeli String Orchestra of Arad comes to Newton for one performance

In an unusual visit outside of Israel, the 13-member string orchestra of Arad arrives at Temple Reyim, Newton, for one concert, Wed. evening, June 17. 7:30 pm. Long considered by many to be one of the best in Israel, the orchestra is performing its first concert outside of Israel since 2006, when it toured Canada.

Consisting of young talented musicians, the orchestra plays classical and modern pieces, including pieces by Israeli composers. Some pieces feature vocals in Hebrew, Yiddish, or English. Much of its repertoire is played by the finest orchestras all over the world.

The orchestra comes from Arad, Israel, a small town that lies at the border of the Negev and Judean deserts, between Beersheva and the Dead Sea. The modern town sits near the site of Tel Arad, an ancient city of the same name. While visiting Newton, the orchestra will be hosted for two nights in the homes of Temple Reyim members.

The only performance by the orchestra in Newton will be Wed., June 17, at 7:30pm at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St. The cost is $10 for adults; free for students and children. Temple Reyim is handicapped accessible with plenty of free adjacent parking and easy access from the Woodlawn MBTA stop (Green line, D train). For more information contact the Temple Reyim office, 617-527-2410

Michael Winograd Hot 7 / City Winery Brunch, NYC, 31 May 2009

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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm.

City Winery's brunch on May 31, 2009 features the Michael Wingrad "Hot 7" Klezmer Ensemble, woohoo!

Michael Winograd - clarinets
Judith Berkson - voices
Joey Weisenberg - mandolins
Patrick Farrell - accordions
Dan Blacksberg - trombones
Nick Cudahy - basses
Richie Barshay - drums

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10 / Children Under 13 - Free
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com

July 28, 2009

Galeet Dardashti & Divahn, Boulder, CO, 28 Jul 2009

DivahnGaleet Dardashti & Divahn

Divahnss innovative all-female Middle Eastern-style ensemble has engendered an international following, infusing traditional and original Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies, entrancing improvisations, and funky arrangements. The group's thrilling live shows include eclectic instruments such as tabla, qanun, cello, violin, doumbek, and vocals spanning Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic.

July 28, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd. Boulder, CO 80302
303-440-7666
www.coloradomusicfest.org
FOR TICKETS: coloradomusicfest.frontgatetickets.com
tel: 303-449-1397

August 20, 2009

Pharaoh's Daughter, Hempstead, NY, 20 Aug 2009

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

Hempstead, NY (Port Washington)
7:00p.m.
Yiddishfest with Mike Burstyn!
free!!!!
www.templechaverim.org for more information!

August 23, 2009

Pharaoh's Daughter headlines Yiddishfest 2009, Westchester, NY, 23 Aug 2009

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Valhalla, NY
Kensico Dam Plaza Bronx River Parkway
Westchester Yiddishfest
YIDDISH HERITAGE CELEBRATION
6:00pm
www.westchestergov.com/events_heritagefestivals.htm

"Towards the Days of Awe" w/Yuval Ron Trio, Berkeley, CA, 23 Aug 2009

Yuval Ron

Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:30 pm

Chochmat HaLev Presents:
Towards the Days of Awe: A Journey through Sacred Music & Prayer

with The Yuval Ron Trio
Dror Sinai - Percussion and voice, Eliyahu Sills - Ney and guest dancer Miriam Perez

As we approach the High Holy Days — the Days of Awe — join us on this beautiful evening of sacred music, spiritual dance and story-telling/teaching from the mystical Jewish tradition. Participate in a sound prayer and revel in Hassidic stories about the power of uninitiated prayer.

Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St. Berkeley, CA 94705
Admission: $20 general public, $16 members
Please purchase tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets
For more information: visit www.chochmat.org or call 510-704-9687

August 25, 2009

"Towards the Days of Awe" w/Yuval Ron Trio, Berkeley, CA, 25 Aug 2009

Yuval RonTuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:30 pm

Towards the Days of Awe: A Journey through Sacred Music & Prayer
with The Yuval Ron Trio
with Dror Sinai - Percussion and voice, Eliyahu Sills - Ney
Special guests: Rachel Valfer of Qadim and the children-singing group of Temple Beth El led by Oren

As we approach the High Holy Days — the Days of Awe — join us on this beautiful evening of sacred music, spiritual dance and story-telling/teaching from the mystical Jewish tradition. Participate in a sound prayer and revel in Hassidic stories about the power of uninitiated prayer.

Location: Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd. Aptos, CA 95003
Admission: $15, kids under 12 - free. Tickets may be purchased (cash or Check only) at the door and reserved at the Temple via phone (831)479-3444, or at Rhythm Fusion 1541 c pacific ave. Santa Cruz 95060. Tel: (831)423-2048
For more information: Call (831) 479-3444

September 10, 2009

Guy Schalom & The Baladi Blues Ensemble, London, UK, 10 Sep 2009

Guy Schalom & The Baladi Blues Ensemble, Thursday 10 September

Egyptian urban blues, with special guests Camille Malaawy (voice), Sara Kahan and Meret Gabra (dance)

Ahmed El Saidi (Sax), Magdy Tewfik (Accordion), Adam Warne (Duff, Riq, Mazhar) and Guy Schalom (Darabuka).

Guest Musicians: "Sheik" Taha (Accordion) and Aly El Minyawi (Tabla, Duff)

Venue: Jackson’s Lane Theatre, 269a Archway Road, London N6.

Tickets and info: www.guyschalom.com

September 15, 2009

Howard Fishmn, Pharaoh's Daughter, Brazz Tree, NYC, 15 Sep 2009

band publicity photocity wineryHoward Fishmn & Pharaoh's Daughter & Brazz Tree
15-Sep-2009, 8pm seating / 9pm show
city wineryCity Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

Tix: $15-$25

September 19, 2009

Yuval Ron, Pinole, CA, 20 Sep 2009

Yuval Ron"Turning Heart"

An Evening of Sufi Devotional Music, Poetry, Teaching Stories and Whirling
with The Yuval Ron Trio: Yuval Ron – oud; Eliyahu Sills – ney; Dror Sinai – percussion
With an appearance by Whirling Dervish Aziz

Space is Limited
RSVP ASAP!

Sunday, September 20, 2009, 7:00 pm
1211 Hazel Drive, Pinole, CA 94564
$20 at the door
RSVP and more information: call 818-505-1355
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Yuval Ron, Cotati, CA, 19 Sep 2009

Yuval Ron“The First Day of Peace”
A Concert of Sufi and Hebrew devotional music, poetry, whirling and teaching stories, in honor of Rosh Hashana - the Jewish New Year’s first Day and the conclusion of the Holy month of Ramadan

with International composer, world music artist, educator and peace activist
Yuval Ron; Master Qawwalli singer and harmonium virtuoso
Sukhawat Ali Khan

With an appearance of the Whirling Dervish – Aziz
And guest percussionist Halim of Sonoma

Do not miss this inspirational intimate evening of inner introspection, sound meditation and ecstatic celebration.

Saturday September 19 2009 at 8 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom,
85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA 94931
$20 at the door.
For more info: Robert (Halim) Friedman @ (707) 935-7681 for RSVP

September 20, 2009

Guy Mendilow, Chicago, IL, 20 Sep 2009

Guy MendilowChicago World Music Festival presents Guy Mendilow Band
Sunday, September 20, 2009, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL

Tel: 773 362 4760

Blurring boundaries and connecting sounds, syncopations, rhythms and roots is central to the mission inspiring the Guy Mendilow Band’s latest CD, “Skyland.” Israeli peace songs and Sephardi canticas meet Bahian street beats and blues. Drawing from a life lived in Israel, South Africa and Brazil, where musical collaboration cuts through ancient conflict, Israeli born musician Guy Mendilow is sowing the seeds of peace with music.

It’s no surprise, then, that the Guy Mendilow Band includes world class musicians from Israel, Argentina, Japan and the United States. Or to find the group now partnering with international peacemaking organizations, such as Seeds of Peace, whose work with Palestinian and Israeli youth and adult educators helps forge the personal relationships so critical to communication and reconciliation.
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September 24, 2009

"The Lost Soul of Spain" w/Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, 24 Sep 2009

Yuval RonThursday, September 24, 2009, 8 pm

Paniolo Productions Presents:
The Lost Soul of Spain: Music of the Judeo-Arabic tradition of Andalusia

a concert with Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring the soulful vocalist Maya Haddi

Location: Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
Admission: $17.00 advance at panioloproductions.com/paniolo_productions_store.html or $20.00 at the door
$15.00 discount (students, seniors)
For more information: panioloproductions.com/paniolo_productions_events.html
Directions and Parking Information: www.electriclodge.org/contact_us.cfm

October 21, 2009

KlezFactor with Talat, The Rex, Toronto, ON, October 21, 2009

band logoKlezFactor returns to The Rex Hotel and Jazz Bar (194 Queen St. West, west of University) on Wednesday, October 21 at 9:30 pm ($7). They'll be joined by Alon Nechushtan from New York, bringing his project, Talat, to life in Toronto with some fantastic local musicians.

KlezFactor is pleased to welcome new band members Jaron Freeman-Fox (violin), Tony McKnight (bass), and Erika Nielsen (cello).


www.klezfactor.com
www.myspace.com/klezfactor
http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/klezfactor

www.talatmusic.com

October 25, 2009

Atzilut: Concerts for Peace, 25 Oct 2009

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October 29, 2009

Jews and Sufis: A Sacred Bridge, Temple Beth Zion, Brookline, MA, October 29, 2009

JEWS AND SUFIS: A Sacred Bridge

Location: Temple Beth Zion in Brookline
Date/Time: Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm
Price of admission: FREE

Since at least the 16th century, the maftirim repertoire--Hebrew devotional poetry set to Turkish makam music for use in the synagogue--demonstrates the deep relationships Ottoman Jews established with members of Muslim mystical brotherhoods. A panel of three scholars will speak on cultural, historical, religious and musical aspects of the topic, followed by dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a lively 40-minute recital featuring an ensemble of Jewish, Muslim and Christian vocalists and instrumentalists demonstrating examples of relevant musical repertoire.

Visit www.DunyaInc.org for more information

December 12, 2009

Pharaoh's Daughter, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 12 Dec 2009

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

Sunday, December 12, 2009
Pharaoh's Daughter
Briarcliff Manor, NY Congregation Sons of Israel

8pm

December 26, 2009

"Eyt Ratzon" w/Yuval Ron, Santa Monica, CA, 26 Dec 2009

Yuval RonSaturday, December 26, 2009 at 4 pm

"Eyt Ratzon"
An afternoon of Sacred meditative music, Mystical teachings and Havdalah ritual with Rabbi T'mimah Ickovits and Yuval Ron

Please join us for an introspective performance on the Oud (Middle Eastern Lute, originating from Biblical times and according to legend was invented by Lamech - the 6h grandson of Adam), weaved with Kabalistic teaching for the special time of Shabbat afternoon. Event will commence with Seudat Shlishi (Shabbat's third light meal) - Kiddish and snacks.

Location: Private home in Santa Monica, CA
For Reservations, Address and Directions: Tel: 310-450-8808
Suggested donation after Havdalah: $20

December 31, 2009

Yuval Ron, Sherman Oaks, CA, 31 Dec 2009

Yuval RonThursday, December 31 2009 at 7pm
Rumi and Sacred Music for the New Year

An intimate evening of Rumi's poetry and sacred Sufi music
with

  • Claire Hartley - poetry reading

  • Yuval Ron - oud

  • Osman Abbasoglu - ney flute

Rising Lotus Yoga
13557 Ventura blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
admission: $15
for more info: (818) 990-0282
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January 9, 2010

Al Hambra, New York, NY, 9 January 2010

AlhambraDear New York-area friends,

The Sephardic music ensemble, ALHAMBRA, will be performing a program entitled "LOVE, WEDDINGS AND HOLIDAYS IN THE JUDEO-SPANISH WORLD" at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in the city of New York, 2 West 70th Street on SATURDAY EVENING JANUARY 9, 2010 AT 7:30 P.M. supported by the Shearith Israel League and the New York State Council on the Arts

Sing-alongs and dance-alongs will be included!

Dr. Isabelle Ganz - Director, vocals, shawm, flute
Cantor Daniel Pincus - Vocals, percussion
Michael Hess - Qanun, nay, violin, percussion
Haig Manoukian - Oud, percussion
Rami El Aasser - Dumbek, bendir, riq


alhambragroup.com

January 14, 2010

Shir Hodu CD Release, London, UK, 14 Jan 2010

cd coverSHIR HODU LAUNCH PARTY

Thursday 14 January 2010, 7.30pm
SOAS
Room 116, Main Building SOAS,
Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Admission Free.

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January 17, 2010

Common Chords, Palo Alto, CA, 17 January 2010

Yale Strom7 PM: COMMON CHORDS - Salman Ahmad, Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz and Muhammad Saleem present a UnityJam concert to benefit two non-profit organizations: the SALMAN & SAMINA GLOBAL WELLNESS INITIATIVE, working to help Pakistan's million impoverished IDPs (internally-displaced persons),
and ABRAHAM'S VISION, which educates Muslim, Jewish, Palestinian, and Israeli communities in inter- and intra-communal conflict transformation.

Spangenberg Theater
780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto CA
For tickets and information, go to:
http://www.abrahamsvision.org/unityjam2010

February 27, 2010

The Sway Machinery Purim Bash, Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY, 27 February 2010

THE SWAY MACHINERY THIRD ANNUAL PURIM BASH

PURIM in HAITI : Party to Help a World Turned Upside Down
THE SWAY MACHINERY's third annual PURIM BASH!!!
Featuring special guests DJARARA--New York's Premiere Haitian Rara Ensemble
(All proceeds to benefit the American Jewish World Service Haiti Relief Fund)

BROOKLYN UNITES to CELEBRATE, DANCE and PERFORM ACTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS!

On the heels of The Sway Machinery's performance and recording tour of Mali, Africa, the band brings its infectious and joyful vision of worlds of music colliding back to New York for the city's PREMIERE PURIM CARNIVALE!!!

In keeping with the holiday's roots in the salvation of a nation in peril, we have decided to dedicate this year's Purim party to the victims of the recent catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. We are joined in supporting this important cause by DJARARA, specialists in GETTING THE PARTY STARTED!!!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010- 8 PM
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue in Gowanus
Brooklyn, NY
Price: $10 advance or with costume!/ $15 night of

March 7, 2010

Idan Raichel & Friends, BPC, Boston, MA, 7 March 2010

World Music/CRASHarts is pleased to present Idan Raichel & Friends: a Special Acoustic Performance on Sunday, March 7th, 7:30pm at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Tickets are $50, $40, $30. For tickets and information, call World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275 or visit www.WorldMusic.org.

With an enchanting blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean and Middle Eastern sounds coupled with a spectacular live show, the Idan Raichel Project thrillingly bridges the traditional and the modern.

World Music/CRASHarts is happy to offer you group rates at reduced prices. Groups of 20 or more will receive a 20% discount off regular ticket prices! Tickets will be reduced to $40, $32, $24 each.

If you are planning to bring a group to this show, please let me know as soon as possible and I will do my best to put aside a good block of tickets. Group tickets must be purchased in advance through World Music/CRASHarts at (617) 876-4275.

March 10, 2010

Sarah Aroeste, Basya Schechter, Galeet Dardashti & more - Kol Isha, NYC, 10 Mar 2010

Sarah AroesteWednesday, March 10th, NYC 5:30-8:30 PM
Kol Isha - Celebrating Women's Voices
Central Synagogue Pavilion
652 Lexington Avenue (@55th St)
in conjunction with the JCC Manhattan
Special pre-Passover program honoring women's voices Featuring Sarah Aroeste, Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter, Galeet Dardashti and more
Tickets: $18/$25
Click here for tix & more info

March 20, 2010

Yuval Ron @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 20 Mar 2010

25th Jewish Music Festival logoYuval Ron: Sacred Jewish and Muslim Music of the Middle East
Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Order tickets online now for Yuval Ron: Sacred Jewish and Muslim Music of the Middle East

Pre-Concert Public talk 7:00 – 7:30 pm

The Yuval Ron Ensemble, with Dervish Aziz, from the Mevlavi Sufi Order

World-music artist, composer, producer, educator and peace activist, Yuval Ron and his ensemble unite the sacred music traditions of Judaism, Sufism and the Armenian Church.

Presented in association with the Centers for Jewish Studies and for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Progressive Jewish Alliance and Congregation Sherith Israel

JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

$25 general / $20 seniors, students and JCC members
For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events

March 27, 2010

"Finding the Inner Soul," Malibu, CA, 27 Mar 2010

Yuval RonSaturday, March 27, 2010, 8:00 pm

Finding the Inner Soul
A private home intimate recital of Sacred Music and the Spiritual Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
with The Yuval Ron Ensemble

Featuring:
the enchanting Harpist, Diana Rowan
Kamanche player, Brad Wright
Oud and musical director: Yuval Ron
Poetry reading: Mark Robert Waldman

Location: Olandar, Home of Carla and Leigh McCloskey 6032 Philip Avenue Malibu, CA 90265
RSVP as Space is Limited!
Admission: $20
For more information and RSVP: Please call, 310-457-5398

In addition to the concert, the audience is invited to tour Leigh McCloskey's studio, Hieroglyph of the Human Soul.
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March 28, 2010

Teslim @ Switchboard Fest, San Francisco, CA, 28 Mar 2010

event posterSunday, March 28
Switchboard Music Festival
The third annual Switchboard Music Festival is an 8-hour, non-stop music spectacle presenting composers and musicians who push the boundaries of their respective genres. No other Bay Area music festival or concert series offers such an eclectic, genre-crossing, convention-breaking, bastardizing group of experimentalists, innovators, and musical omnivores in a single event.
www.switchboardmusic.com

Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
(at Mission and 24th St. BART)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Schedule:
2:00 Thorny Brocky
2:45 Strike Gently: Solo Piano
3:30 Teslim
4:10 Sqwonk
4:55 Luciano Chessa and Jonathan Russell
5:35 Sabbaticus Rex
6:15 Real Vocal String Quartet
7:00 Billygoat
7:45 Matt Small's Chamber Ensemble
8:30 Zoe Keating
9:20 miRthkon

"Strings of the Soul," Los Angeles, CA, 28 Mar 2010

Yuval RonSunday, March 28, 2010, 7:00 pm

Strings of the Soul
An intimate recital of Sacred Sufi and Hebrew Music\
with International composer, world music artist, educator and Oud player Yuval Ron

Featuring:
the enchanting Harpist, Diana Rowan
Kamanche player, Brad Wright

Location: The enchanting beautiful space of Out of Asia 3249 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90016
Admission: $20

April 3, 2010

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, 3 Apr 2010

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

Saturday, April 3rd, 9:30p.m. $15 Annual Macaroon Concert..
JOE'S PUB
425 Lafayette Avenue

Free, multi flavored macaroons on tables for Passover - songs connected to the spirit of freedom, slavery, redemption, and love..

(buy tickets now!!!)
PHone: 212-967-7555

April 7, 2010

Eliyahu & Qadim Ensemble, Somerville, MA, 7 Apr 2010

Eliyahu & the Qadim Ensemble
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 8:00 PM
Johnny D's Restaurant & Music Club
17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville, MA

The Qadim Ensemble, a cross-cultural group of Jewish and Arabic musicians, has joined forces to play for peace on a new CD and concert tour. Produced by celebrated neyzen Eliyahu Sills and Six Degrees' artist Jef Stott, and released by Embarka Records, "Eastern Wind" debuted last summer at #7 on the Billboard World Music Charts. The peacemaking musicians will play one Boston area concert on this East Coast tour at Johnny D's in Davis Square, Somerville, April 7th.

The Johnny D's performance will feature Gari Hegedus on oud and saz, Faisal Zedan on Arabic, Moroccan, Persian & Indian perrcussion, Rachel Valfer Sills on lead vocals and oud, and Eliyahu Sills on ney, bansuri and oud.

"Eastern Wind" masterfully mixes the sounds of Middle Eastern instruments to create a collection of traditional and original songs that celebrate the shared musical and spiritual heritage of a region now deeply divided by ethnic and religious differences. Featuring folk tunes, improvisations, and songs of love and devotion from the 12th century onward, the eclectic ensemble uses traditional instruments to travel on a musical journey through Arabia, Armenia, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Turkey and Yemen.

Jef Stott's digital production brings to life ancient acoustic instruments, including the ney, oud, saz, bansuri flute, kemanche, tablas, doira, qarqaba, bendir, daf, zarb, riqq, darbuka, dhola, and upright bass. "Eastern Wind" features accomplished multi- instrumentalists and vocalists Bouchaib Abdelhadi, Eliyahu Sills, Evan Fraser, Faisal Zedan, Fares Hedayati, John Villa, and Rachel Valfer, the group's lead vocalist.

Tickets: $12 advance / $14 at the door
For Tickets: 617-776-2004 or www.johnnyds.com

More Information and Samples: www.qadimmusic.com
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April 20, 2010

Jaffa Road, Toronto, Canada, 20 Apr 2010

Jaffa Road
April 20, 2010 - 7:00 PM

Israel Fest
Mel Lastman's Square
5100 Yonge Street Toronto
Free Show

Yom Ha-atzmaut w/Pharaoh's Daughter, Soulfarm, Y-Love, more, NYC, 20 Apr 2010

band publicity photoTues. April 20th Yom Haatzmaut at Sullivan Hall

Pharaoh's Daughter - 8p.m. (full band!!!)
Soulfarm - 9p.m.
Y-love Kosher Dilz , Diwon and more 10p.m. onward

$10.00

SULLIVAN HALL
214 Sullivan st. (btw Bleecker & W. 3rd St.)
info at shemspeed.com

April 24, 2010

Jaffa Road, Toronto, Canada, 24 Apr 2010

Jaffa Road

April 24, 2010 - 7:30PM

Music on the Donway Concert Series
Saturday April 24, 2010, 7:30pm
The Donway Covenant United Church
230 The Donway West, north of Lawrence Ave. East

Tickets: $20/adults, $12/children
Call 416-444-8444 for tickets

April 25, 2010

Jaffa Road w/Yair Dalal, Toronto, Canada, 25 Apr 2010

Special collaborative concert with Jaffa Road & Yair Dalal

We are thrilled to invite you to join us on April 25th at Hugh's Room when we will be joined by the award-winning Iraqi-Israeli master musician Yair Dalal. for a special collaborative concert. Yair is the most prolific World music musician in Israel and has earned many awards and honors around the globe, including his performance at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in 1994.

Sunday April 25, Doors at 1:00 Pm Show at 2:00pm
For Tickets : Please call Hugh's Room - (416) 531-6604

Yair Dalal

Dalal is well known in Israel and around the world for his work in keeping the Jewish and Arabic music of Iraq alive, as well as his innovative work as a composer, a singer, a player of oud and violin, bridge between cultures and as a peace activist. This concert will feature members of Jaffa Road lending their voices to Yair Dalal's music, and Yair Dalal contributing his musicianship and rare artistic voice to the Jaffa Road mix.

We ackowledge the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, Koffler Centre of the Arts and The New Israel Fund for their support of this concert.
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May 2, 2010

Basya Schechter, NYC, 2 May 2010

Basya Schechter at MOBIA MUSEUM May 2 - 3p.m.performing oud with Rabbi Matalon and others- Piyyutim from Golden age of Spain

May 3, 2010

Basya Schechter w/Queen's Dominion, NYC, 3 May 2010

Basya Schechter
May 3rd
C. Eule Dance Benefit - 6p.m.-8:30
L'orange Blue
430 Broome st. (with Queen's Dominion) Dance group is performing to PD music so support this project!

www.ceuledance.org (for more information)

June 26, 2010

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Ojai, CA, 26 Jun 2010

Yuval RonSaturday, June 26 at 7:30 pm

The Yuval Ron Ensemble in Concert
performing Mystical Music of the Middle East

An inspirational celebration of Sacred Hebrew, Sufi and Armenian devotional music, poetry and story telling

Featuring: the soulful Yemenite singer, Maya Haddi
Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukia
percussion Jamie Papish
Oud and musical director Yuval Ron

Location: Meditation Mount - 10340 Reeves Rd. Ojai, California 93023.
Admission: $20 advance, $25 at the door
For More Information: 805.646.5508

June 27, 2010

Jaffa Road @ Toronto Int'l Jazz Fest, Toronto, Canada, 27 Jun 2010

Jaffa Road

June 27 - 5:00pm
Toronto International Jazz Festival
Nathan Philips Square
Toronto, Canada

July 1, 2010

Pharaoh's Daughter, NYC, 2010

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter

JCC UP ON THE ROOF SERIES
July 29th, 8:00p.m.
corner of 76th and Amsterdam

celebrate the closing night of the outdoor roof series with Pharaoh's Daughter at this amazing venue, I will be just back from Bali, so you might here something Gamalon this time!

CALL: 646-505-5708
or register online: www.jccmanhattan.org

$10 non-members and $8 members

September 14, 2010

Galeet Dardashti, NYC, 14 September 2010

DivahnSeptember 14, 2010 (Tuesday)

Doors Open: 6:30pm; Show Time: 7:15pm

Galeet Dardashti

The Naming CD Release Party - NYC

With full band, SYREN Modern Dance, and video art from Lustre.

Opening: Mycale --the all-female John Zorn Vocal Project (Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Malika Zarra and Sofia Rei Koutsovitis)

At Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 PM
Tickets: lepoissonrouge.com

October 17, 2010

Galeet Dardashti CD release, "The Naming", Philadelphia, PA, 17 Oct 2010

Dardashti in concertGALEET DARDASHTI's 'the Naming' CD release tour
Oct 17, 2010
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Doors Open: 6:00 pm, Show: 6:30 pm
Suggested donation: $18 to $54 (More if you can, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.). Ph: 215.266.1218

More: www.rockpaperscissors.biz/index.cfm/fuseaction/current.tour/project_id/416.cfm

October 22, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Bethlehem, PA, 22 Oct 2010

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October 22nd, 8:00pm
Godfrey Daniels
7 East 4th St.
Bethlehem, PA

www.godfreydaniels.org

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October 23, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, University Park, PA, 23 Oct 2010

Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

October 23rd, 7:30pm
Acoustic Brew Concerts
WPSU Studios
120 Outreach Building, University Park, PA

www.acousticbrew.org/yr/10f

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October 24, 2010

"Voices for Peace," Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 24 Oct 2010

Yuval RonSunday, October 24, 2010 at 4:00 P.M

Temple Sholom presents:
A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Temple Sholom of Ontario!

"Voices for Peace" Concert
Music of the Jewish people from 4 corners of the Earth! with the internationally renowned
Yuval Ron Ensemble
featuring
the soulful Israeli singer Maya Haddi
and the stunning Israeli dancer Maya Karasso

Location: Lewis Family Playhouse,
Victoria Gardens,
12502 Cultural Center Drive,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
For more information or RSVP: call 909-983-966

Guy Mendilow Band, Pittsburgh, PA, 24 Oct 2010

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October 24th,
8:00pm Songs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow Band's Ladino Project

Thunderbird Cafe
4023 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Buy tickets
thunderbirdcafe.net

October 26, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band headlines Jewish Cultural Arts Fest, Dayton, OH, 26 Oct 2010

Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

October 26th, 7:00pm

Dayton Jewish Cultural Arts Festival
Dayton Jewish Community Center
525 Versailles Dr.
Dayton, OH

October 28, 2010

Common Chords, San Diego, CA, 28 October 2010

img src="http://www.klezmershack.com/bands/strom_y/pstromi2008.jpg" width="200" height="150" alt="Hot Pstromi" vspace="6" hspace="6" align="left">Thursday, October 28, 7pm: COMMON CHORDS IV
World's leading artist/ethnographer of klezmer YALE STROM (Hot Pstromi)teams up with Sufi Rock Star SALMAN AHMAD (Junoon) to lead this all star ensemble, dedicated to promoting interfaith dialogue between Jews, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. This "Daniel Pearl World Music Days" highlight will be the inaugural event of San Diego State's Jewish Studies Program's INSTITUTE FOR MORAL COURAGE. 5500 Campanile Way, San Diego, CA 92115. RESERVATIONS STRONGLY SUGGESTED.
For information and tickets: (619) 594-5327

October 29, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Chicago, IL, 29 Oct 2010

Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

October 29nd, 12:15pm
Music Without Borders
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL

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October 30, 2010

Galeet Dardashti CD release, "The Naming", La Jolla, CA, 30 Oct 2010

Dardashti in concertGALEET DARDASHTI's 'the Naming' CD release tour
Oct 30, 2010, 7pm
Congregation Beth El, 8660 Gilman Dr.
Tix: $18-118
Tel: 858.452.1734

More: www.rockpaperscissors.biz/index.cfm/fuseaction/current.tour/project_id/416.cfm

October 31, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Cincinnati, OH, 31 Oct 2010

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October 31st
4:30pm
Songs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow Band's Ladino Project

Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion/UC Ethics Center
3101 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH
Free to the community!
Info: 513-487-3053

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November 1, 2010

Guy Mendilow lecture, Cincinnati, OH, 1 Nov 2010

Guy Mendilow
November 1st, 11:30am
Special lecture demo: The Ladino Project

Hebrew Union College
Cincinnati, OH
Info: 513-487-3053

Guy Mendilow Band, Cincinnati, OH, 1 Nov 2010

Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

November 1st, 7:00pm
Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour
The Kentucky Theater 214 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY

Appearing on Michael Johnathon's Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour on Monday November 1st 7PM EST.
Join us! Make reservations at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington at 859-252-8888.

Watch the live multicamera web cast FREE at woodsongs.com!

November 2, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Gambier, OH, 2 Nov 2010

Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

November 2nd, 8:00pm
Kenyon College
The Horn Gallery
105a College Park Street
Gambier, OH

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November 3, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Oberlin, OH, 3 Nov 2010

Guy MendilowSongs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow Band's Ladino Project

November 3rd, 8:00pm
Oberlin College
The 'Sco
Wilder Hall
West Lorain St
Oberlin, OH

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November 4, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Elmira, NY, 4 Nov 2010

Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

November 4th, 7:30pm
Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers
1008 West Water St
Elmira, NY
Reservations: 607-734-8122

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November 5, 2010

Guy Mendilow Band, Somerville, MA, 5 Nov 2010

Guy MendilowSongs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow Band's Ladino Project

November 5th, 8:00pm
Unity Church of God
6 William St. (corner College Ave., near Davis Square)
Somerville, MA

Presented by Notlob Concerts
Reservations strongly suggested.
For reservations: notlobreservations[AT]gmail.com

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November 6, 2010

Teslim, Berkeley, CA, 6 Nov 2010

TeslimSaturday, November 6, 2010
Teslim House Concert
Fifth St. Farms, Berkeley 7:30
Please contact venue for reservations and specific location: 510 525-9248
Tickets: $15-20, sliding scale

November 10, 2010

Raquy and the Cavemen, Chicago, IL, 10 Nov 2010

band photoRaquy and the Cavemen
November 10, 2010, 8:30pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago
Tel: 773.362.4760

Organized By: KFAR Jewish Arts Center

November 13, 2010

Teslim, Berkeley, CA, 13 Nov 2010

TeslimSaturday, November 13, 2010, 7pm

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center and the American Jewish Committee, San Francisco Present " Jews of Salonika"

800 Foster City Boulevard Foster City, CA 94404
$20 members/$25 public
650-378-2702 or www.pjcc.org

The evening begins with an introduction to the Jewish Community of Greece, past and present, by Michael Nissim, who was born and raised in Salonika. The brief lecture will be followed by wine and refreshments and at 8:00 the musical duo Teslim will take the stage to entertain in a 60-minute “Up Close” concert of Greek and original music.

This program is made possible by the Koret-Taube Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.

December 2, 2010

Pharaoh's Daughter, Soulfarm in Sephardic Music Fest, NYC, 2 Dec 2010

band publicity photoDecember 2, 2010
Pharaoh's Daughter & Soulfarm
@ 92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street
NYC

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December 3, 2010

Lenka Lichtenberg & Yair Dalal, Prague, Czech Republic, 3 Dec 2010

yair dalalDecember 3, 2010, 7pm
Theatre Divadlo Na pradle, Prague, Czech Republic, Besedni 3, Praha 1

"Lenka Lichtenberg & Yair Dalal in Concert, special guest cantor Michal Forst"
sponsored by Bejt Simcha and B'nai B'rith, Prague Chapter.

Lenka LichtenbergIraqi Jewish tradition meets Eastern European musical sensibilities in a unique dialogue, backed up by Czech Republic's top jazzmen. Lenka Lichtenberg (voice, guitar, Yiddish, Hebrew, Czech, English); Yair Dalal (oud, violin, voice); cantor Michal Forst (voice); David Doruzka (guitars); Tomas Reindl (tabla, dumbak, percussion); Petr Dvorsky (bass), and Jiri Stivin (flutes, saxophones).

December 5, 2010

Teslim, Berkeley, CA, 5 Dec 2010

TeslimSunday, December 5, 2010 (matinee)
Cal Performances presents
POMEGRANATES & FIGS: A FEAST OF JEWISH MUSIC
Zellerbach Hall 3:00 p.m.
UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley CA
ticketscalperfs.berkeley.edu
510.642.9988

Here's this year's line up:
Teslim with special guests
Shira Kammen and Julian Smedley
North End Klezmer Project
(this Canadian group features former members of Bay Area favorites Finjan)
Sqwonk - bass / clarinet duo

Pomegranates and Figs, Berkeley, CA, 5 Dec 2010

logoI hope you can join us on the fifth night of Hanukah (Dec 5) for this this celebratory triple bill, 3pm at Zellerbach Hall:

  1. From Winnipeg: North End Klezmer Project celebrates the release of their brand new CD Transylvania Avenue.
  2. From the Bay Area: Teslim (yours truly on fiddle and Gari Hegedus on oud and other strings). We'll become Teslim Extreme when joined by very special guests Shira Kammen and Julian Smedley on fiddles, percussionist Susu Pampanin and vocalist/cellist Caleb O'Reilly.
  3. To rock the low end, we have the amazing bass clarinet duo Sqwonk featuring Jonathan Russell and Jeff Anderle!
  4. I've written a new piece called Crushed for three violins, two bass clarinets, doumbek and frame drum which we'll premier!

    So come--we'll light the menorah, schmooze, nosh a little and listen to some great music already!
    What's not to like?

    Best,
    Kaila

    For more information and to purchase tickets:
    Cal Performances

Asefa in Sephardic Music Fest, NYC, 5 Dec 2010

asefa in concertAsefa
December 5, 2010, 7pm
Edmond J. Safra Synagogue
11 East 63rd st.
Free for members | $12 for non-members | all ages

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December 7, 2010

Layali El Andalus & East of the River in Sephardic Music Fest, NYC, 7 Dec 2010

December 7, 2010, 7:45pm
Layali El Andalus & East of the River

Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
3 West 70th St. at Central Park West
$15 adv or $18 door | all ages
212-873-0300 x221

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December 8, 2010

Culture Mash (closing night party) Sephardic Music Fest, NYC, 8 Dec 2010

Culture Mash (Closing Night Party!)
with Diwon, Dr. Israel & tons more artists tba

December 8, 2010, 8pm
Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
$10 pre-sale or RSVP | $15 Door

Culture Mash takes Shemspeed's Balagan Boogaloo series, which The Village Voice dubbed Stereotype-defying music, to the next level. The party series is produced byIsraeli/American world music maestro Diwon and hosted by Brooklyn's Knitting Factory. It features worldwide MCs and Dub Selectas from varied backgrounds, including Balkan, Dancehall, Baile Funk, Mizrahi, Bhangra, New Mediterranio and Afro Beat. Culture Mash is a festive and energetic blend of the sounds that moves shoes to dance floors worldwide, and unifies people through culture and music, celebrating diversity and finding the common ground.

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January 16, 2011

Common Chords, Palo Alto, CA, 16 January 2011

Sunday, January 16th at 7pm. COMMON CHORDS returns to Spangenberg Theatre in Palo Alto for the second annual Unity Jam benefit concert for Abraham's Vision (a Stanford-based organization to promote peace activism and intra-inter communal conflict transformation between Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Palestinian students) and the the Salman & Samina Global Wellness Initiative, working to help Pakistan's 3 million impoverished Internally Displaced Persons. For tickets and more information, go to this link:
http://www.abrahamsvision.org

January 17, 2011

Dunya, Sudbury, MA, 17 Jan 2011

Jews and Sufis: A Shared Musical Tradition
Musical Performance by Dunya and Panel Discussion

January 17, 7:30pm Congregation Beth El, Sudbury

Beth El of Sudbury is pleased to host JEWS AND SUFIS: A Shared Musical Tradition on Monday evening January 17 at 7:30. The evening’s program will include a panel discussion and concert exploring the historical interaction of Jews and Muslim mystics in Turkey.

A panel of scholars led by Dr. Edwin Seroussi, director of the Jewish Music Research Center in Jerusalem, will speak on cultural, historical, religious and musical aspects of Jewish-Sufi collaborations in Turkey from the 16th to the 20th centuries, followed by a dialogue with the audience. The program continues with a concert by Dunya, an ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists performing examples of Turkish Maftirim (Hebrew sacred poetry set to Ottoman sacred and secular music), Sufi devotional music and improvisations.

From the earliest days of Islam, some Muslims have been attracted to mystical interpretations of their religion. In Turkey, at least since the thirteenth century, Islamic mysticism has been expressed through participation in Sufi brotherhoods that serve as centers of spiritual and social life.

Similarly, mysticism and mystical experiences have been a part of Judaism since the earliest days. Examining the mystical aspects of both the Jewish and Muslim cultures can serve as a useful platform for exploring everyday interconnections among the communities.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored Beth El’s Cantor’s Fund and Dunya www.dunyainc.org. For more information contact Congregation Beth El at 978-443-9622, or www.bethelsudbury.org.

January 18, 2011

Common Chords, Los Angeles, CA, 18 Jan 2011

January 18, 7:30pm.
COMMON CHORDS: The Healing Power of Music & Song

University of Southern California
Bovard Auditorium
3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Free and Open to the Public!

Coming from different genres of music and world cultures and religions - Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Sikh - COMMON CHORDS, led by renowned Jewish Musician YALE STROM and Muslim Sufi rock star SALMAN AHMAD- create a musical experience that transports the listener, feeds the soul and unblocks the mind. Strom and Ahmad will be joined by Sunny Jain - percussionist, Elizabeth Schwartz - vocals, Mark Dresser - bass, Lou Fanucchi - accordion, Tripp Sprague - reeds and Satnam Ramgotra - tabla.

RSVP recommended: 213 740-2167
More info:
www.usc.edu/spectrum

Presented by: USC Spectrum, the Office of Religious Life, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement, Hebrew Union College, USC Hillel, Muslim Student Union, USC Center on Public Diplomacy & The USC Interfaith Council

January 22, 2011

Guy Mendilow children's concert, Arlington, MA, 22 Jan 2011

Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

January 22nd, 10:30am
Around the World in Song: A Children's Concert

Lesley Ellis School
41 Foster St.
Arlington, MA
Info: (781) 641-5987

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January 23, 2011

Djinn, 6th Street Synagogue, NYC, 23 January 2011

Sunday, Jan 23rd 3PM
Concert! 3pm
From traditional Turkish and Arabic music to original compositions with Middle Eastern influence, the core members of Djinn (Brad MacDonald, Carmine Guida, Pete List) create a modern blend of ancient party music with human beatbox, electronics, a taste of traditional flavor, and a mouthful of NYC style. Cellist Jessie Reagen Mann, a frequent collaborator, will join Djinn for this special performance.

2pm Workshop: “How do you do that?”
If it makes noise…Bring It! Add some Middle Eastern rhythms to your repertoire with this great workshop! Great to play for dancers and at the drum circle too. All djembes, doumbeks, shakers, tambourines, are welcome. You will learn different rhythms in different time signatures. Perfect for hobbyists and serious players too. In addition, learn some basic beatboxing and vocalization of rhythms with human beatboxer, Pete List.

Cover $15 (includes a free drink).
http://sixthstreetsynagogue.org

Djinn, NYC, 23 Jan 2011

Sun, Jan 23, 3pm
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

Djinn

Concert! 3pm
From traditional Turkish and Arabic music to original compositions with Middle Eastern influence, the core members of Djinn (Brad MacDonald, Carmine Guida, Pete List) create a modern blend of ancient party music with human beatbox, electronics, a taste of traditional flavor, and a mouthful of NYC style. Cellist Jessie Reagen Mann, a frequent collaborator, will join Djinn for this special performance.

2pm Workshop: “How do you do that?”
If it makes noise…Bring It! Add some Middle Eastern rhythms to your repertoire with this great workshop! Great to play for dancers and at the drum circle too. All djembes, doumbeks, shakers, tambourines, are welcome. You will learn different rhythms in different time signatures. Perfect for hobbyists and serious players too. In addition, learn some basic beatboxing and vocalization of rhythms with human beatboxer, Pete List.

Cover $15 (includes a free drink) for concert and workshop
More info: sixthstreetsynagogue

February 1, 2011

Lenka Lichtenberg, Montreal, Canada, 1 Feb 2011

concert posterLenka Lichtenberg: Fray - On tour with her new CD and an all-star band:

Lenka Lichtenberg - voice, composition
Ernie Tollar - sax, flutes, clarinet
Kinneret Sagee - clarinet
John Gzowski - oud, guitars, bouzouki guitar
Alexis Basque - trumpet, cornet
Chris Gartner - bass
Alan Hetherington - percussion, pandeiro, drums
Santosh Naidu - tabla, percussion

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 9pm:
Café Babylone
181 St-Vallier Est
Québec, 418-523-0700. $10 at the door.
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February 2, 2011

Lenka Lichtenberg, Montreal, Canada, 2 Feb 2011

concert posterLenka Lichtenberg: Fray - On tour with her new CD and an all-star band:

Lenka Lichtenberg - voice, composition
Ernie Tollar - sax, flutes, clarinet
Kinneret Sagee - clarinet
John Gzowski - oud, guitars, bouzouki guitar
Alexis Basque - trumpet, cornet
Chris Gartner - bass
Alan Hetherington - percussion, pandeiro, drums
Santosh Naidu - tabla, percussion

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 8pm
La Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent, Montreal
$10, to reserve: 514- 823-2721

February 22, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 22 Feb 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 6 - 8 pm
"My Heart is in the East"

A lecture - demonstration on Sacred Israeli Music
With R. Hagai Batzri - vocals, Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

Location: Schoenberg Music Building, Jan Popper Theater, UCLA, Los Angeles.
Admission: Free
More Info: 310-825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

February 23, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 23 Feb 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 12 - 2 pm
The Israeli-Bedouin music connection

A lecture - demonstration on Bedouin and Israeli folk Music with Ahmed El Asmer - vocals, Maya Haddi - Vocals, Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

UCLA Faculty Center, UCLA, Los Angeles.
Admission: Free
More Info: (310) 825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

February 24, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 24 Feb 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 4 - 6 pm
The Magic Carpet

A lecture - demonstration on the music of the Yemenite-Jews in Israel
with Margalit Oved (Yemenite dancer and singer), Barak Marshal ( Yemenite singer), Maya Haddi (Israeli Yemenite singer), Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

Schoenberg Music Building, Room 1440, UCLA, Los Angeles.
Admission: Free
More Info: (310) 825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

March 1, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 1 Mar 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 11am – 12:15pm:
What is Israeli Music ?

A lecture - demonstration on the ancient and contemporary music of Israel with Maya Haddi - vocals, Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

Humanities Building , room 135, UCLA, Los Angeles
Admission: Free
More Info: (310) 825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

March 2, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 2 Mar 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 6 – 8 pm
West Bank Story: The Role of Humor and Art in Peace making.

A special screening of Oscar winner film ‘West Bank Story’ with Yuval Ron residency, followed by Q&A with the composer and a live performance of themes from the film. with Maya Haddi - vocals, Jamie Papish - percussion, Yuval Ron - Oud.

Schoenberg Music Building, Choral room, UCLA, Los Angeles
Admission: Free
More Info: (310) 825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

March 6, 2011

Yuval Ron residency, Los Angeles, CA, 6 Mar 2011

Yuval RonYuval Ron in Residency in UCLA - Feb 22-March 6, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 4 pm:
"From Spain to Jerusalem" A Concert with The Yuval Ron Ensemble

with Maya Haddi - vocals, Rabbi Hagai Batzri - vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwind, Virginie Alumian - kanoun, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion, Maya Karasso - dance, Yuval Ron - Oud and artistic director. "Meet the Artists" reception following the concert

Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles
Admission: $15/general admission, $10/UCLA faculty and staff, Free to students
For tickets: UCLA Central Ticket Office
More Info: (310) 825-9646
Parking: Lot 2. Go to the parking and information booth at Westholme & Hilgard Avenues in order to pay and to reach lot 2. How to Park at UCLA

Sponsored by: Y & S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies; Center for Jewish Studies; Center for Near Eastern Studies; UCLA Departments of music and ethnomusicology and the Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music.
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March 12, 2011

"Let My People Sing" introducing "Ashkenafard", 12 Mar 2011

logoJewish entertainer, Craig Taubman, and Craig N' Co. will once again produce this year's 6th annual Let My People Sing in Los Angeles, California. This year the festival will introduce Ashkenafard, a 24-hour celebration of who we are and where we come from, featuring the best Israeli, Sefardi, Persian, and Ashkenazi dance, music, and cuisine.

Events will take place at Sinai Temple on March 11-12 and feature ongoing performances by Aviva Chernick, Yale Strom, Hot Pstromi, Basya Schechter, Galeet Dardashti, Moshav, Comedian Yisrael Campbell, Todd Herzog, Yuval Ron and Soul Farm.

Other program highlights include The Jewish Artifact Road Show the Ashkenafard Cookoff, and the 60 second Oral History Project.

For more information or to get involved visit www.letmypeoplesing.com

March 19, 2011

Avram Pengas Ensemble, New York, NY, 19 March 2011

PURIM PARTY
SATURDAY EVENING
MARCH 19TH
AVRAM PENGAS ENSEMBLE
SEPHARDIC and LADINO MUSIC
VOICE, GUITAR, KEYBOARD, BOUZOUKI, and DUMBEK
$15.00 admission includes free Hamantashen!
Megillah reading: 8:30 - Music: 9:30
COME CELEBRATE PURIM!!!
at the
Old Broadway Synagogue
(1/2 Block East of Broadway between 125th and 126th Streets)
(Take the #1 train to 125th St. - Questions? Call: 212-662-9767)
www.oldbroadwaysynagogue.blogspot.com

March 27, 2011

Teslim, Davis, CA, 27 Mar 2011

TeslimSunday, March 27, 2011 at 7:00pm
Timna Tal Music Presents TESLIM

Village Homes Community Center
2661 Portage Bay East, Davis, CA
For reservations call: (530) 867-1032
$13 in advance, $15 at the door

March 31, 2011

Asefa, New York, NY, 31 March 2011

Asefa
Moroccan-Sephardic Fusion
WNYC Radio-The Greene Space
44 Charlton St., NY, NY
Thursday, March 31 2011
7:00 PM
$20
www.asefamusic.com

April 3, 2011

Asefa, New York, NY, 3 April 2011

Asefa
Moroccan-Sephardic Fusion
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St., NY, NY
Sunday, April 3, 2011
9:00 PM
$18
www.asefamusic.com

April 10, 2011

Zamir Chorale w/Middle East Harmonies, Cambridge, MA, 10 Apr 2011

The Zamir Chorale of Boston will present Middle East Harmonies at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 10. Conducted by Northeastern Professor and Zamir's founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, the concert will feature a meeting of the musical minds of the Middle East. Zamir will perform coordinated choral selections in both Arabic and Hebrew. We are thrilled to present as our special guests original members of Bustan Abraham in reunion. From 1991 until they disbanded in 2003, these Arab and Jewish musicians pioneered a unique form of instrumental music, combining elements of east and west, and Bustan was considered the finest ensemble of its kind.

The following evening, Monday, April 11, 7:30 pm at the Fenway Center, Northeastern University will host a symposium in conjunction with Middle East Harmonies. Presenters, including renowned ethnomusicologist Benjamin Brinner, will address the use of music to increase empathy and mutual understanding among people who have been separated by borders of various kinds and alienated by conflicting politics.

Cosponsoring and cooperating groups include: the Consulate General of Israel to New England, Northeastern University Departments of Music and Jewish Studies, Northeastern University's Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Harvard Hillel, the American Jewish Committee, the New Center for Arts and Culture, and Hebrew College.

May 8, 2011

Guy Mendilow children's concert, Cambridge, MA, 8 May 2011

Guy MendilowGuy Mendilow Band

May 8th, 2010, AM
Club Passim
47 Palmer St.
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
Children's Concert

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She'Koyogh, London, UK, 8 May 2011

Sunday 8 May, 7pm.
Breaking Boundaries!
Kosmos, Paprika & She’Koyokh
Three of the UK's acclaimed world music ensembles, Kosmos, Paprika and She'Koyokh, come together to celebrate These Lands Are Your Lands - Southbank Centre's Festival of Britain weekend of traditional, folk and world music and dance. This exhilarating triple bill conjures up a heady mix of Balkan and Latin grooves, Jewish and Gypsy passion, and soulful Arabic improvisations. Sixteen world-class musicians - one unique, unforgettable evening.
The Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Tickets £15
Ticket link: ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk

Guy Mendilow Band, Cambridge, MA, 8 May 2011

Guy MendilowSongs of Imagined Migrations: The Guy Mendilow Band's Ladino Project

May 8th, 2011, 8:00pm

Club Passim
47 Palmer St.
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

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May 21, 2011

Joey Weisenberg, Pharaoh's Daughter @ LABA Fest, NYC, 21 May 2011

band publicity photoJoey Weisenberg and Pharaoh's Daughter

@ The 14th Street Y's LABA Festival on May 11
NYC
Original art, theater, dance and music from the 2010-2011 LABA fellows inspired by the Song of Songs. Complimentary drinks and dessert.

EROS, a festival by LABA will be held on May 19 @ 7:30 and May 21 @ 9:00.
Tickets: $15 for one night; $25 for both nights.
Limited ticket availability at the door.
Buy now at: 14streety.interticket.com/search.php

For more information about the LABA Festival go to www.labajournal.com/festival
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May 26, 2011

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Los Angeles, CA, 26 May 2011

Yuval Ron Thursday May 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM

"My Heart is in the East"
Music from Israel, Morocco, Yemen, Spain, Turkey and Pakistan
The last concert in Los Angels before the Ensemble is departing to a Peace Mission Tour in Turkey

Yuval Ron Ensemble
with: Whirling Dervish Aziz,
Qawwali master Sukhawat Ali Khan and special guest: cantor Raphael Skouri
Maya Haddi - vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwind,
Virginie Alumian - kanoun, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion,
Yuval Ron - Oud and artistic director.

Location: Village Church of Westwood Lutheran, 343 S. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Admission: $15. Purchase tix online, $20 at the door. Church/Ahavat Torah/Musallah Tauhid members - $10.

For more information about The Yuval Ron Ensemble see www.yuvalronmusic.com

June 5, 2011

Afro-Semitic Experience, New York, NY, 5 June 2011

band photo
June 5 4:00 Afro-Semitic Experience in concert at the Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY, for ticket, reservations and other info please call (212) 674-5750 .

This is our only concert in New York for this spring and summer.

June 9, 2011

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Istanbul, Turkey, 9 Jun 2011

Yuval RonThursday, June 9, 2011 at 21:00
The Yuval Ron Ensemble LIVE at the Sultan-Ahmet Palace in Istanbul, Turkey.
A Concert for Peace in the Middle East (" Coexistanbul - baris konseri ")

with special guests vocal soloists:
Lior Elmaliach (of the Israeli Andalusi Orchestra),
Imam Hafiz Abdullah Demir (of Istanbul),
Murat Icli Nalca (of Armenian Orthodox church of Istanbul).
with; Whirling Dervish Aziz, Qawwali master Sukhawat Ali Khan, Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian, Israeli-Yemenite singer Maya Haddi, and Virgine Alimian - Kanoun, Jamie Papish and David Martinelli - Percussion, Yuval Ron: Oud and Artistic Director.

Location: Sultanahmet meydani amfi tiyatro (Sultanahmet Square Amphe Theatre), Istanbul, Turkey
Admission: FREE, but reservations for the free tickets are required.
For more Info: +905367234144

June 16, 2011

Yuval Ron @ fundraiser, Beverly Hills, CA, 16 Jun 2011

Yuval RonThursday, June 16, 2011 at 6:30 PM
"From A Dream to Reality"

Mati presents: First annual fundraiser Honoring Consul General of Israel Jacob Dayan and his wife Dr. Galit Dayan
Featuring the Yuval Ron Ensemble

Location: At Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills 8844 Burton Way Beverly Hills 90211
Admission: V.I.P Ticket $150 per person, Regular admission $75 per person; R.S.V.P by Friday June 10th .
For More information: Orna: 818-612-8771 or Anat 323-351-7021. maticenter.com

June 22, 2011

Yuval Ron lecture/demo, Encino, CA, 22 Jun 2011

Yuval RonWednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM
"Music as a bridge"—A Lecture demonstration by Yuval Ron

A fascinating talk with live music, exploring ways to teach unity and tolerance, how to use music as a platform for meeting your opponent, your neighbor and the other. In addition, a discussion of the path of Music, as a way to connect to the Reality beyond all realities. With special guest Jamie Papish (percussion).

Location: VBS, 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino , California 91436
Admission: Free
For more info: 818-788-6000
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June 29, 2011

Tzadik Fest: Basya Schechter, NYC, 29 Jun 2011

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival - June 29 at 9:30 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue and John Zorn's Tzadik Records present six concerts by some of the best and brightest musicians on New York's Downtown Jewish Music scene.

Basya Schechter's Songs of Wonder - June 29
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Songs of Wonder is a collection of yiddish poems written by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel in his youth. The poetry explores the philosophical, spiritual and mystical dimensions of love, nature and how to be of service to the world. Composed by Basya Schechter (Pharaoh's Daughter), arranged by Uri Sharlin (piano, accordion, glockenshpiel), and additionally performed and interpreted by Megan Weeder (violin) and Yoed Nir (cello).

Festival event page on Facebook
admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

September 15, 2011

Galeet Dardashti's "Monajat," Medford, MA, 15 Sep, 2011

monajatMonajat, A commissioned multimedia work by Galeet Dardashti
Granoff Music Center
Tufts University
Medford, MA
September 15, 2011, 8 pm

Monajat is inspired by Selihot, the poetic prayers of forgiveness recited during the month preceding the Jewish High Holidays according to Middle Eastern tradition. This period of deep reflection and spiritual preparation serves as a backdrop for Dardashti’s time-specific concert and program. The first-time U.S. presentation of Monajat combines participatory workshops, talks, prayer services, and other educational programs to enhance the spiritual and cultural experience. Dardashti, a performer and anthropologist of Iranian descent, re-imagines the Selihot ritual in collaboration with an acclaimed ensemble of Jewish and Muslim musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic video projections by video artist and designer Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

Dardashti’s acclaimed ensemble of musicians includes Omer Avital (oud, bass, vocals), Amir ElSaffar (santour, vocals), Tal Ronen (bass, vocals) and Dafer Tawil (percussion, violin, ney, oud, vocals).

Presented by: Boston Jewish Music Festival and New Center for Arts and Culture
Co-sponsored by: Jewish Women's Archive

Galeet DardashtiThe Foundation for Jewish Culture and its league of performing arts presenters have commissioned Monajat (Fervent Prayer), a multimedia concert by composer, singer, and scholar Galeet Dardashti which will tour the United States in September 2011. Monajat, an evening of Middle Eastern musical poetry, inaugurates the New Jewish Culture Network, an initiative to create and deliver outstanding Jewish music and other art forms to audiences in the U.S. and beyond.

For further info: jewishculture.org/music-touring-network/

September 18, 2011

Yuval Ron kids workshop, Indianapolis, IN, 18 Sep, 2011

Yuval RonSunday, September 18, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Just for kids! Storytelling, Music, and Instruments of the Middle East

Bring in your kids to hear Award winning World Music artist Yuval Ron's engaging storytelling and musical performance. Kids will also learn about the instruments used to create the spicy sounds of Middle Eastern music!

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street (Central Library—Learning Curve, green screen theatre)
Parking: Parking is available in the Central Library garage off of Pennsylvania Street (for a fee). There is also street parking available.
No tickets required. FREE and open to everyone.
For more information: call (317 )275-4099.

Galeet Dardashti's "Monajat," Houston, TX, 18 Sep, 2011

monajatMonajat, A commissioned multimedia work by Galeet Dardashti
Congregation Brith Shalom
4610 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX
September 18, 2011, 7 pm

Further venue info/tix: www.jcchouston.org

Monajat is inspired by Selihot, the poetic prayers of forgiveness recited during the month preceding the Jewish High Holidays according to Middle Eastern tradition. This period of deep reflection and spiritual preparation serves as a backdrop for Dardashti’s time-specific concert and program. The first-time U.S. presentation of Monajat combines participatory workshops, talks, prayer services, and other educational programs to enhance the spiritual and cultural experience. Dardashti, a performer and anthropologist of Iranian descent, re-imagines the Selihot ritual in collaboration with an acclaimed ensemble of Jewish and Muslim musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic video projections by video artist and designer Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

Dardashti’s acclaimed ensemble of musicians includes Omer Avital (oud, bass, vocals), Amir ElSaffar (santour, vocals), Tal Ronen (bass, vocals) and Dafer Tawil (percussion, violin, ney, oud, vocals).

Galeet DardashtiThe Foundation for Jewish Culture and its league of performing arts presenters have commissioned Monajat (Fervent Prayer), a multimedia concert by composer, singer, and scholar Galeet Dardashti which will tour the United States in September 2011. Monajat, an evening of Middle Eastern musical poetry, inaugurates the New Jewish Culture Network, an initiative to create and deliver outstanding Jewish music and other art forms to audiences in the U.S. and beyond.

For further info: jewishculture.org/music-touring-network/

September 20, 2011

Yuval Ron, "Seeking of Truth and the Legend of Baal Shem," Indianapolis, IN, 20 Sep, 2011

Yuval RonTuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Seeker of Truth and the Legend of Bal Shem
Celebrating the musical traditions of the Middle East and the Hassidic spirit

A Concert by The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring the stunning Arabic singer Najwa Gibran, Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian, master Qawwali singer Sukhawat Ali Khan
And Special guest dancer: Jamila Ali Sukhawat

Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center, 6701 Hoover Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46260
Parking: Surface lot parking available
Tickets: $8 JCC members/$12 non-members/$6 all children under 13. Register at jccindy.org or by calling (317) 251-9467, or visit one of the JCC membership desks
Info: Larry Rothenberg (317) 715-9233
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September 21, 2011

Yuval Ron Ensemble, International Day of Peace Concert, Indianapolis, IN, 21 Sep, 2011

Yuval RonWednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM

International Day of Peace Concert
with Yuval Ron Ensemble presenting: Sacred Music of the Middle East
featuring the stunning Arabic singer Najwa Gibran, Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian, master Qawwali singer Sukhawat Ali Khan
And Special guest dancer: Jamila Ali

Arab, Jewish, Muslim and Christian artists come together to unite the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church. Composer and world-music record producer Yuval Ron imparts the ancient and deep intercultural connection between these three traditions and the musical influences they share.

Address: Indianapolis - Marion County Public Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street (Central Library at Clowes Auditorium)
Parking: Parking is available in the Central Library garage off of Pennsylvania Street (for a fee). There is also street parking available.
Tickets: No tickets required. FREE and open to everyone. Limited seating.
Info lines/email: For more information, call 275-4099.

September 24, 2011

Galeet Dardashti's "Monajat," San Francisco, CA, 24 Sep, 2011

monajatMonajat, A commissioned multimedia work by Galeet Dardashti
The Hub at the San Francisco JCC
3200 California St.
San Francisco, CA
September 24, 2011, 8 pm

Further venue info/tix: www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/the-hub

Monajat is inspired by Selihot, the poetic prayers of forgiveness recited during the month preceding the Jewish High Holidays according to Middle Eastern tradition. This period of deep reflection and spiritual preparation serves as a backdrop for Dardashti’s time-specific concert and program. The first-time U.S. presentation of Monajat combines participatory workshops, talks, prayer services, and other educational programs to enhance the spiritual and cultural experience. Dardashti, a performer and anthropologist of Iranian descent, re-imagines the Selihot ritual in collaboration with an acclaimed ensemble of Jewish and Muslim musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic video projections by video artist and designer Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

Dardashti’s acclaimed ensemble of musicians includes Omer Avital (oud, bass, vocals), Amir ElSaffar (santour, vocals), Tal Ronen (bass, vocals) and Dafer Tawil (percussion, violin, ney, oud, vocals).

Galeet DardashtiThe Foundation for Jewish Culture and its league of performing arts presenters have commissioned Monajat (Fervent Prayer), a multimedia concert by composer, singer, and scholar Galeet Dardashti which will tour the United States in September 2011. Monajat, an evening of Middle Eastern musical poetry, inaugurates the New Jewish Culture Network, an initiative to create and deliver outstanding Jewish music and other art forms to audiences in the U.S. and beyond.

For further info: jewishculture.org/music-touring-network/

September 25, 2011

Galeet Dardashti's "Monajat," Los Angeles, CA, 25 Sep, 2011

monajatMonajat, A commissioned multimedia work by Galeet Dardashti
Grand Performances
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
September 25, 2011, 8 pm

Further venue info/tix: www.grandperformances.org/en/gp/

Monajat is inspired by Selihot, the poetic prayers of forgiveness recited during the month preceding the Jewish High Holidays according to Middle Eastern tradition. This period of deep reflection and spiritual preparation serves as a backdrop for Dardashti’s time-specific concert and program. The first-time U.S. presentation of Monajat combines participatory workshops, talks, prayer services, and other educational programs to enhance the spiritual and cultural experience. Dardashti, a performer and anthropologist of Iranian descent, re-imagines the Selihot ritual in collaboration with an acclaimed ensemble of Jewish and Muslim musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic video projections by video artist and designer Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

Dardashti’s acclaimed ensemble of musicians includes Omer Avital (oud, bass, vocals), Amir ElSaffar (santour, vocals), Tal Ronen (bass, vocals) and Dafer Tawil (percussion, violin, ney, oud, vocals).

Galeet DardashtiThe Foundation for Jewish Culture and its league of performing arts presenters have commissioned Monajat (Fervent Prayer), a multimedia concert by composer, singer, and scholar Galeet Dardashti which will tour the United States in September 2011. Monajat, an evening of Middle Eastern musical poetry, inaugurates the New Jewish Culture Network, an initiative to create and deliver outstanding Jewish music and other art forms to audiences in the U.S. and beyond.

For further info: jewishculture.org/music-touring-network/

October 2, 2011

Yuval Ron Ensemble, "The Soul of Spain", Los Angeles, CA, 2 Oct, 2011

Yuval RonSunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 PM

The World Festival of Sacred Music in LA presents:

The Soul of Spain

Gypsy Flamenco meets Sephardic Jewish music
Yuval Ron Ensemble in concert with the Gypsy Flamenco artists

Oscar-winning composer and oud master Yuval Ron leads a fiery evening of music and dance, bringing gypsy flamenco and Sephardic Jewish traditions from Andalusia to Santa Monica and the Westside. The 499-seat Broad comes alive with spinning flamenco dancers, undulating belly dancers, passionate singing, and the lightning-fast fingers of Spanish guitar - a night of musical virtuosity in an intimate setting. Featuring gypsy flamenco singer Jesus Montoya, dancer Briseyda Zarate, guitarist Jose Tanaka and the Yuval Ron Ensemble:

Maya Haddi: vocals; Norik Manoukian: woodwind; Jamie Papish: percussion; David Martinelly: percussion; Maya K. G: Middle Eastern dance; Yuval Ron: oud and artistic director

with a video created by Moshe Hacmon.

Location: Broad Stage: 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Admission: $47 - $75 Broad Stage members receive 10% off their order.
More Info and Box office: Tel: 310-434-3200, or, thebroadstage.com

October 6, 2011

Diwon, Ottawa, Canada, 6 Oct, 2011

An adventurous and banging blend of Middle Eastern music mashed with contemporary hip-hop and electro samples w/ Diwon (Brooklyn, Shemspeed)

Thursday, October 6th – Babylon, (317 Bank St)
Ottawa, Canada
19+ – 10pm Doors – $8 before, $10 at the door

Sponsors:
Embassy of Israel, Vered Israel Cultural & Educational Program, Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University

More info: www.diwonmusic.com

October 16, 2011

Teslim@Chamber Music Day, San Francisco, CA, 16 Oct, 2011

TeslimSunday, October 16th, 2011, 10am - 5pm

TESLIM performs at the incredible day-long event put on by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music: CHAMBER MUSIC DAY

de Young Museum, San Francisco

We'll be performing in the lobby of the Textile Gallery, where the current exhibit is The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection which looks amazing!

Other groups performing through the museum include:

Alexander String Quartet - Classical Revolution - Del Sol String Quartet martha & monica - The Nice Guy Trio + strings - Quartet San Francisco Quinteto Latino - Real Vocal String Quartet and many more!

November 24, 2011

Travels to Yemen, Jerusalem, Israel, 24 November 2011

On Thursday night, November 24th at the Mayer Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem there will be a special concert of Yemenite music. "Travels to Yemen," a photography exhibit of the work of Naftali Hilgar is currently displayed at the museum.

Featuring singer Shlomit Levi, percussionist Avi Agababa, and RebbeSoul.

More information is at this link:
www.facebook.com

December 4, 2011

Chanukah with a Twist, Skokie, IL, 4 December 2011

Chanukah with a Twist--Rocking for Limmud!
Skokie Theatre, Skokie IL (SkokieTheatre.com) Dec 4, 7pm
We offer a unique, meaningful, and very diverse show of new, local Jewish music of three different bands...

The wonderful pop satire of The Alte Rockers, featuring Lori Lippitz of Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, the psychedelic MidEast fusion of Ovadya,the €œtradition with a twist€ neo-exotica of Mi Yodea--plus a finale with all three bands on stage together.

This benefits Limmud Chicago, a festival of Jewish learning!
Info: 847-302-1155.

$20 in advance / $25 at the door / $15 17 & under
http://limmudchicago.org/

December 17, 2011

Remi Revisited, Brooklyn, NY, 17 December 2011

Remi Revisited commemorating the universal spiritual legacy of the 13th Century poet rumi will be held at Cafe Orwell in Brooklyn, NY,on December 17, 8:00-11:30 PM. As Sufi's, Jews and Christians attended his lectures and participated in his funeral, we are inviting musicians, dancers and poets from these traditions to participate in an evening of music, dance and spoken word. If interested in attending please visit www.cafeorwell.com.

January 22, 2012

Layali el Andalus, NYC, 22 Jan 2012

Layali el AndalusSunday, Jan 22 at 02:00 PM - Layali el Andalus 6th Street Sundays

Created and Curated by cellist Jessie Reagen Mann, “6th Street Sundays” is a salon-style world and classical music series currently in its 3rd season.

3 PM Concert with Layali el Andalus
2 PM Workshop/Masterclass

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

A Judeo-Muslim ensemble that invokes the spirit of ancient Andalusia, Layali el Andalus will play instrumental improvisational taksims, explaining the difference between the music of the Middle East & West. They will also sing songs from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yaman, Andalus, Gharnati and Chaabi, explaining the differences from each region.

Layali el Andalus features:
Rachid Halilal: Oud & Violin
Hadar Noiberg: flute
David Buchbut: Darbouka & Riq
Uri Sharlin: Accordion

The 2pm workshop will focus on the Moroccan Andalusian and shaabi style. Participants will learn the Andalusian rhythms Kuddam and Insiraf Kuddam, the Moroccan 6/8 rhythm, Maqam and the different between Morrocan and Middle East Maqam. Bring your instrument or just listen, all are invited!

$15 includes concert, workshop and drink
www.layalielandalus.com
www.6thstreetsundays.com

February 12, 2012

Lenka Lichtenberg & Yair Dalal, Vancouver, Canada, 12 Feb 2012

Lenka Lichtenberg and Yair DalalYair Dalal and Lenka Lichtenberg in concert. Yiddish and Iraqi Jewish music intertwined.
Backed up by Lenka's Fray band.

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 7 pm.
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre/Chutzpah! Festival
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Tickets: $16-26.
More info: www.chutzpahfestival.com/performances-tickets/music/#M6


org_name: Chutzpah! Festival

tel: 604-257-5117

March 17, 2012

Teslim, Bolinas, CA, 17 Mar 2012

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Saturday, March 17 - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Bolinas Community Center,
Bolinas, CA
More info: marinlibrary.org/locations

March 22, 2012

Bustan Quartet, Berkeley, CA, 22 Mar 2012

Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm

The Jewish Music Festival Presents
BUSTAN QUARTET
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life,
Berkeley, CA

Tickets and more information

Reunited members of Israel’s internationally acclaimed Arab/Jewish ensemble, Bustan, draws equally on Western and Middle Eastern classical traditions and jazz improvisation to create a stunningly original world of sound.

Taiseer Elias is regularly cited as one of the foremost oud players in the Middle East, Zohar Fresco is a leading hand percussionist on the world stage, and their virtuosity is matched by their partners Amir Milstein (flute) and Emmanuel Mann (electric bass). The quartet consists of core members of Bustan Abraham, the band that through mastery and innovative synthesis of music from the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas revolutionized the world music scene in Israel in the early 90s and brought a fresh voice from Israel to the world stage as it toured abroad annually from 1993 to 2003.

March 29, 2012

Teslim, San Rafael, CA, 29 Mar 2012

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Thursday, March 29 - 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Civic Center Library,
San Rafael, CA
More info: marinlibrary.org/locations

April 3, 2012

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Overland Park, KS, 3 Apr, 2012

Yuval RonYuval Ron Ensemble Concert tour in Kansas
Mideast Music, Song, and Sufi Devotional Whirling
The Yuval Ensemble presents an Interfaith Feast

Lewis and Shirley White Theatre, Jewish Community Center,
5801 W 115th Street,
Overland Park, KS.
$10/adult; $5/student-reserved seats purchased through the JCC Theatre Box Office, (913) 327-8054.
Free parking adjacent to the building.
Contact: Jill Maidhof, Director of Jewish Life and Learning (913) 327-8077

On April 3rd - just days before spring religious festivals - The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, with the endorsement of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, is proud to present the Yuval Ron Ensemble. Formed in 1999, this group consists of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian artists who by their performances endeavor to nurture peace and fellowship between historically opposing people in the middle east.

The result is a stunning feast for the eyes and the ears, as musicians combining sacred musical traditions and songs of the middle east play in concert behind Sufi devotional dancing performed by a whirling dervish. Following their performance, the group will receive questions from the audience and speak about their mission, their passion, and their experiences.

Presented by: the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (JCC)
Endorsed by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council

April 4, 2012

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Manhattan, KS, 4 Apr, 2012

Yuval RonYuval Ron Ensemble Concert tour in Kansas

Christian Music of the Holy Land

What kind of music would Jesus have heard 2000 years ago in Jerusalem? This session will present and explore music of the ancient biblical Hebrew, Yemenite and Babylonian musical traditions, music of the early Armenian church, and Christian Maronite musical traditions.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilson Worship Center located in Jolliffe Hall,
Manhattan Christian College,
Anderson at 14th Street,
Manhattan, KS 66506

This workshop is free and open to the public. Parking: Limited parking available in the Beach Museum of Art lot directly across Anderson from Jolliffe Hall or on street. For More Info: Call (785) 539-3571

Hebrew Music of Biblical Time
5:30-7:00 PM
The Ojai Foundation,
9739 Ojai Santa Paula Road,
Ojai CA 93023

Seminar, accommodation and 5 meals: $389, for those of choose to stay off-site and attend sessions only: $309. Space is Limited and may sell out! - please reserve early! RSVP and more info: Tel: 805-646-8343

This session will include demonstration and discussion of the music and poetry of the first temple in Jerusalem, the unique Hebrew tribe of musicians (the Levites), the heritage of King David, and Kabalistic music and its lasting impact of Sacred Hebrew Music.

Teslim, Bolinas, CA, 4 Apr 2012

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Wednesday, April 4 - 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Fairfax Library,
Fairfax, CA
More info: marinlibrary.org/locations

April 14, 2012

Mimouna celebration, Brookline, MA, 14 Apr, 2012

Mimouna Extravaganza
Featuring the special guest entertainer Lior Adaki,
Singing Oriental (Mizrachi), Israeli, and Arabic Music Hits!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Brookline, MA

Doors Open 8:30 p.m.
Traditional Hors D'Oevres
Cash Bar
Cost $25
RSVP/Tickets: (617) 738-5038

Terbhou Ou Tsaadou!
May You Prosper & Feast!
Annette Zrihen & the Staff of HaKesher
www.HaKesherOnline.com

What is Mimouna?

Mimouna is a traditional North African (Moroccan) Jewish celebration held the day after Passover.
It marks the start of spring and the return to eating chametz (i.e., leavened bread and bread by-products that are forbidden throughout the week of Passover).
Traditionally, the night’s activities consisted of visiting home after home, singing songs, exchanging greetings and blessings, and sampling a token food at each house.

April 30, 2012

Mira Awad, NYC, 30 Apr 2012

April 30, 9:30pm
The Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St.
NYC

Mira Awad returns to NY with her own Arabic Fusion concert.
Vivacious and Talented Israeli Palestinian singer, actress, songwriter brings her beautiful Arabic Fusion sound to NY's Metropolitan Room on Monday, April 30, at 9:30pm. Accompanied by virtuoso Israeli guitarist Shai Alon, Mira evokes the modern Middle East with all its complexity and exotic beauty.

Following her triumphant concert with singer, peace activist Noa at Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Mira returns to connect with her New York audience in the more intimate, warm setting of one of the city's most popular cabaret venues - The Metropolitan Room.

$20 cover, 2 drink minimum.

ABOUT MIRA AWAD
Singer, songwriter and actress. She participated in the Eurovision song contest 2009 alongside Noa with the song "There must be another way" from their duet album carrying the same name, released by Universal Music. Her debut solo album "Bahlawan-Acrobat" was released in May 2009, and was produced by famous guitarist Amos Ever-Hadani. She was signed as a Sony Spain artist in 2011 and released her second album "All my faces" with musical producer Carlos Jean.

Click here to listen

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May 13, 2012

Lily Henley & Band, Montpelier, VT, 13 May, 2012

Lily Henley & Band

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 6pm
The Skinny Pancake
89 Main St,
Montpelier, VT 05602-3168

Drawing on her roots in both Americana and Middle Eastern music traditions, Lily Henley has begun to forge a unique musical path for herself as a versatile singer, songwriter and fiddle player. Her repertoire spans three languages and combines original material with ear-catching arrangements of traditional songs and melodies. Along with her band, comprised of some of acoustic music's most accomplished young instrumentalists, Lily's sound is at once familiar and refreshingly new.

May 14, 2012

Lily Henley & Band, Burlington, VT, 14 May, 2012

Lily Henley & Band

Sunday, May 14, 2012, 6pm

Radio Bean Coffeehouse
8 N. Winooski Ave.,
Burlington, VT 0540

Drawing on her roots in both Americana and Middle Eastern music traditions, Lily Henley has begun to forge a unique musical path for herself as a versatile singer, songwriter and fiddle player. Her repertoire spans three languages and combines original material with ear-catching arrangements of traditional songs and melodies. Along with her band, comprised of some of acoustic music's most accomplished young instrumentalists, Lily's sound is at once familiar and refreshingly new.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/315547058514208/

May 16, 2012

Common Chords, Los Angeles, CA, 16 May, 2012


May 16, 2013, 8pm: Common Chords—the multifaith ensemble led by Salman Ahmad (Junoon) and
Yale Strom (Hot Pstromi), with internationally acclaimed musicians Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals), Samir Chatterjee (tabla), Mark Dresser (bass), Sunny Jain (percussion), Tripp Sprague (reeds) and Lou Fanucchi (accordion)—brings their intense, high energy musical collaboration of klezmer, jazz, bhangra and Sufi rock to the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. $35 general, $30 members, $25 full-time students. For reservations: (310) 440-4500. For more information about Common Chords: www.CommonChordsMusic.com.
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June 4, 2012

Common Chords, San Diego, CA, 4 Jun, 2012

June 4th, 7:30pm
Common Chords—the multifaith ensemble led by Salman Ahmad (Junoon) and
Yale Strom (Hot Pstromi), with internationally acclaimed musicians Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals), Samir Chatterjee (tabla), Mark Dresser (bass), Sunny Jain (percussion), Tripp Sprague (reeds) and Lou Fanucchi (accordion)—headlines the San Diego Jewish Arts Festival this year. Common Chords brings their intense, high energy musical collaboration of klezmer, jazz, bhangra and Sufi rock to the Lyceum Stage at the San Diego Rep, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. $18. For reservations: (619) 544-1000 or www.sdrep.org. For more information about Common Chords: www.CommonChordsMusic.com.

July 20, 2012

The Moors, Hastings Old Town, UK, 20 July 2012

The Moors back at the Jenny Lind

The band returns to the Jenny Lind in Hastings Old Town for the second time this year next Friday 20 July.

Starts at 8.30, and on until they shut us up.

http://www.the-moors.com
http://www.facebook.com/themoorsband
http://www.youtube.com/user/moorshastings/

October 26, 2012

Labyrinth, Teslim, Kitka, Santa Cruz, CA, 26 Oct 2012

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 8 pm
Santa Cruz, CA

Labyrinth-Teslim-Kitka Concert featuring:
Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble
Teslim
With bassist Miles Jay

Holy Cross Church
126 High St., Santa Cruz

Tickets and more information:
1.800.838.3006

October 27, 2012

Labyrinth, Teslim, Kitka, Oakland, CA, 27 Oct 2012

TeslimLabyrinth-Teslim-Kitka Concert featuring:
Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble
Teslim
With bassist Miles Jay

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012 8 pm
First Unitarian Church
685 14th St. Oakland CA

Tickets and more information:
1.800.838.3006

October 28, 2012

Labyrinth, Teslim, Kitka, Davis, CA, 28 Oct 2012

TeslimLabyrinth-Teslim-Kitka Concert featuring:
Ross Daly & Kelly Thoma
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble
Teslim
With bassist Miles Jay

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 7 pm
Village Home Community Center
26631 Portage Bay East
Davis CA

Click here for more information

Jaffa Road CD Release Concert, Toronto, ON, Canada, 28 Oct 2012

jaffa roadJaffa Road
CD Release Concert
Sunday, Oct 28, 8:30pm

Hugh's Room
2261 Dundas St. W.
$20 advance, $22,50 door
doors/dinner open 6pm
416 531 6604
www.hughsroom.com

November 20, 2012

Mira Awad, NYC, 20 Nov, 2012

Mira AwadMira Awad "Arabic Fusion"
The Metropolitan Room
Tuesday November 20, 2013 @ 7:00pm
$20 cover, 2 drink minimum.
Buy your tickets here

ABOUT MIRA AWAD
Singer, songwriter and actress. She participated in the Eurovision song contest 2009 alongside Noa with the song "There must be another way" from their duet album carrying the same name, released by Universal Music. Her debut solo album "Bahlawan-Acrobat" was released in May 2009, and was produced by famous guitarist Amos Ever-Hadani. She was signed as a Sony Spain artist in 2011 and released her second album "All my faces" with musical producer Carlos Jean.

Click here to listen
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Mira Awad @ The Metropolitan Room

December 8, 2012

Sephardic World Jam, Brooklyn, NY, 8 Dec 2012

Zion80Jewish Music Cafe
Sefardic World Jam
Featuring
Samuel Thomas, Elie Massias, Yoshie Fruchter, Eric Platz
and Special Guests!

December 8th, 8:30pm
Iyyun
650 Sackett Street (Between 3rd and 4h Avenue)
Park Slope Brooklyn
$12 cover

February 3, 2013

David Buchbinder & Roula Said, Toronto, ON, Canada, 3 Feb 2013

Buchbinder-SaidDavid Buchbinder & Roula Said
An intimate concert in one of Toronto's best new music venues

Sunday, February 3, 8pm
@MUSIDEUM
401 Richmond Street West (just east of Spadina)
$15
Seating is limited, so please call or email to reserve
416-599-7323

David (trumpet & vocals) & Roula (vocals, qanun and persuccion), partners in music and life, bring together worlds as they play Roma, Arabic and Jewish music along with David's original world jazz compositions. David is known as the leader of the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, the Odessa/Havana project, and his eponymous jazz ensemble. Between them, these projects have been nominated for 5 JUNOs, won one, and won a Canadian Folk Music Award. Roula has for many years been known as one of the city's most soulful Middle Eastern dancers, and has more recently stepped out as a lead vocalist, with Nomadica, her own Arabic project, and (this week) as a guest soloist at Soundstream's Koerner Hall concert. For this Musideum gig, David & Roula are accompanied by three up-and-comers, Demetri Petsalakis, oud & guitar, R.J. Satchithnanthan bass & trombone and Jaash Singh, percussion.

March 5, 2013

Tim Sparks and Noah Lubin, Cambridge, MA, 5 March 2013

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Tue, 5 Mar 2013, 7:30pm
Club Passim
47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, MA

Boston Jewish Music FestivalThe legendary folk club, Passim's, is the perfect setting for an intimate evening of acoustic music.

Tim Sparks
Tim Sparks is an award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world. Guitar Player Magazine has called his music "Fresh, exotic, and totally cool." Tim has released 3 highly acclaimed cd's of Jewish inspired music on John Zorn's Tzaddik record label.

Noah Lubin
An exciting BJMF discovery, singer/songwriter Noah Lubin combines gritty, soulful vocals with heartfelt music shaped by his Jewish beliefs. Noah recently moved to Boston from Israel and has often appeared onstage with Matisyahu.

Tickets for the concert are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and can be purchased by clicking here.

For further info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events

April 4, 2013

Teslim, Fairfax, CA, 4 Apr 2013

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Wednesday, April 4 - 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Fairfax Library,
Fairfax, CA

May 16, 2013

Common Chords, Los Angeles, CA, 16 May, 2013

Common Chords

Thursday, May 16, 8:00 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
Tix/info:
tickets.skirball.org

Be here for an unforgettable concert by Common Chords, a gathering of highly accomplished musicians from different cultures and religions, led by famed Pakistani singer/guitarist Salman Ahmad (Junoon) and world-renowned klezmer violinist Yale Strom.

Their music combines rock, klezmer, jazz, bhangra, Indian, Sufi, and qawwali into a new and distinct hybrid, brilliantly executed by Ahmad, Strom, vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz, tabla master Samir Chatterjee, bassist Mark Dresser, dhol player Sunny Jain (Red Baraat), accordionist Lou Fanucchi, and saxophone and flute player Tripp Sprague.

Presented as part of the Skirball’s new concert series, Journeys and Encounters, presenting surprising collaborations between musicians of diverse genres.

June 4, 2013

Mira Awad, NYC, 4 Jun, 2013

Mira AwadMira Awad "Arabic Fusion"

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7pm
Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

Tix: $20 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440 or to order online visit www.metropolitanroom.com

Singing songs that reflect her unique perspective as a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira weaves together her passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a rich tapestry of sounds, songs and observations. Awad, who sings in English and Arabic (with some Hebrew), and plays guitar, is joined by Shai Alon on guitar.

Born in Rameh in Galilee to a Palestinian father and a Bulgarian mother, Awad stars on one of Israel’s most popular television shows, Arab Labor, a comedy that tackles the thornier aspects of Jewish and Arab co-existence. A highly recognizable figure in Israel, Awad has proven to be a widely liked and persuasive advocate for the cause of equality and peaceful co-existence between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. She concertizes frequently across Europe and Israel. In 2009 she co-wrote the hit song “There Must Be Another Way” with her friend, the singer Achinoam Nini. The song represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, where it was a finalist.

Awad has also starred on stage in musicals like “My Fair Lady,” and again on television in a hotly contested season of Israel’s version of Dancing with the Stars. Her debut solo album, “Bahlawan-Acrobat” was released in 2009.

June 5, 2013

Mira Awad, NYC, 5 Jun, 2013

Mira AwadMira Awad "Arabic Fusion"

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7pm
Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

Tix: $20 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440 or to order online visit www.metropolitanroom.com

Singing songs that reflect her unique perspective as a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira weaves together her passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a rich tapestry of sounds, songs and observations. Awad, who sings in English and Arabic (with some Hebrew), and plays guitar, is joined by Shai Alon on guitar.

Born in Rameh in Galilee to a Palestinian father and a Bulgarian mother, Awad stars on one of Israel’s most popular television shows, Arab Labor, a comedy that tackles the thornier aspects of Jewish and Arab co-existence. A highly recognizable figure in Israel, Awad has proven to be a widely liked and persuasive advocate for the cause of equality and peaceful co-existence between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. She concertizes frequently across Europe and Israel. In 2009 she co-wrote the hit song “There Must Be Another Way” with her friend, the singer Achinoam Nini. The song represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, where it was a finalist.

Awad has also starred on stage in musicals like “My Fair Lady,” and again on television in a hotly contested season of Israel’s version of Dancing with the Stars. Her debut solo album, “Bahlawan-Acrobat” was released in 2009.

June 6, 2013

Mira Awad, NYC, 6 Jun, 2013

Mira AwadMira Awad "Arabic Fusion"

Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7pm
Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

Tix: $20 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440 or to order online visit www.metropolitanroom.com

Singing songs that reflect her unique perspective as a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira weaves together her passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a rich tapestry of sounds, songs and observations. Awad, who sings in English and Arabic (with some Hebrew), and plays guitar, is joined by Shai Alon on guitar.

Born in Rameh in Galilee to a Palestinian father and a Bulgarian mother, Awad stars on one of Israel’s most popular television shows, Arab Labor, a comedy that tackles the thornier aspects of Jewish and Arab co-existence. A highly recognizable figure in Israel, Awad has proven to be a widely liked and persuasive advocate for the cause of equality and peaceful co-existence between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. She concertizes frequently across Europe and Israel. In 2009 she co-wrote the hit song “There Must Be Another Way” with her friend, the singer Achinoam Nini. The song represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, where it was a finalist.

Awad has also starred on stage in musicals like “My Fair Lady,” and again on television in a hotly contested season of Israel’s version of Dancing with the Stars. Her debut solo album, “Bahlawan-Acrobat” was released in 2009.

June 7, 2013

Mira Awad, NYC, 7 Jun, 2013

Mira AwadMira Awad "Arabic Fusion"

Friday, June 7, 2013, 7pm
Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

Tix: $20 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440 or to order online visit www.metropolitanroom.com

Singing songs that reflect her unique perspective as a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira weaves together her passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a rich tapestry of sounds, songs and observations. Awad, who sings in English and Arabic (with some Hebrew), and plays guitar, is joined by Shai Alon on guitar.

Born in Rameh in Galilee to a Palestinian father and a Bulgarian mother, Awad stars on one of Israel’s most popular television shows, Arab Labor, a comedy that tackles the thornier aspects of Jewish and Arab co-existence. A highly recognizable figure in Israel, Awad has proven to be a widely liked and persuasive advocate for the cause of equality and peaceful co-existence between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. She concertizes frequently across Europe and Israel. In 2009 she co-wrote the hit song “There Must Be Another Way” with her friend, the singer Achinoam Nini. The song represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, where it was a finalist.

Awad has also starred on stage in musicals like “My Fair Lady,” and again on television in a hotly contested season of Israel’s version of Dancing with the Stars. Her debut solo album, “Bahlawan-Acrobat” was released in 2009.

June 8, 2013

Mira Awad, NYC, 8 Jun, 2013

Mira AwadMira Awad "Arabic Fusion"

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7pm
Metropolitan Room
34 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

Tix: $20 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440 or to order online visit www.metropolitanroom.com

Singing songs that reflect her unique perspective as a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel, Mira weaves together her passions for folk, rock and traditional Middle Eastern music. The result is a rich tapestry of sounds, songs and observations. Awad, who sings in English and Arabic (with some Hebrew), and plays guitar, is joined by Shai Alon on guitar.

Born in Rameh in Galilee to a Palestinian father and a Bulgarian mother, Awad stars on one of Israel’s most popular television shows, Arab Labor, a comedy that tackles the thornier aspects of Jewish and Arab co-existence. A highly recognizable figure in Israel, Awad has proven to be a widely liked and persuasive advocate for the cause of equality and peaceful co-existence between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. She concertizes frequently across Europe and Israel. In 2009 she co-wrote the hit song “There Must Be Another Way” with her friend, the singer Achinoam Nini. The song represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, where it was a finalist.

Awad has also starred on stage in musicals like “My Fair Lady,” and again on television in a hotly contested season of Israel’s version of Dancing with the Stars. Her debut solo album, “Bahlawan-Acrobat” was released in 2009.

July 20, 2013

Jaffa Road, Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, 19-21 July 2013

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July 20, 2013, 1pm
Right Stage
Folk on the Rocks
Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

July 21, 2013

Jaffa Road, Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, 19-21 July 2013

jaffa roadJaffa Road

July 21, 2013
2pm World Stage
5pm Main Stage
Folk on the Rocks
Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

July 26, 2013

Jaffa Road, SE Alaska State Fair, Haines, AK, Canada, 26-28 July 2013

jaffa roadJaffa Road

July 26, 2013
6:30pm Accoustic Stage - Shabbat Service
SE Alaska State Fair
Haines, AK

July 27, 2013

Jaffa Road, SE Alaska State Fair, Haines, AK, 26-28 July 2013

jaffa roadJaffa Road

July 27, 2013
7:30pm Accoustic Stage - Shabbat Service
SE Alaska State Fair
Haines, AK

August 10, 2013

Jaffa Road, Oakville Jazz Fest, Oakville, ON, Canada, 10 Aug 2013

jaffa roadJaffa Road

Aug 10, 2013
Oakville Jazz Festival
Oakville, ON, Canada

August 25, 2013

Jaffa Road, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada, 25 Aug 2013

jaffa roadJaffa Road

Sunday August 25, 1-7pm
Taste of Richmond Hill/Ashkenaz
Richmond Green Park,
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, ON
FREE

December 7, 2013

Pomegranates & Figs, Berkeley, CA, 7 Dec 2013

From Kaila Flexer: "Rather than presenting the annual Pomegranates & Figs event at Zellerbach Hall or The Freight & Salvage, I have chosen a more intimate setting this season with different lineups on two consecutive evenings."

Pomegranates & Figs—Two Concerts

Saturday, December 7
Sunday, December 8

Doors open at 7:00, music at 7:30 for both shows!
$20 donation (all proceeds go to the musicians)
Fifth Street Farms is a house located at
1517 Fifth Street (upstairs) between Cedar and Jones,
Berkeley, CA

Come to either or both nights!
To make reservations (strongly advised to assure you a seat): Please call 510 525-9248
Visit Fifth Street Farms online for more information.

The And of Two Trio (Shira Kammen, Kaila Flexer & Tobias Roberson) will perform on Saturday, December 7.

The Teslim Trio (Gari Hegedus, Kaila Flexer and Tobias Roberson) will take the stage on Sunday, December 8.

We're all very excited about some original pieces (including several world premieres!) inspired by the music of Greece, Turkey and the Middle East. We will also present new arrangements of traditional music from these same places. This promises to be two very special evenings of trios.

And now for some completely unrelated news: I have a new obsession: SUCCULENTS!!! I love them--they are quirky, surprising and addictive! I hereby announce this the first Concert/Succulent Exchange.

If (and only if) you want to, please come to the concerts below bearing a small succulent plant. We will have a table on which you can place your plant and at the end of the concert, you can leave with a different succulent!

December 8, 2013

Pomegranates & Figs, Berkeley, CA, 8 Dec 2013

From Kaila Flexer: "Rather than presenting the annual Pomegranates & Figs event at Zellerbach Hall or The Freight & Salvage, I have chosen a more intimate setting this season with different lineups on two consecutive evenings."

Pomegranates & Figs—Two Concerts

Saturday, December 7
Sunday, December 8

Doors open at 7:00, music at 7:30 for both shows!
$20 donation (all proceeds go to the musicians)
Fifth Street Farms is a house located at
1517 Fifth Street (upstairs) between Cedar and Jones,
Berkeley, CA

Come to either or both nights!
To make reservations (strongly advised to assure you a seat): Please call 510 525-9248
Visit Fifth Street Farms online for more information.

The And of Two Trio (Shira Kammen, Kaila Flexer & Tobias Roberson) will perform on Saturday, December 7.

The Teslim Trio (Gari Hegedus, Kaila Flexer and Tobias Roberson) will take the stage on Sunday, December 8.

We're all very excited about some original pieces (including several world premieres!) inspired by the music of Greece, Turkey and the Middle East. We will also present new arrangements of traditional music from these same places. This promises to be two very special evenings of trios.

And now for some completely unrelated news: I have a new obsession: SUCCULENTS!!! I love them--they are quirky, surprising and addictive! I hereby announce this the first Concert/Succulent Exchange.

If (and only if) you want to, please come to the concerts below bearing a small succulent plant. We will have a table on which you can place your plant and at the end of the concert, you can leave with a different succulent!

January 23, 2014

Jaffa Road @ Capacoa World Music Showcase, Toronto, Canada, 23 Jan 2014

Capacoa World Music Showcases presented by Mundial Montreal
jaffa roadJaffa Road, Jorge Miguel, Patricia Cano, Malika Tirolian

Thursday Jan 23 8Pm, but come early for dinner, the food is great
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6J 1T9 Canada
(416) 588-0307

$15 general public (FREE for CAPACOA badge holders)

January 30, 2014

Yiddish Art Trio & Veretski Pass, San Francisco, CA, 30 Jan 2014

Yiddish Art Trio & Veretski Pass

Thu, Jan 30, 2014, 7:30pm
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA

The Yiddish Art Trio features three of the top Klezmer musicians in New York today. Blending infectious traditional melodies with new compositions, sumptuous chamber music-like arrangements and breathtaking improvisations, this rising new ensemble is out to redefine the sound of contemporary Klezmer. Veretski Pass plays Old Country Music with origins in the Ottoman Empire. They collage Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles with seamlessly integrated original compositions.

The Yiddish Art Trio is : Patrick Farrell, accordion; Benjy Fox-Rosen, voice and bass; Michael Winograd, clarinet. Veretski Pass is : Cookie Segelstein, violin, viola; Joshua Horowitz, chromatic button accordion, cimbalom; Stuart Brotman, bass, basy (cello), tilinca and baraban.

Admission: $15-20. Doors at 7:00 Show at 7:30.

Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event. Please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets.

More info: redpoppyarthouse.org/event/yiddish-art-trio-veretski-pass/

February 8, 2014

4th Annual Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show, Garden City, Idaho, 8 Feb 2014

4th Annual Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show

Feb 8, 2014, 9pm
Visual Arts Collective
3638 Osage Street,
Garden City, Idaho

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/720245077999210/

February 9, 2014

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Cambridge, MA, 9 Feb 2014

Guy Mendilow Ensemble Presents: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom With special guests: A Besere Velt Sunday, February 9th, 4:30PM Club Passim 47 Palmer Street, Harvard Square Cambridge MA Get tickets here! *Note: We will be live streaming my upcoming concert at Club Passim, which starts at 4:30pm EST on February 9. Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in! You can purchase online tickets on a pay-what-you-want basis starting now at www.concertwindow.com/shows/3052-guy-mendilow-duo. The webshow will not be recorded - it's offered in real time. I hope you can join us!

February 23, 2014

Heartbeat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Watertown, MA, 23 Feb 2014

Heartbeat

Sun, Feb 23, 4pm
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St
Watertown, MA

Preferred seating $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Regular seating $18 in advance, $20 at the door. $10 students.
Click here to buy tickets.

Heartbeat uses popular music as a tool to bring Israeli and Palestinian youth together. Music is a powerful way to engage young people in dialogue and holds a natural means to share their trust-building experience with a much wider audience. A good song can spread far beyond the studio where it was created, potentially influencing millions through concerts, videos and recordings. Heartbeat creates opportunities for young Israeli and Palestinian musicians to build trust and work together to create a better future through music. This concert of enthusiastic, creative contemporary and traditional music is presented in partnership with Congregation B'nai Or of Boston.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/heartbeat/.

February 28, 2014

Moroccan-themed Musical Shabbat, Wilmette, IL, 28 Feb 2014

Moroccan-themed Musical Shabbat

Friday, 28 Feb, 2014, 7:30pm
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Ave.
Wilmette, Illinois

Join Cantorial Soloist Adam Davis and world music ensemble Lamajamal on a musical journey through the melodies and maqams of Jewish Morocco! We'll explore exciting, exotic sounds of Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier, Essouira, Rabat and the Atlas mountains in this special Shabbat service at Sukkat Shalom celebrating the rich musical heritage of Moroccan Jewry. A tasty Moroccan-themed oneg follows!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1406149229636519/

March 2, 2014

Hebrew Play Live with Noa Barankin @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Brookline, MA, 2 Mar 2014

Hebrew Play Live with Noa Barankin

Sun, Mar 2, 3pm
Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA

Admission is $18 per family in advance, $20 at the door.
Click here to buy tickets.

Noa joins Hebrew Play Live for a musical exploration of song and percussion using different instruments and movement activities designed for preschoolers and their families. A talented singer, dancer and drummer, Noa was a member of “Tararam,” the Israeli rhythm and dance company and star of the musical “Tararam Kids.” She will lead a musical reading of Israeli children’s books including Tiras Cham – Hot Corn – תירס חם by Miriam Roth and Hatzmoret HaMiflatzot Hakzev – The Monsters of the Rhythm Orchestra - תזמורת מפלצות הקצב by Ami Rubinger. Art activity and kosher snacks will follow the performance. Presented by Hebrew Play of Boston, the festivities are in Hebrew yet accessible to all.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/hebrew-play-live-with-noa-barankin/.

Klezmer Jam, dance, open mic, Winnewood, PA, 2 Mar 2014

Sunday Mar 2, 2014 (first Sunday of the month), 1pm-3pm
Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Wynnewood, PA.

The fun is free,
but donations are welcome and tax deductible!

Bring your instrument,
your dancing shoes,
your voice and your family
for this Community Klezmer Initiative event.

Tel: 610-389-6036
Contact Community Klezmer Initiative for more details.
sponsored by the Community Klezmer Initiative
www.communityklezmer.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Klezmer-Initiative/267482953413191

Aaron Bensoussan, Moroccan Soul, Frank London @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Boston, MA, 1 Mar 2014

Aaron Bensoussan and Moroccan Soul featuring Frank London

Sun, Mar 2, 7:00pm
Temple Emanuel
365 Ward St.
Newton, MA

Singing, dancing or playing the oud, Moroccan-born cantor Aaron Bensousson is a charismatic performer creating dynamic contemporary versions of Sephardic melodies and mystical piyyutim. The creative arrangements of Frank London of the Klezmatics and a cast of musical friends are sure to make this a most memorable evening. Presented with Temple Emanuel of Newton.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Purchase tickets by clicking here

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/aaron-bensoussan-and-moroccan-soul-featuring-frank-london/.

Yemen Blues @ Sephardic Music Fest, LA, CA, 2 Mar 2014

Yemen Blues

Sun, Mar 2, 2014, 7pm
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
California State University
5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: $30, $35, $40. (CSULA students • $15. Other students • $20.)
Tickets available via Luckman Box Office.

Yemen Blues coexist in both the past and the present; they are timeless and modern. Fronted by acclaimed vocalist Ravid Kahalani, the group mies the music of Yemen and West Africa with funk, mambo, soul, and ancient chanting styles. Conjuring up a rich and diverse musical palette with the use of percussion, oud, horns, and strings, their myriad influences carry over to the stage, where the ensemble navigates from the boisterous to the romantic and from joyous celebration to anguished balladry.

More info: www.luckmanarts.org/events/yemen-blues.html

March 5, 2014

ucLadino Symposium @ Sephardic Music Fest, LA, CA, 5-6 Mar 2014

ucLadino

5-6 Mar, 2014
UCLA

The theme of ucLADINO’s third annual symposium is Judeo-Spanish revitalization efforts in all spheres and domains, with particular focus toward the 21st century. Renowned scholars, graduate students, professors and community activists from a variety of disciplines will present research and discuss programming efforts in Judeo-Spanish speaking communities across the globe.

More info: www.cjs.ucla.edu/students/ucladino.html

March 6, 2014

ucLadino Symposium @ Sephardic Music Fest, LA, CA, 5-6 Mar 2014

ucLadino

5-6 Mar, 2014
UCLA

The theme of ucLADINO’s third annual symposium is Judeo-Spanish revitalization efforts in all spheres and domains, with particular focus toward the 21st century. Renowned scholars, graduate students, professors and community activists from a variety of disciplines will present research and discuss programming efforts in Judeo-Spanish speaking communities across the globe.

More info: www.cjs.ucla.edu/students/ucladino.html

March 14, 2014

Shir Hashirim with Members of Qadim @ Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 14 Mar, 2014

publicity photoShir Hashirim: Song of Songs Minyan
Featuring Members of Qadim Ensemble

Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA
Free; Donations welcome

Part of the 29th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/shir-hashirim-with-members-of-qadim

March 15, 2014

Purim Extravaganza, Berkeley, CA, 15 Mar, 2014

PURIM EXTRAVAGANZA! in the Ashkenaz style: the Aquarian Minyan Ultimate Purim Party! Special food, special music, special theatrics, costumes, and the traditional Megillah reading, followed by satirical theatrics by the Purim Shpiellers. The versatile band Adama closes the night, with dancing led by klezmer dance maven Bruce Bierman to a klezmer, Ladino, Middle Eastern, Yiddish, Hasidic fusion. Come in costumeand and bring your favorite noisemakers and be ready to use them at the mention of you-know-who’s name!

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014, 7pm
Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo,
Berkeley, CA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1468593736693037/

March 20, 2014

Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis + Yair Dalal @ Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 20 Mar, 2014

publicity photoDudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis + Yair Dalal

Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Yoshi’s San Francisco,
1330 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA

Tickets $30 advance / $32 at the door
29th JMF Festival Pass applies

Dudu Tassa is a bona fide Israeli rock star: one of the nation’s most beloved singer/songwriters and most-called guitarists-on-demand. He has released eight albums, produced numerous others, and composed for television and cinema. In this performance, he and his band sing the songs of Tassa’s grandfather and great-uncle, Saleh and Daud Al-Kuwaiti. Performing as the Al-Kuwaiti brothers, they were two of the greatest composer-musicians in Baghdad during the first half of the 20th century and acclaimed innovators of modern Iraqi music. They’re still highly esteemed in the Arab world.

Tassa saluted them in his 2011 album “Dudu Tassa and the Al Kuwaitis,” singing their songs in Arabic and Hebrew, and integrating them with Iraqi, Middle Eastern, and Israeli rock music. The album, a top seller in Israel, also features archival materials from the Kuwaitis and singer Faiza Rushdie as well as contributions by contemporary oud master Yair Dalal. Dalal will join Tassa and his band – featuring qanun (Middle Eastern zither), violin, cello, keyboards, guitars, bass and drums – on stage at Yoshi’s San Francisco as a special guest. Concert produced with generous support from the Israel Center & the Consulate General of Israel in San Francisco

Part of the 29th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/dudu-tassa

April 30, 2014

Tufts Takht, Jumbo Knish Factory, Medford, MA, 30 April, 2014

Tufts Takht and the Jumbo Knish Factory in Concert. These two groups present a joint program featuring music from Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Israel, and Eastern Europe. Kareem Roustom and Michael McLaughlin, directors. Free; no tickets required.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Distler Performance Hall
Granoff Music Center
Tufts University's Medford/Somerville campus.

May 5, 2014

Jaffa Road, Toronto, Canada, 5 May, 2014

jaffa roadJaffa Road

Monday, May 5at 7:30pm
Holy Blossom Temple
1950 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5P 3K9

Community celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut featuring a concert by Jaffa Road

Facebook: hwww.facebook.com/events/784901008187972/

May 31, 2014

Yuval Ron Ensemble, Santa Monica, CA, 31 May, 2014

Folkworks Presents: Rose Garden of Peace
A new concert program of the Yuval Ron Ensemble
Soulful Music of the Mid-East, the poetry and stories of Persia's mystic Sufi poet Hafiz, and sacred Hebrew Dance.

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Parking and Directions: fpcsantamonica.org/visit-first-pres/directions-parking/
Advance tickets: $20, At the door: $25, Preferred Vip seating: $45 for 1-2nd row plus a bonus autographed promo DVD of Soul of Spain of Yuval Ron Ensemble.
Advance tickets available at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/534180.
For RSVP and more info: 818-785-3839.

Featuring:
The stunning voice of Ayana Haviv, sacred dance artist Mayaya, and special guest Persian singer Fereshteh Dehghani
with: Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian, Percussionists Jamie Papish and David Martinely, Virginie Alimian - Kanoun, Carolyne Aycaguer - Harmonium, and Yuval Ron - Oud, Saz, Cumbus and Artistic Director
Guest dancers: Ariel Kasha and Devon Estrella
Special Guests: Silan - violin & vocals, Emily Babbitt - vocals, David Celia - percussion, Ashod - accordion

October 4, 2014

Syrian Culture Days, Bécs, Austria, 4-6 Oct 2014

Syrian Culture Days

Oct 4 - Oct 6, starting 7pm Oct 4 - 11pm Oct 6
MuTh - Musik und Theater -
Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben
Am Augartenspitz 1 (Früher: Obere Augartenstrasse 1 E),
1020 Bécs, Austria

+43 1 3478080

A Celebration of Life and Arts

More than 21 Syrian and European Artists from all over Europe are gathered together in Vienna as part of the activities of : رابطة المرأة العربية النمسا - Verein für Arabische Frauen
to celebrate life and Syrian culture .
8 performances of Dance . theater and music concerts over two days !

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/826066950737532/

October 5, 2014

Syrian Culture Days, Bécs, Austria, 4-6 Oct 2014

Syrian Culture Days

Oct 4 - Oct 6, starting 7pm Oct 4 - 11pm Oct 6
MuTh - Musik und Theater -
Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben
Am Augartenspitz 1 (Früher: Obere Augartenstrasse 1 E),
1020 Bécs, Austria

+43 1 3478080

A Celebration of Life and Arts

More than 21 Syrian and European Artists from all over Europe are gathered together in Vienna as part of the activities of : رابطة المرأة العربية النمسا - Verein für Arabische Frauen
to celebrate life and Syrian culture .
8 performances of Dance . theater and music concerts over two days !

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/826066950737532/

October 6, 2014

Syrian Culture Days, Bécs, Austria, 4-6 Oct 2014

Syrian Culture Days

Oct 4 - Oct 6, starting 7pm Oct 4 - 11pm Oct 6
MuTh - Musik und Theater -
Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben
Am Augartenspitz 1 (Früher: Obere Augartenstrasse 1 E),
1020 Bécs, Austria

+43 1 3478080

A Celebration of Life and Arts

More than 21 Syrian and European Artists from all over Europe are gathered together in Vienna as part of the activities of : رابطة المرأة العربية النمسا - Verein für Arabische Frauen
to celebrate life and Syrian culture .
8 performances of Dance . theater and music concerts over two days !

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/826066950737532/

November 8, 2014

Nomadica, Toronto, Canada, 8 Nov 2014

Nomadica
Saturday November 8th, 9pm @ May Cafe
876 Dundas Street West ,Toronto,
(between Manning and Claremont)
Toronto, ON, Canada

Following up on a sold out performance at the Jazz-FM World Music Festival held at Hugh's Room in August, Nomadica returns to the stage to once again bring you the rich, soulful and righteously celebratory musics of the Arabs, Gypsies and Jews, with a heavily funky rhythmic section.

November 13, 2014

Piyyut: Hebrew poetry and World music, Berkeley, CA, 13 Nov 2014

Piyyut: Hebrew Poetry and World Music
Robert Alter, Yair Harel, and the Tafillalt Ensemble

Thursday November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life,
2121 Allston Way,
Berkeley, CA

Visit magnes.org for tickets and more information

Hebrew poems (piyyutim), chanted for centuries across the Diaspora, have been adapted to different melodies, evolving into a form of "Jewish world music" with roots in Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East.
This singing tradition, a core component of synagogue practice, has also entered secular life in Israel through public performances, workshops, and performing arts festivals, and is now spreading to North America. The program will include words by Professor Robert Alter, and a performance of traditional and contemporary musical interpretations by Schusterman Visiting Artist Yair Harel and the Ensemble Tafillalt (Jerusalem).

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1497225663890876/

November 17, 2014

Klezmer Mondays at Saul's, Berkeley, CA, 17 Nov 2014

Balkan and Middle Eastern music

November 17, 2014, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck,
Berkeley, CA
No cover; $10 minimum purchase
(510) 848-3354

November 24, 2014

Klezmer Mondays at Saul's, Berkeley, CA, 24 Nov 2014

Balkan and Middle Eastern music

November 24, 2014, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck,
Berkeley, CA
No cover; $10 minimum purchase
(510) 848-3354

December 18, 2014

Jewish Nightlife: An Evening of Celebration with Poetry and Music, Berkeley, CA, 18 Dec 2014

Jewish Nightlife: An Evening of Celebration with Poetry and Music | Featuring UC Berkeley Students and the Piyut Bay Area Project directed by Yair Harel


Thursday, December 18, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
The Magnes
2121 Allston Way,
Berkeley, California 94704

Jewish Nightlife is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the nexus between the ritual performance of Jewish texts and social changes across Jewish history, including Hebrew poetry, music, and synagogue liturgy in Europe, in North Africa, the Middle East, and present-day Israel.

During the Fall Semester 2014, the project involved research, teaching, performance, and community participation. Thirty UC Berkeley undergraduate students participated in a new UC Berkeley course, team-taught by dr. Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes, and Yair Harel, Schusterman Visiting Artist. During the same period, a group comprised of graduate students, artists, educators and clergy from the San Francisco Bay Area met weekly at The Magnes, researching and performing piyyutim, or Hebrew liturgical poems.

To celebrate the completion of this project, the program will include solo and ensemble performances by UC Berkeley students (5-6 pm) and participants in the Piyut Bay Area Project (7-8 pm), led by Yair Harel.

The program is free and open to the public.

Tix: www.magnes.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1401912946766383/

Animal Torah CD Release Party, Berkeley, CA, 18 Dec 2014

Animal Torah CD Release Party


December 6, 2014 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Lander~Grinspoon Academy
257 Prospect St,
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

Come watch a puppet show of "The Joseph Trilogy" -- the three parshiyot featuring Joseph, as told by Sneferu the Rat, Moot the Cow, and Panya the Cat, respectively! Make your own dream cow puppet, hear live klezmer music, and celebrate the release of Anna Sobel's new Jewish storytelling CD, Animal Torah! All ages welcome. And if you can't make it, message me privately to order a copy of the CD. They'll make great Chanukkah presents for kids and kids at heart alike!

Sponsored by Beit Ahavah, Congregation B'nei Israel, the Jewish Community of Amherst, PJ Library, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1516937061907474/

January 2, 2015

Casco Bay Tummlers w/Eric LaPerna, Portland, ME, 2 Jan 2015

The Casco Bay Tummlers

Friday, January 2, 6:00 - 8:00
Blue
650 Congress St.
Portland, ME

No door charge, but your donations are appreciated.

In November, three of us - Carl on flutes and guitar, John on bass and Steve on clarinet and sax - once again had a chance to play with Maine's own master of Middle Eastern percussion, Eric LaPerna. It was so much fun for us (and the audience) we sought out a venue for that lineup to play more regularly. We're pleased to say that Blue, located right in the middle of Portland (650 Congress St.) and one of the Port City's premier spots for all kinds of music, offered us a monthly appearance.
We'll be kicking it off on the first Friday of 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 and then switching to a regular time of first Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00.

February 5, 2015

Casco Bay Tummlers w/Eric LaPerna, Portland, ME, 5 Feb 2015

The Casco Bay Tummlers

Friday, Feb 5, 7:00 - 9:00
Blue
650 Congress St.
Portland, ME

No door charge, but your donations are appreciated.

In November, three of us - Carl on flutes and guitar, John on bass and Steve on clarinet and sax - once again had a chance to play with Maine's own master of Middle Eastern percussion, Eric LaPerna. It was so much fun for us (and the audience) we sought out a venue for that lineup to play more regularly. We're pleased to say that Blue, located right in the middle of Portland (650 Congress St.) and one of the Port City's premier spots for all kinds of music, offered us a monthly appearance.

March 5, 2015

Casco Bay Tummlers w/Eric LaPerna, Portland, ME, 5 Mar 2015

The Casco Bay Tummlers

Friday, Mar 5, 7:00 - 9:00
Blue
650 Congress St.
Portland, ME

No door charge, but your donations are appreciated.

In November, three of us - Carl on flutes and guitar, John on bass and Steve on clarinet and sax - once again had a chance to play with Maine's own master of Middle Eastern percussion, Eric LaPerna. It was so much fun for us (and the audience) we sought out a venue for that lineup to play more regularly. We're pleased to say that Blue, located right in the middle of Portland (650 Congress St.) and one of the Port City's premier spots for all kinds of music, offered us a monthly appearance.

March 6, 2015

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Sacred Hebrew Chants @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Needham, MA, 6 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Sacred Hebrew Chants

Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 6:15pm
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave
Needham, MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Sacred Hebrew Chants with Cantor Gaston Bogomolni and special guest, Noam Sender, is an opportunity to explore participatory prayers and Hebrew mantras.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Rhythms of Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Weston, MA, 6 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Rhythms of Shabbat

Fri, Mar 6, 2015, 7:30pm
Hineni Renewal Community
Weston MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Rhythms of Shabbat with Reb Mitch Gordon, leading services from the drum, including chanting, meditation, and participatory drumming.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

March 8, 2015

Mahbanoo, Vienna, AT 8 Mar 2015

Diwan Saz @ Boston Jewish Music Festival, W. Newton, MA, 8 Mar 2015

festival logoDiwan Saz

Sat, Mar 8, 2015, 7:00pm
Temple Shalom
175 Temple St.
W. Newton, MA

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tix available online

An exciting Israeli ensemble performing traditional Middle Eastern music from many traditions. Featuring Rabbi David Menachem, a rising star in the revival of piyyutim in Israel; Lubna Saleme featured vocalist with Nazareth Orchestra; and Mohammed Gaddir, a 14-year-old Bedouin singer.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/diwan-saz/

March 13, 2015

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Jazz Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Newton, MA, 13 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Jazz Shabbat

Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 6:15pm
Temple Beth Avodah
45 Puddingstone Lane
Newton MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Jazz Shabbat with flutist Amir Millstein, Israeli and founder of the legendary Bustan Abraham Quartet.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Sharon, MA, 13 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 6:15pm
Temple Sinai
25 Canton St.
Sharon MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Jazz Shabbat with Hebrew College’s Kol Arev Choir and a small klezmer ensemble.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

Songs of Shabbat across the region: Shabbat Songs of Our People @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Nashua, NH, 13 Mar 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Shabbat Songs of Our People

Fri, Mar 13, 2015, 8pm
Temple Beth Abraham
4 Raymond St.
Nashua NH

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

Shabbat Songs of Our People with special guest Cantor Rosalie Gerut, Boston’s hidden gem of Jewish/Yiddish cabaret and folk music.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

March 14, 2015

Diwan Saz & Yair Dalal w/Dror Sinai @Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, 14 Mar 2015

imagesDiwan Saz
Yair Dalal w/Dror Sinai

Sat, Mar 14, 8:30pm
First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA

Tickets: $24 senior, student, JCCEB member / $28 general—purchase tickets online

Diwan Saz: Direct from Israel, this nine-piece Jewish-Muslim-Christian ensemble of master musicians performs a rich variety of music from throughout the Middle and Near East. Featuring virtuosic performances of piyutim, or Jewish liturgical poems, Turkish folk songs, Rumi-inspired compositions, and by a young Bedouin singer whose voice has to be heard to be believed.

Yair Dalal & Dror Sinai: Israeli ‘oud player, violinist and composer Yair Dalal weaves Iraqi and Jewish Arabic music with influences ranging from the Balkans to India.

Part of the 30th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/diwan-saz

April 17, 2015

Jaffa Road @ Shabbat Services, San Francisco 17-18 Apr 2015

jaffa roadJaffa Road
SHABBAT AT CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM (CBS) in San Francisco

Friday April 17 at 6:30 pm sharp
Congregation Beth Shalom
301 14th Avenue (near the corner of Clement Street)
San Francisco, California 94118

Our lead singer Aviva Chernick and Rabbi Aubrey Glazer will be leading Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Services with the full Jaffa Road ensemble.

Saturday morning at 9 AM Aviva will be leading Shabbat services in the incredible sanctuary at CBS, with our dear friend Rabbi Aubrey Glazer.

Saturday Evening at 7:30 (event starts at 7:15, music at 8:30 Pm) we will join Rabbi Glazer to present specially prepared music for the CBS MIMOUNA celebration. This special event celebrates the end of passover and revives a long tradition from the Jewish communities of North Africa.

April 18, 2015

Benefit for scholarship fund, Sudbury, MA, 18 Apr 2015

"Coffeehouse for a cause"
Several cool musicians will be playing original compositions, including singer/songwriter (and former owner of Kolbo Judaica in Brookline) Lev Friedman, percussionist & singer Noam Sender, songwriter Nancy Kaplan, etc. di bostoner klezmer will be playing the Hora, Freylekhs, and Waltz.

Saturday, Apr 18, 2014, 6pm
Temple Beth El
105 Hudson Rd.
Sudbury, MA

Suggested donation:
$18 adult ($30/couple)
$10 children (10 and over)
Includes light refreshments: tea, coffee, soft drinks.
Wine will be available for $5/glass.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1607695909442235

April 19, 2015

Jaffa Road, Matisyahu, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 19 Apr 2015

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SHIR ENERGY MUSIC FESTIVAL at TEMPLE SOLEL

Join us SUNDAY APRIL 19 at 3:15 pm
Temple Solel is in Cardiff By The Sea, a small community just outside of San Diego. We will be on the mainstage at their festival at 3:15 shortly before the headliner MATISYAHU hits the main stage.

On Monday April 20the at noon lead singer Temple Solel and the Leichtag Foundation will present Aviva Chernick doing a vocal workshop at the beautiful Leichtag Ranch in Encinitas.

April 21, 2015

Jaffa Road, Palo Alto, CA 21 Apr 2015

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Tuesday April 21, 2015, 12:30pm sharp
Oshman JCC
Taube Koret Campus
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

The concert will be at 12:30pm sharp. The $15 admission ticket includes a buffet lunch at 11:40. Please reserve in advance by calling Michelle Rosengaus: (650) 223-8616

April 23, 2015

Israel Independence Day w/Jaffa Road, Edmonton, AB, 23 Apr 2015

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Thursday April 23rd. Doors open 5:30pm
Edmonton, JCC
7200-156th St
T5R 1X3 Edmonton

Piyut Workshop, Berkeley, CA, 23 Apr 2015

JCC East Bay presents:
Piyut: Singing to Shavuot -
learn devotional mizrachi music

Thursday, April 23, 7:30-9:00pm Group learning/Singing with Jewlia Eisenberg, Eliana Kissner & Rabbi Dorothy Richman
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street,
Berkeley, CA

April 25, 2015

Israel Independence Day w/Jaffa Road, Toronto, ON, 25 Apr 2015

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Saturday April 25, 2015, 7:30pm
Temple Sinai
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 3B1

Tickets available online

April 30, 2015

Jaffa Road, Lemon Bucket Orchestra @ Ontario Scene, Ottawa, ON, 30 Apr 2015

jaffa roadJaffa Road and Lemon Bucket Orchestra
NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE -OTTAWA

April 30, 2015, 8:00pm
National Arts Centre, Ottawa

ONTARIO SCENE. A special festival that celebrates music from all over Ontario (previous editions of the festival included BC scene and Northern Scene).

May 20, 2015

Piyut Workshop, Berkeley, CA, 20 May 2015

JCC East Bay presents:
Piyut: Singing to Shavuot -
learn devotional mizrachi music

Thursday, May 20, 7:30-9:00pm Group learning/Singing with Cantor Sharon Bernstein & Rabbi Dorothy Richman
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street,
Berkeley, CA

June 3, 2015

Tikkun Leil Shavuot w/Piyut singing, Berkeley, CA, 3 Jun 2015

JCC East Bay presents:
Piyut: Singing to Shavuot - learn devotional mizrachi music

Thursday, June 3, 2015, 6:15pm to 7:00am June 4, 2015
Opportunities to pray, sing and learn piyutim with rabbis, cantors, musicians and teachers
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut Street,
Berkeley, CA

More info: www.jcceastbay.org/clientuploads/2014%20Tikkun%20Leyl%20Shavuot%20Flyer%20Updated.pdf

June 26, 2015

Afrit Nebula, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK, 26 Jun 2015

Afrit Nebula
A Nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust...
Afrit is a powerful demon or monster in Arabian myths...

Friday 26 June. Doors open 7pm
St Leonards' Respond Academy
Silchester Mews
Silchester Road,
St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 0JB

Admission £5 on the door or in advance here

AFRIT NEBULA is a band featuring Ken Edwards (acoustic bass guitar, vocals), Elaine Edwards (tenor & soprano saxes, flute) and Jamie Harris (percussion, vocals).

Ken and Elaine are founder members of The Moors. Jamie played with Trevor Watts both as a duo and in the Celebration Band.

Playing live on , this vibrant new trio explores the music of the Afro-Cuban, Middle East and jazz and rock traditions, and adds something new...

June 28, 2015

Samuel Thomas @ City Winery Brunch, NYC, 28 Jun 2015

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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on June 28, 2015 features the Samuel Thomas.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10 / Children Under 13 - Free
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com

Yair Dalal and Lenka Lichtenberg CD release, Prague, Czech Republic, 28 Jun 2015

Lenka Lichtenberg and Yair DalalYair Dalal and Lenka Lichtenberg in concert.

Sunday, June 28at 7:00pm
Jubilee Synagogue
Jeruzalémská 7, 11000
Prague, Czech Republic

More info: www.facebook.com/events/828677133885293/

November 14, 2015

"on the banks of the Tigris," Boston Jewish Film Festival, Boston, MA, 14 Nov 2015

On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music

Saturday, November 14th, 8:45 pm
Boston Jewish Music Festival
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-369-3393

After Majid Shokor left Iraq for Australia, he began to research the classic Iraqi songs from his childhood, and was surprised to learn that most of the songs were composed by Jews who had left Baghdad for Israel in the early 1950s. Shokor sets off to meet the Jews who shaped Iraq's musical history and embarks on a journey to bring together musicians of different faiths—Jewish, Muslim, and Christian—who share his nostalgia for these well-known tunes.

First Prize Winner of Best Documentary in the Baghdad International Film Festival.

More info/tix: Agile tickets/BJFF

December 1, 2015

Depth of Field: Sephardic Identities on Screen, Berkeley, CA, 1 Dec 2015

Depth of Field: Sephardic Identities on Screen

Tue, Dec 1, 7m
The Magnes
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA

Screening of:

El Gusto
Dir. Safinez Bousbia. Documentary, UK, 2011. 88 min.

Director Safinez Bousbia discovered the story of an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by war 50 years ago, and recently reunited for an exceptional concert. The musicians share a passion they never lost: the soul of Algiers, Chaabi music. After the Algerian Independence in 1962, Jewish musicians fled to France while the Muslim musicians who remained became scattered throughout the vast city of Algiers, lost to each other and forgotten by the world. The surviving musicians formed a 42-member orchestra and called it El Gusto.

Free and open to the public.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/549421708546790/

December 10, 2015

Downtown Lights, Las Vegas, NV, 10 Dec 2015

Temple Sinai Pop-up Shul Presents:
Downtown Lights
*Yiddish and Arab songs both with eastern flavor. Belly dancer, photo exhibit, sufganiyot, and storytelling

Thursday, December 10th, 7pm
Artifice Bar
1025 S. First Street, #100
Las Vegas, NV

$10

More info: www.artificebar.com/event/downtown-lights/

December 18, 2015

Nomadica, Toronto, ON, Canada, 18 Dec 2015

NOMADICA's Yule-Yulation! with special guest Brenna MacCrimmon

Fri, December 18th, 9pm
May Cafe
876 Dundas Street West ,Toronto,
(between Manning and Claremont)
Toronto, ON, Canada

December 27, 2015

Du'ūD, Brooklyn, NY, 27 Dec 2015

Du'ūD

Sunday Dec 27th - 7pm
Barbes
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave)
(7th ave stop on the F train)
Brooklyn, NY

Du'ūD is a new double oud trio of Matt Darriau (reeds),
Brian Prunka & Brandon Terzic (ouds), Philip Mayer (skins).

More info: www.facebook.com/events/1665103683746025/

May 13, 2016

Yuval Ron, Music of the Doshas, San Diego, CA, 13 May 2016

Music of the Doshas
An intimate recital of Music for Healing, Meditation and Well-being based on Ayruvedic Medicine, Sufi and Kabbalistic music of the East.
with
Yuval Ron - Oud
Kenneth Goff - Gongs, harmonium and djembe

May 13, 2016 9:00 PM
North Park Yoga,
3063 University #100,
San Diego CA 92104
RSVP and more info: 619-540-0870
Admission: $20

May 22, 2016

Yuval Ron@Claremont Folk Fest, Claremont, CA, 22 May 2016

2016 Claremont Folk Festival
Featuring: Yuval Ron Ensemble
Quetzal, David Lindley, Tom Morello and more.

May 22, 2016, 4:00-9:00 PM
Sontag Greek Theater,
Pomona College,
300 E Bonita Ave,
Claremont, CA 91711

Admission info: All seating is General Admission, which includes a mix of concrete bench seats, chair seating, and open lawn.
Online tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2527695
Parking info: Free parking will be available at the nearby Pomona College parking structure.

Join us the Claremont Folk Festival for an afternoon and evening of fantastic music, food, beverages and more

July 9, 2016

Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA, 9-16 July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
with: Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Suren Baronian, George Lamam, Hasan Isakkut, Scott Marcus, Dror Sinai, Rowan Storm, Amel Tafsout, Jill Parker, Shoshanna, and more
a week of bliss in the beautiful red wood forest of northern California

July 9-16,2016
Mendocino, CA

Music and dance all day, all night, master musicians and dancers teach beginners, moderate and advance levels, evening concerts by the faculty, and beautiful people in nature making music and dance.....Paradise

For more info and registration, visit: www.middleeastcamp.com/Registration.html
Tel. 310.838.4442

July 10, 2016

Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA, 9-16 July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
with: Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Suren Baronian, George Lamam, Hasan Isakkut, Scott Marcus, Dror Sinai, Rowan Storm, Amel Tafsout, Jill Parker, Shoshanna, and more
a week of bliss in the beautiful red wood forest of northern California

July 9-16,2016
Mendocino, CA

Music and dance all day, all night, master musicians and dancers teach beginners, moderate and advance levels, evening concerts by the faculty, and beautiful people in nature making music and dance.....Paradise

For more info and registration, visit: www.middleeastcamp.com/Registration.html
Tel. 310.838.4442

July 11, 2016

Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA, 9-16 July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
with: Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Suren Baronian, George Lamam, Hasan Isakkut, Scott Marcus, Dror Sinai, Rowan Storm, Amel Tafsout, Jill Parker, Shoshanna, and more
a week of bliss in the beautiful red wood forest of northern California

July 9-16,2016
Mendocino, CA

Music and dance all day, all night, master musicians and dancers teach beginners, moderate and advance levels, evening concerts by the faculty, and beautiful people in nature making music and dance.....Paradise

For more info and registration, visit: www.middleeastcamp.com/Registration.html
Tel. 310.838.4442

July 12, 2016

Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA, 9-16 July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
with: Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Suren Baronian, George Lamam, Hasan Isakkut, Scott Marcus, Dror Sinai, Rowan Storm, Amel Tafsout, Jill Parker, Shoshanna, and more
a week of bliss in the beautiful red wood forest of northern California

July 9-16,2016
Mendocino, CA

Music and dance all day, all night, master musicians and dancers teach beginners, moderate and advance levels, evening concerts by the faculty, and beautiful people in nature making music and dance.....Paradise

For more info and registration, visit: www.middleeastcamp.com/Registration.html
Tel. 310.838.4442

July 13, 2016

Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA, 9-16 July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
with: Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Suren Baronian, George Lamam, Hasan Isakkut, Scott Marcus, Dror Sinai, Rowan Storm, Amel Tafsout, Jill Parker, Shoshanna, and more
a week of bliss in the beautiful red wood forest of northern California

July 9-16,2016
Mendocino, CA

Music and dance all day, all night, master musicians and dancers teach beginners, moderate and advance levels, evening concerts by the faculty, and beautiful people in nature making music and dance.....Paradise

For more info and registration, visit: www.middleeastcamp.com/Registration.html
Tel. 310.838.4442

July 14, 2016

Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA, 9-16 July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
with: Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Suren Baronian, George Lamam, Hasan Isakkut, Scott Marcus, Dror Sinai, Rowan Storm, Amel Tafsout, Jill Parker, Shoshanna, and more
a week of bliss in the beautiful red wood forest of northern California

July 9-16,2016
Mendocino, CA

Music and dance all day, all night, master musicians and dancers teach beginners, moderate and advance levels, evening concerts by the faculty, and beautiful people in nature making music and dance.....Paradise

For more info and registration, visit: www.middleeastcamp.com/Registration.html
Tel. 310.838.4442

July 15, 2016

Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA, 9-16 July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
with: Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Suren Baronian, George Lamam, Hasan Isakkut, Scott Marcus, Dror Sinai, Rowan Storm, Amel Tafsout, Jill Parker, Shoshanna, and more
a week of bliss in the beautiful red wood forest of northern California

July 9-16,2016
Mendocino, CA

Music and dance all day, all night, master musicians and dancers teach beginners, moderate and advance levels, evening concerts by the faculty, and beautiful people in nature making music and dance.....Paradise

For more info and registration, visit: www.middleeastcamp.com/Registration.html
Tel. 310.838.4442

July 16, 2016

Middle East Camp, Mendocino, CA, 9-16 July 2016

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Retreat
with: Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Suren Baronian, George Lamam, Hasan Isakkut, Scott Marcus, Dror Sinai, Rowan Storm, Amel Tafsout, Jill Parker, Shoshanna, and more
a week of bliss in the beautiful red wood forest of northern California

July 9-16,2016
Mendocino, CA

Music and dance all day, all night, master musicians and dancers teach beginners, moderate and advance levels, evening concerts by the faculty, and beautiful people in nature making music and dance.....Paradise

For more info and registration, visit: www.middleeastcamp.com/Registration.html
Tel. 310.838.4442

July 28, 2016

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism, Collegeville, MN, 28-31 July, 2016

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism
Led by Yuval Ron

July 28-31, 2016
Episcopal House of Prayer,
Collegeville, MN 56321

Fee: $435 including accommodations and meals
To register and more info: ehouseofprayer.org/programs

This retreat will provide an experiential spiritual exploration into the inner workings of devotional ecstatic Hasidic-Hebrew music and dance, and the Sufi practices of moving prayer-mediation ritual. We will explore how one transcends the limits of reality, reaching toward the non-dual state, using music and movement in these mystical practices. This will include the historic foundations as well as the growing body of music and variety of ways in which these two traditions create a devotional trance. Participants will discover how sacred sound facilitates in transcending mind-chatter, tuning into the heart for a deeper experience of Oneness and inner peace. Yuval will bring his gifts of live music to this work.

July 29, 2016

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism, Collegeville, MN, 28-31 July, 2016

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism
Led by Yuval Ron

July 28-31, 2016
Episcopal House of Prayer,
Collegeville, MN 56321

Fee: $435 including accommodations and meals
To register and more info: ehouseofprayer.org/programs

This retreat will provide an experiential spiritual exploration into the inner workings of devotional ecstatic Hasidic-Hebrew music and dance, and the Sufi practices of moving prayer-mediation ritual. We will explore how one transcends the limits of reality, reaching toward the non-dual state, using music and movement in these mystical practices. This will include the historic foundations as well as the growing body of music and variety of ways in which these two traditions create a devotional trance. Participants will discover how sacred sound facilitates in transcending mind-chatter, tuning into the heart for a deeper experience of Oneness and inner peace. Yuval will bring his gifts of live music to this work.

July 30, 2016

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism, Collegeville, MN, 28-31 July, 2016

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism
Led by Yuval Ron

July 28-31, 2016
Episcopal House of Prayer,
Collegeville, MN 56321

Fee: $435 including accommodations and meals
To register and more info: ehouseofprayer.org/programs

This retreat will provide an experiential spiritual exploration into the inner workings of devotional ecstatic Hasidic-Hebrew music and dance, and the Sufi practices of moving prayer-mediation ritual. We will explore how one transcends the limits of reality, reaching toward the non-dual state, using music and movement in these mystical practices. This will include the historic foundations as well as the growing body of music and variety of ways in which these two traditions create a devotional trance. Participants will discover how sacred sound facilitates in transcending mind-chatter, tuning into the heart for a deeper experience of Oneness and inner peace. Yuval will bring his gifts of live music to this work.

July 31, 2016

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism, Collegeville, MN, 28-31 July, 2016

Sacred Ecstasy in Sufism and Hasidic-Judaism
Led by Yuval Ron

July 28-31, 2016
Episcopal House of Prayer,
Collegeville, MN 56321

Fee: $435 including accommodations and meals
To register and more info: ehouseofprayer.org/programs

This retreat will provide an experiential spiritual exploration into the inner workings of devotional ecstatic Hasidic-Hebrew music and dance, and the Sufi practices of moving prayer-mediation ritual. We will explore how one transcends the limits of reality, reaching toward the non-dual state, using music and movement in these mystical practices. This will include the historic foundations as well as the growing body of music and variety of ways in which these two traditions create a devotional trance. Participants will discover how sacred sound facilitates in transcending mind-chatter, tuning into the heart for a deeper experience of Oneness and inner peace. Yuval will bring his gifts of live music to this work.

August 31, 2016

Sandcatchers & Adam Stotland, Montreal, QC, Canada, 30 Aug 2016

KlezKanada et Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal présentent:
Sandcatchers & Adam Stotland

Wednesday, August 31 at 8 PM - 11:59 PM
Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal
4040 Boulevard St-Laurent,
Montreal, Quebec H2W1Y8

Tickets Available: www.eventbrite.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1761066124164232/

November 3, 2016

Mira Awad/Mobilizing for a Shared Society, Arlington, MA, 3 Nov 2016

Mira Awad
Mobilizing for a Shared Society
Concert and Conversation (w/Rabbi Claudia Kreiman)

Thurs, Nov 3, 2016 / 6pm Dinner Reception; 7:30pm Concert followed by Conversation
Regent Theatre
7 Medford St.
Arlington, MA

Join the New Israel Fund for an inspirational evening of music and conversation with world acclaimed Palestinian-Israeli singer, songwriter, and peace activist Mira Awad. This is more than a concert – it is an opportunity to stand together for a Shared Society in Israel, to demonstrate for an Israel at peace with itself. Rabbi Claudia Kreiman will moderate the Post-Concert Conversation with Mira.

“Music of entrancing sensuality, intensely seductive. I felt drawn into its mysterious spell.”
– Stephen Holden, New York Times

More info/tix: miraawad.nif.org

November 13, 2016

Boston Songs for Syria: A concert for humanitarian relief, Boston, MA, 13 Nov 2016

Boston Songs for Syria: A concert for humanitarian relief
featuring Ilene Stahl & Klezperanto
Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble
MC: Carey Goldberg / Editor, CommonHealth Blog, WBUR

Sun, Nov 13, 2016, 3-5pm
Old South Church
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA

The concert is free, but we hope that people will also open their pockets to help the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a non-political non-profit organization of medical professionals who provide medicine and medical services to Syrian civilians and refugees in neighboring countries.

More info: www.songsforsyria.eventbrite.com

November 20, 2016

Asefa, City Winery Brunch, NYC, 20 Nov 2016 2016

asefa in concertEvery 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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on Nov 20, 2016 features Asefa.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $28 / Children Under 13 - $18
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.asefamusic.com/gig-alert-citywinery-klez-brunch-112016/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1691290534534192/

March 27, 2017

JUNO Celebration w/Nomadica, et al, Toronto, ON, Canada, 27 Mar 2017

JUNO Celebration Party
w/Nomadica, Sultans of Swing=, Turkwaz, Okavango African Orchestra, Lorraine Kalssen

Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 8pm (doors open 7pm)
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street W,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Tel: 416-588-0307

Dinner reservations guarantee seating. Call 416 588 0307 to reserve your table.
Tix/More info

All profits from ticket sales will go to Romero House which houses four refugee families and offers community meeting space to organizations such as PEN Canada and Latin American Solidarity groups.

April 2, 2017

Samuel Thomas Winery Brunch, NYC, 2 Apr 2017

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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on April 2, 2017 features Samuel Thomas.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $28 / Children Under 13 - $18
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/klezmer-brunch/klezmer-brunch-samuel-thomas-4-2.html

April 9, 2017

Kobie Arad Winery Brunch, NYC, 9 Apr 2017

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 Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on April 2, 2017 features Kobie Arad. Moroccan, Russian, Farsi, African and Original flavors are steeped into this refreshing musical gesture to Passover.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $28 / Children Under 13 - $18
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/klezmer-brunch-w-kobi-arad-4-9.html

May 4, 2017

East x Middle East: A Night of Music, Healing & Unity, NYC, 4 May 2017

East x Middle East: A Night of Music, Healing & Unity

Thursday, May 4 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Brooklyn Music School
126 St Felix St,
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Tix/info online

ExME brings a wealth of local talent to perform on the BMS Playhouse stage to highlight the ethnic diversity that makes our spectacular city shine. As part of our mission encouraging Healing and Unity, the event will send a strong message of solidarity with the many communities from the Middle East that contribute to Brooklyn’s diverse tapestry of faiths and cultures, with music drawn from the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions. Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo will open the night with remarks in support of the contributions of those from the Middle East and North Africa who have been instrumental in building a richer and stronger Brooklyn.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/257748568003364/