August 24, 2008

Yiddish Song Festival, Cape Town, South Africa, Aug 24, 2008

Yiddish Song Festival in Cape Town,

Matthew Reid directs "Playing With Fire" klezmer band, and writes all the arrangements for the singers, who range from young kids, teens, professional singers, shul singers, plus soloists and several 'ensemble' numbers.

This year, our Festival takes place on 24th August 2008, with the addition of the renowned singer Bente Kahan (who lives in Oslo). This is basically a fundraiser for the Cape Jewish Seniors' Association [CJSA].

For further information, contact Fay Singer:
P O Box 336 Sea Point 8060 Cape Town South Africa
Tel: (021) 434 3829
or email Fay.

Read coverage in Artslink.

September 17, 2011

Amanda Monaco, New York, NY, 17 September 2011

Guitarist Amanda Monaco will celebrate the release of The Pirkei Avot Project, Volume 1 at 92YTribeca on September 17, 2011 at 9 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available at
Containing over 600 years of rabbinical teachings, the Pirkei Avot was compiled in the third century C.E. and has been traditionally studied ever since. Monaco has composed and recorded a suite of music inspired by these teachings, using excerpts as the lyrics for each piece and singing them in their original languages, Hebrew and Aramaic. Joining her on the recording and at the CD release concert are Ayelet Rose Gottlieb on vocals, Daphna Mor on recorders and ney, Sean Conly on bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion.