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Golem opens Jewish Music Festival, Houston, TX, Feb 20, 2008

GolemNYC Klezmer-rock band Golem opens Jewish Music Festival
Wednesday February 20th, 2008

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
JCC Houston
5601 S Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096

$14 JCC Member, $18 Public, $10 senior/student
Tickets may be purchased at www.jcchouston.org
tel: 713-729-3200 ext. 3327

Contrary to popular belief, GOLEM is neither a towering Jewish Frankenstein who defended the Jews of 17th Century Prague, nor a creature from “Lord of the Rings.”

It is, however, one of the best rock bands around the New York area. Fronted by Annette Ezekiel - singer, accordionist, and 5-foot powerhouse, with vocalist, tambourine player, crazy-man Aaron Diskin, violin virtuoso Alicia Jo Rabins, trombonist Curtis Hasselbring, upright bassist Taylor Bergren-Chrisman, and drummer Tim Monaghan. Annette had been listening to her grandparents' Klezmer records since she was a kid and could feel the music’s Slavic dance beats in her feet. It was soon after this that she conceived of the band GOLEM – a monster stumbling through Jewish music – shaking things up yet remaining true to the tradition.

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