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Yossi Piamenta, Frank London, NYC, Feb 7

Saturday, February 7, 8:00 PM
Yossi Piamenta & The Piamenta Band
Frank London's Shekhina featuring Kol Isha

$15 adults, $12 members/seniors, $10 students, with advance reservations ($18, $15, $12 at the door)
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

Shabbat Shira, the Torah portion that recounts the Israelites crossing the Red Sea and the musical celebration that ensued, is the inspiration for a special doube-bill of Hasidic music by some of the genre's most innovative artists.

bandAffectionately referred to as the "Hasidic Hendrix" and the "Sephardic Santana", Yossi Piamenta is one of the most celebrated artists in Hasidic music. For this concert, The Piamenta Band will perform favorites and new music from their most recent album, Sason V'Simcha: A Piamenta Wedding.

Musical polymath Frank London (Klezmatics) brings together two groups for this special performance. Shekhina (Aaron Alexander and Greg Wall, among others) is a group of improvising musicians who are equally at home playing at a Hasidic wedding or a downtown jazz club. Kol Isha (Adrienne Cooper and Tine Kinderman, among others) are a collective of women who sing traditional mystical Hasidic music. Both groups are featured on London's release Scientists at Work and on the soundtrack to the film Divan.

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