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Pitom, WJMF, Washington, DC, 8 Jun 2009

The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
June 8, 8:00 pm

Pitom is guitarist and composer Yoshie Fruchter's musical experiment and exploration into the music that has inspired him. Taking cues from the punk/avante rock aesthetic of the experimental downtown Jewish scene, including John Zorn and Hassidic New Wave, this manic foursome plays wild and frenetic melodies, supported by a mixture of dreamlike tones and driving distortion. Maryland-native Yoshie Fruchter joins Jeremy Brown on violin, Noah Jarrett on bass and Kevin Zubek on drums to produce the next step in Jewish sound. Pitom’s first CD, released on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records, was noted as one of the best debut albums of the year by The Wall Street Journal.

“Yoshie combines influences from Frank Zappa, Sonic Youth and Masada into a rocking band performing catchy, hooky compositions that both pay tribute to and challenge the Jewish tradition…Pitom is a hard-edged new addition to the legacy of Radical Jewish Culture.”
—John Zorn

This evening is sponsored by Ralph and Louie Dweck
If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

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