February 11, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Austin, TX, Feb 11

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Sat. February 11, 9pm
Austin, TX
Folk Alliance Conference Showcase
Liberty Lunch Room, Salon A-B

February 12, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Austin, TX, Feb 12

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Sun. February 12, 1am
Austin, TX
Folk Alliance Conference Showcase
Freight and Salvage Room 412

February 14, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Tucson, AZ, Feb 14

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Tues. February 14, 8pm
Tucson, AZ
Temple Emanu-El
225 N. Country Club Road

February 15, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Altadena, CA, Feb 15

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Wed. February 15, 8pm
Altadena, CA
Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake St.

February 16, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Santa Barbara, CA, Feb 16

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Thurs. February 16, 7pm
Santa Barbara,CA
Santa Barbara Hillel
781 Embarcadero del Mar
$10/students free

February 17, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 17

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Fri. February 17, 10:30pm
Los Angeles, CA
Genghis Cohen
740 N. Farifax , W. Hollywood

February 18, 2006

Beyond the Pale, San Diego, CA, Feb 18

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Sat. February 18, 8pm
San Diego, CA
344 Seventh Ave., between J & K
$12/$10 students

February 19, 2006

Beyond the Pale, Palm Springs, CA, Feb 19

Beyond the Pale tour posterBeyond the Pale
Sun. February 19, 3pm
Palm Springs, CA
Temple Isaiah
332 West Alejo Rd.

March 2, 2006

Asefa, NYC, Mar 2

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Asefa @ Mo Pitkin's
Thursday, March 2, 9:30pm, $10
34 Ave. A (btw 2/3 st.), NYC

Asefa includes Samuel Thomas on woodwinds and percussion, Shanir Blumenkranz on oud and upright bass, Mattias Kunzli on drums and Rich Stein on percussion. From the Hebrew, Asefa collects North African Grooves imbued with contemporary concepts in improvisation and instrumentation, reflecting a fresh spirit in music making.

March 13, 2006

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Mar 13

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March 13
Purim Celebration @ Southpaw
125 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

Asefa includes Samuel Thomas on woodwinds and percussion, Shanir Blumenkranz on oud and upright bass, Mattias Kunzli on drums and Rich Stein on percussion. From the Hebrew, Asefa collects North African Grooves imbued with contemporary concepts in improvisation and instrumentation, reflecting a fresh spirit in music making.

April 17, 2006

Fireflies, Kerry and more, Ireland, Apr 17

band photoThe Fireflies
On Monday 17th April (Easter Monday) at 12pm, The Fireflies duo (Fiona and Ruti) will play in The Round Gallery, Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co. Kerry as part of the Samhloaicht Easter Festival. Lots of other good stuff going on there too, it's a fab arts festival and worth a visit.

Later that day, at 3pm, Ruti is teaching a Klezmer dance workshop also in Siamsa Tire, lots of freilach and bulgar steps for you to take home and practise!!

Later that self same day Ruti and Fiona will be reappearing in a completely different county!! At 8pm at Fitzpatrick's in Kilcrohane, Sheep's Head, West Cork. Part of the Craic on the Coast, a great little music festival with fun and seaside galore.

April 22, 2006

Fireflies, S. Kerry, Ireland, Apr 22

band photoThe Fireflies
On Saturday 22nd April you can see the full four piece Fireflies rocking it up in the Blind Piper in Caherdaniel, South Kerry.

June 2, 2006

Ernie Gruner, Jugularity, Selby, Australia, Jun 2

June 2 Friday Ernie Gruner w/JUGULARITY Selby Folk Club, Community house, Wombalana Rd $8/5, 7.30 floor spots, 9.30pm Jugs start

June 4, 2006

Ernie Gruner, Bohemian Nights, Victoria, Australia, Jun 4

June 4 Sun Ernie Gruner w/BOHEMIAN NIGHTS Soul Food Café, State Library 10.30am ­ 11.30am

Relax in a tranquil environment and reflect on inspiring themes. Music, audio-visual pieces and readings from various Faiths; indigenous, ancient and modern, from all over the world. Free community event open to all. State Library of Victoria Village Roadshow Theatrette Corner Swanston St & La Trobe St (Entry from La Trobe St) Followed by refreshments.

June 8, 2006

Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 8

asefa instruments
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 16, 2006

Ernie Gruner, Melisma, Quince, Australia, Jun 16

June 16 Friday Ernie Gruner w/MELISMA ( Greek and Sephardic )
Café Quince 45 Spensley St, Clifton Hill 7pm for 7.30pm, $10/8, Meals & Bookings 94824180

June 20, 2006

Ernie Gruner, Klezmer Workshops, Brunswick, Australia, Jun 20

June 20 Tue KLEZMER Workshops, CERES, Brunswick 7pm &/or 8.30pm All welcome, learn tunes and style. 2 levels of sessions. Bookings Essential. Please email or ring Ernie Gruner for information.

February 10, 2008

Flying Bulgars 20th Anniversary concert, Toronto, Canada, Feb 10, 2008

band in concertThe Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band
20th Anniversary Concert
at the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC) 750 Spadina Ave

Saturday, February 9th, 8pm & Sunday, February 10th, 7:30pm
Tickets: $24 in advance, $30 at the door
Tickets available at Miles Nadal JCC reception, and by phone 416-924-6211 x 0

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Frantic Turtle w/Chana Rothman, NYC, Feb 10, 2008

Frantic Turtle greets you neuro-rasta-snow-howl stylee! We got a show coming up on Feb 10th, with a sweet singer of Zion, Chana Rothman and a few wonderful writers of the Drisha Arts Fellowship program.

The Turtle will appear in a revamped minimalistic setup doing anxious situps/crunches on the King's Throne of fish.

The show's on Sunday Feb 10th, 7.30pm @ the Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston (b/n Ave B & C). No cover!

February 16, 2008

Latourelle Orkestra, Quebec City, Quebec, Feb 16, 2008

LATOURELLE ORKESTRA spectacle au Bal du Lézard
Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 9:00pm
Le Bal du Lézard
1049, 3e Avenue
quebec, QC
View Map

Tel: 418.529.3829

Brûleront les planches au Bal du Lézard et vous invites à venir découvrir leurs nouvelles compositions. Une soirée hautement exotique en l'occasion du Carnaval de Québec.

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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June 17, 2009

Beyond the Pale, Princeton, NJ, 17 June 2009

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Wed, June 17, 8pm
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ

Visit the Arts Council's website for ticketing information or call 609-924-8777.
Critically-acclaimed and award-winning, Toronto’s Beyond the Pale is one of the most exciting ensembles in the Canadian folk, roots, and world music scenes. Their explosive acoustic sound is inspired by a wide range of cross-cultural influences, from European folk styles (Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy, Romanian) to contemporary and North American styles (bluegrass, jazz, reggae, funk, and more). They are known for their instrumental virtuosity, infectious energy, and unique repertoire featuring both original compositions and inventive arrangements of traditional material. With spectacularly dynamic and exuberant live performances, Beyond the Pale’s unique genre-defying sound has delighted audiences of all kinds at major music festivals, concert theatres, and clubs across Canada and the US.

Beyond the Pale's most recent CD release "Consensus", an exciting and wideranging live set of all-new material, has met wide critical acclaim and received honours from the 2005 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 2005 Toronto Independent Music Awards, and Ontario Council of Folk Festivals 2005 songwriting Competition. Their debut CD "Routes" also received rave reviews from across the globe and was nominated "Best World Music Album" at the 2002 Canadian Independent Music Awards. Their recordings are heard regularly on folk and world music radio across North America and they have been featured in a number of national live concert broadcasts on CBC Radio. The group is now beginning work on their third CD, to be released fall 2006.

Beyond the Pale features Eric Stein (mandolin), Martin van de Ven (clarinet), Milos Popovic (accordion), Bogdan Djukic (violin, percussion), Aleksandar Gajic (violin), and Bret Higgins (bass). They are frequently joined by reedman Alex Kontorovich and guest vocalists Josh "SoCalled" Dolgin, Dave Wall, and others

October 18, 2009

Voice of the Turtle Memorial Concert for Judith Wachs, Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA, October 18, 2009

There will be a memorial concert to honor the life of Judith Wachs, the founder and artistic director of Voice of the Turtle, who passed away in October 2008.
The Memorial Concert for Judith Wachs will be on:
Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 PM
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square,
Somerville, MA
The concert will feature Judy’s group, Voice of the Turtle, as well as Libana, the women's world music ensemble for which Judy served as a board member and occasional advisor. There will also be a short film about Judy's life and work with Voice of the Turtle.

Please spread the word and pass on this announcement to anyone you know who might be interested in attending. This memorial concert is free and open to the public.
Hoping you can join us to remember and celebrate the unique contributions that Judy made to music and to our lives.

February 12, 2010

Julian Kytasty & Michael Alpert, The Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY, 12 February 2010

Center for Traditional Music and Dance, The Ukrainian Museum,
and New York Bandura Ensemble/Bandura Downtown present

Night Songs from a Neighboring Village
Ballads, Folksongs, and Instrumental Music from the
Ukrainian and East European Jewish Traditions

Friday, February 12th, 7pm
The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th Street, NYC
(between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

"Night Songs from a Neighboring Village" brings together two musical traditions that have existed side by side in Ukraine for centuries, influencing each other profoundly. Join us for an evening of East European Jewish and Ukrainian music and song, presented comparatively by two of the finest performers in both traditions: internationally acclaimed Yiddish singer and klezmer multi-instrumentalist/composer Michael Alpert and internationally renowned singer/composer/master of the Ukrainian bandura, Julian Kytasty.

The program draws from the rich legacy of Ukrainian folk and liturgical song, the virtuosic art of the bandura (Ukrainian harp-lute), klezmer music, Yiddish folksong, and the music of the Hasidim. A first version of "Night Songs" was created to accompany the "Tracing An-sky" exhibition at New York's Jewish Museum. Since 1993, Alpert and Kytasty have performed the program internationally as a duo, in the company of other musicians, and in an ensemble version with Brave Old World and Paris-to-Kyiv.

Admission $15 for adults, with discounts for seniors/members.
For reservations call 212-228-0110. Reception to follow.

March 28, 2010

"Saints and Sinners" @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 28 Mar 2010

Saints and TzadiksSaints and Tzadiks
Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Order tickets online now for Saints and Tzadiks

Through archives and old recordings, Grammy-winning vocalists Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg and band have gathered a rich mix of songs from Jewish and Irish traditions on love, death, betrothal, betrayal and the demon drink. Be prepared to laugh, cry, mourn and rejoice.

25th Jewish Music Festival logoFreight and Salvage Coffee House
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020

$24.50 in advance/ $25.50 at the door

More info at

"Saints and Sinners" @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 28 Mar 2010

Saints and TzadiksSaints and Tzadiks
Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Order tickets online now for Saints and Tzadiks

Through archives and old recordings, Grammy-winning vocalists Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg and band have gathered a rich mix of songs from Jewish and Irish traditions on love, death, betrothal, betrayal and the demon drink. Be prepared to laugh, cry, mourn and rejoice.

25th Jewish Music Festival logoFreight and Salvage Coffee House
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020

$24.50 in advance/ $25.50 at the door

More info at

April 11, 2010

"Jewish Acoustic Music," Deerfield, IL, 11 Apr 2010

J.A.M. Session

April 11, 2010 from 1pm to 3pm
1201 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL

Tracy Friend will be facilitating this event for sharing Jewish music. This is an open forum where you can bring your own music, the music of others or that which you want to share with the group. Sometimes those attending are asked for their feedback on an original piece, sometimes participants jam for awhile.

Some of the folks who attend are from Hava Nashira, some are involved musically at local synagogues, and some are Chicago-area musicians. All singers and instrumentalists are welcome. Its a nice way to meet other Jewish musicians and learn some new tunes.

The event will be held from 1-3pm at Congregation BJBE in Deerfield and is sponsored by KFAR Jewish Arts Center.

There is no fee to participate, but please RSVP so that we can prepare the space accordingly.

October 14, 2010

AMike Cohen, Albany, NY, 14 October 2010

Abayudaya: the Music of the Jews of Uganda
7:00 PM Thursday, October 14, 2010
WAMC Linda Norris Auditorium, The University at Albany, SUNY

After adopting Judaism a century ago, Uganda’s Abayudaya began creating a musical tradition marrying the rhythms and harmonies of Africa with Jewish celebration and traditional Hebrew prayer. Musician Mike Cohen, who has spent time among the Abayudaya in the village of Putti, will take the audience on a musical tour of this singular African community of people who live Jewish lives, have survived persecution, and assert, “We have been saved by our music.”

October 28, 2010

Common Chords, San Diego, CA, 28 October 2010

img src="" 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

March 31, 2011

Beyond the Pale tour "down under", Sydney, Australia, 31 Mar 2011

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Thursday March 31, 8pm
Camelot Lounge
19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
$20 in advance, $25 at door

Presented in association with Shir Madness Festival

April 2, 2011

Beyond the Pale tour "down under", Castlemaine, Australia, 2 Apr 2011

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Saturday April 2, 8pm
Castlemaine Performance of "Beyond Mozart" program
Castlemaine State Festival
Castlemaine Town Hall,
25 Lyttleton St,

April 3, 2011

Beyond the Pale tour "down under", Castlemaine, Australia, 3 Apr 2011

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Sunday April 3, 8pm, Castlemaine
Castlemaine State Festival
Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves St., $35/$30

April 7, 2011

Beyond the Pale tour "down under", Melbourne, Australia, 7 Apr 2011

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Thursday April 7, 7:30pm, Melbourne
World Music Café, BMW Edge, Federation Sq.
$45/$38, group discounts
Tel: 03 9417 1983
Presented by The Boite and Nexus Arts

April 8, 2011

Beyond the Pale tour "down under", Apollo Bay, Australia, 8-9 Apr 2011

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Friday & Saturday, April 8-9, Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay Music Festival

April 9, 2011

Beyond the Pale tour "down under", Apollo Bay, Australia, 8-9 Apr 2011

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Friday & Saturday, April 8-9, Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay Music Festival

April 17, 2011

New England Folk Festival, Mansfield, MA, 17 April 2011

Klezmer dance and jam at the New England Folk Festival
Sunday April 17, 2011
Mansfield High School, Mansfield MA

At 11 AM, join us for an open klezmer jam. Sheet music will be provided.

And at 2:30 PM, Jacon Bloom will lead easy dances to klezmer music, which can be followed with a minimum of teaching. Mostly circle dances, such as the freylakhs, bulgar, slow hora, chusidl, and terkisher.

Both events will have live music by the band Shver un Shviger.

For festival information, see

May 22, 2011

Lloica Czackis and Sorin Gheraliu, Paris, France, 22 May 2011


Avec Lloica Czackis et Sorin Gheraliu
with Lloica Czackis and Sorin Gheraliu

Dimanche 22 mai Ă  19h00 / Sunday, May 22, 7.00 p.m.

Ă  la Maison de la culture yiddish - BibliothĂšque Medem
29, rue du ChĂąteau d'Eau 75010 Paris

La musique du peuple juif reïŹ‚Ăšte son mouvement perpĂ©tuel d’un pays Ă  un autre, d’une culture Ă  une autre, des langues, des expressions diverses...
La rencontre de Lloica Czackis et de Sorin Gheraliu est celle d’une chanteuse de la chanson yiddish, hĂ©ritiĂšre d’une vie nomade dans sept pays, et d’un cymbaliste tsigane de la Roumanie issu d’une famille de grands musiciens de Balkans.
Cette rencontre est Ă©galement un lointain souvenir de klezmorim juifs et tsiganes qui jouaient ensemble pour les autres, mais aussi pour eux-mĂȘmes, dans un monde de l’Europe de l’est qui n’existe plus.

Leur langue commune est la musique. Leur musique parle plusieurs langues.

Depuis cinq ans, Lloica, accompagnée parfois de Sorin, anime musicalement les voyages culturels juifs organisés par Valiske.
Si vous avez participĂ© Ă  leurs voyages, venez au spectacle revivre l ’émotion musicale d’autrefois, si vous n’avez pas voyagĂ© avec Valiske, venez pour un dĂ©part musical vers l’Espagne mĂ©diĂ©vale, la Pampa juive, les cabarets de Varsovie et New York des annĂ©es 1920, vers la Russie... Leur programme inclut de magniïŹques poĂšmes chantĂ©s en judĂ©o-espagnol, de chansons pour des enfants de colonies agricoles juives en Argentine, du jazz newyorkais en yiddish, de chansons d’amour en hĂ©breu, de la musique classique en français...

The music of the Jewish people reflects a perpetual motion from one country to another, one culture to another, various languages and modes of expression.

The stage shared by Lloica Czackis and Sorin Gheraliu is an encounter between a singer of Yiddish songs, with a nomad's heritage through seven countries and a Gypsy cymbalist from Rumania, descendent of a family of great Balkan musicians. It also recalls the distant memory of Jewish and Gypsy klezmorim who once played together in a world of Eastern Europe that no longer exists.

Their common language is music. Their music speaks various languages.

For the past five years, Lloica, sometimes accompanied by Sorin, have provided musical entertainment for Jewish cultural tours organized by Valiske.

If you have taken part in their trips, come and relive the past emotion. If you have never traveled with Valiske, come and discover a musical journey through medieval Spain, the Jewish pampas, the cabarets of Warsaw and New York in the 1920s, to far off Russia... Their program includes poems sung in Judeo-Spanish ("Ladino"), children's songs from the Jewish farming colonies of Argentina, New York jazz in Yiddish, as well as love songs in French and Hebrew.

P. A. F. / Admission : 15 €. Membres / Members : 12 €.

RĂ©servation obligatoire au 01 47 00 14 00.
Reservation required: 01 47 00 14 00.

Si vous souhaitez vous désinscrire de la lettre mensuelle de la Maison de la culture yiddish, rendez-vous à l'adresse suivante :

June 5, 2011

Afro-Semitic Experience, New York, NY, 5 June 2011

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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.

August 4, 2011

Yemen Blues, Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA, 4 August 2011

Yemen Blues
Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 8PM
FREE; no reservations
Parking is $10, cash only
The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate musical traditions from around the globe! Kick back and groove or get up and dance to a diverse line-up of leading musicians who represent the best in world music. Founded by rising star and charismatic Yemenite Israeli vocalist Ravid Kahalani and arranger/bassist Omer Avital, the nine-member Yemen Blues plays an ebullient mix of traditional Yemenite Jewish melodies, American blues, jazz, funk, and West and North African grooves. The electrifying musicianship of this ensemble must be seen to be believed!

December 8, 2011

Rav Shmuel's Birthday Show, New York, NY, 8 December 2011

Rav Shmuel's Birthday Show
Thursday, December 8, 2011
10:00 PM
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Ave. A corner E6 St.

Rav Shmuel - Guitar
Nick Russo - Guitar
Psachya Septimus - Piano
Tal Ronen - Bass
Yossi Scheinberg - Flute, Sax, and Trumpet

December 18, 2011

Lori Cahan-Simon and Walt Mahovlich, Cleveland, OH, 18 December 2011

A Chanukah concert presented by vocalist/folklorist Lori Cahan-Simon accompanied by Walt Mahovlich on accordion.

Yiddish songs rarely heard, collected by Lori, with texts by our most beloved poets set to music by the finest Jewish composers, from the 18th through 20th centuries, as well as a story by I.L. Peretz.

You can also purchase the CD at CD Baby here:

When: Dec. 18th, 2011 at 3pm
Where: The Cleveland Workmen's Circle, at the Rockefeller Pointe building, 2490 Lee Blvd., Suite 300B, Cleveland Heights, OH. This is at the Northwest corner of Lee & Mayfield Roads, entrance at the rear.
How much: only $5 gets you a concert as well as frishe heyse latkes and other refreshments!!

RSVP requested by Dec. 14th.

Call (216) 381-4515 for reservations and information.
We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for our Mitzvah Food Pantry at the event.

January 22, 2012

Souls on Fire, Los Angeles, CA, 22 January 2012

The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles is proud to present SOULS ON FIRE

Three cultures inhabited Spain in the 12th-15th Centuries, each making an indelible contribution to the region's art and music. They lived in harmony until the expulsion of the Jews and Gitanos (Roma, or Gypsies) in 1492. Join us for a musical exploration of Spanish, Sephardic, Gitano and Moorish cultures that will take you on a sonic journey through the passion of Flamenco, the poetry of Sepharad and the rhythm of the Moorish. This world-class ensemble - all renowned in their own right -€“ return to the JMCLA to present the traditional sounds of Spain'€™s Golden Age.


and from Seville, Flamenco Dancer


Sunday January 22, 2012 3:00 PM

Valley Beth Shalom
15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA 91436
Admission: $10 paid in advance; $15 at the door

For reservations and further information, call Valley Beth
Shalom (818) 788-6000.

Reservations close at 12 Noon on Friday, January 20, 2012.

March 25, 2012

Nedouda, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 March 2012


Dimanche 25 mars 2012 Ă  18h
Théùtre Cité-Bleue - 46 av. Miremont
GenĂšve (Suisse)

Des Juifs Ă©taient vivaient dĂ©jĂ  dans le midi de la France Ă  l’époque romaine. Au 17Ăšme siĂšcle, ils furent regroupĂ©s dans quatre villes: Avignon, Carpentras, L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue et Cavaillon.

LimitĂ©s dans leurs droits et soumis aux violences populaires, ils bĂ©nĂ©ficiaient de la protection du Pape car la prĂ©sence dans un monde chrĂ©tien d'un peuple juif misĂ©rable Ă©tait la preuve de sa culpabilitĂ© de dĂ©icide et de la vĂ©racitĂ© des enseignements de l'Église.

Ces «Juifs du Pape» Ă©taient ouverts aux influences musicales de leur pays: Leur liturgie fleure la fĂȘte champĂȘtre et leurs chansons -en hĂ©breu, en langue judĂ©o-provençale ou “farcies”- sont imprĂ©gnĂ©es de la poĂ©sie des fĂ©libres. Mais l'Orient rĂ©sonne aussi dans la mĂ©moire de ces Juifs provençaux et on peut entendre l'oud ou le bendir derriĂšre galoubets et tambourins!

C'est grùce aux notations de Jules Salomon et de Mardochée Crémieux et à l'ensemble Nekouda que ces airs traditionnels nous reviennent, pour le plus grand plaisir de nos oreilles.

April 28, 2012

Beyond the Pale, Toronto, Canada, 28 Apr, 2012

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Saturday April 28, 8pm
Guest Artists with the Kir Stefan Serbian Choir
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. West
Tickets range from $25-40, Click here to purchase
Beyond the Pale returns to Toronto's top concert space, the Royal Conservatory's Koerner Hall, joining the stellar Kir Stefan Serbian Choir for a very special performance featuring the debut of Aleksandar Gajic's choral adaptation of his own composition "Andale." Members of the band will also guest on a number of other pieces in the show.

April 29, 2012

Beyond the Pale, Toronto, Canada, 29 Apr, 2012

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Sunday April 29, 12pm & 1:30pm
Free Times Cafe Sunday Brunch
320 College St., call 416-967-1078 for reservations
Back to our familiar haunt, the legendary Free Times Cafe Sunday brunch, now in its 17th year. Drop in for some delicious eats and great music. Seatings for brunch begin 30 minutes before show times.

May 6, 2012

Laura Wetzler, Cherry Hill, NJ, 6 May, 2012

Laura Wetzler
"Hit Makers of Broadway"

May 6, 1pm
Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center
1301 Springdale Road,
Cherry Hill, NJ
Tel: (856)424-4444

May 20, 2012

Laura Wetzler, Andover, MA, 20 May, 2012

Set the date aside now to join us for the annual Braverman Lecture, this year featuring
Laura Wetzler!

Temple Emanuel,
7 Haggetts Pond Rd.
Andover, MA

Laura and her band will perform as part of our program.
10:00 am—Brunch
10:30 am—Concert and Program

Tel: 978-470-1356

March 9, 2013

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Nashua, NH, 9 March 2013


Sat, 9 Mar 2013, 8:00pm

Temple Beth Abraham
4 Raymond St.
Nashua, NH

Boston Jewish Music FestivalGet ready for an emotional voyage awash with warm harmonies, intricate textures and spellbinding rhythms. Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo, Salonica and Jerusalem, the award-winning Guy Mendilow Ensemble brings to life the adventures and legends of traditional Sephardi songs, sung in the endangered Judeo-Spanish language, Ladino. Experience Ladino music, re-imagined by a team of internationally recognized musicians and spearheaded by charismatic Israeli composer/performer Guy Mendilow.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.

Made possible with support from the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire.

For further info:

March 10, 2013

Guy Mendilow Ensemble and the Epichorus, Lexington, MA, 10 March 2013

Guy Mendilow EnsembleNew Harmony: A Concert of Two Multi-Ethnic Ensembles
Guy Mendilow Ensemble and Epichorus

Sun, 10 Mar 2013, 7:00pm

Temple Emunah
9 Piper Rd.
Lexington, MA

Boston Jewish Music FestivalBJMF proudly presents two groups committed to interfaith cooperation, ethnic diversity, and the preservation of Jewish musical traditions.

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble will perform Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom, new interpretations and arrangements of Ladino folk songs. Led by Guy, an Israeli citizen who has also lived in South Africa, the group features Irish, Japanese, Israeli, and Palestinian musicians whose very diversity adds great richness to the music and the concert-going experience.

The Epichorus, featuring Zach Freeman, a New York rabbinical student, and Alsara, a Sudanese Muslim singer, is a multi-ethnic band performing Hebrew and African love songs "to create music that transcends the boundaries of culture or religion." Their story and sound is nothing less than magical and has been featured in the Huffington Post and Tablet Magazine.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, students $15. Purchase tickets here.

For your artistic inspiration, and maybe a little shopping, too, an Israeli art show and sale taking place at the temple will remain open that evening.

Presented in partnership with Lexington's Temple Emunah and Temple Isaiah.

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January 1, 2016

Whirled Music, Philadelphia, PA, 1 Jan 2016

Whirled Music at the Barnes!
with Phyllis Chapell, Ken Ulansey, Stan Slotter, Dave Posmontier, Chico Huff and Ruth Naomi Floyd

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6 PM - 9 PM
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

We'll be musically celebrating the work of Albert Barnes and Violette de Mazia, two trailblazers whose partnership sparked art education at the Barnes Foundation, with a program of French, Jewish and Jazz traditions. A great way to start the new year! Tickets are $25 (members free) and you can get 'em here:

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