October 02, 2011

Miryem Khaye Seigel Interview from Australia

Miryem Khaye Seigel is visiting Australia from New York where she works in the Jewish section of the city's public library. She is also a Yiddish researcher, scholar, actor and a fine singer and composer of Yiddish songs in a traditional style. Alex Dafner speaks with Miryem about all these pursuits and activities here and in America. Interview is in Yiddish.


Ms.Seigel is currently working on the research project “The Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish Theater”, as the 2011-2012 Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellow at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Posted by jmwc at 02:20 PM

"New Songs, New Band - New Show!".

New Songs, New Band - New Show!
Start Time: Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00pm
The Living Room
154 Ludlow Street
New York, http://www.livingroomny.com/

Come check out a BRAND NEW set of songs from Avi Fox-Rosen. This is a debut performance, with a kickin band. They're featured as part of the Independent Music Awards showcase at The Living Room - along with fellow Brooklynite Oran Etkin.

This is 2 hour showcase, Avi's band is on from 8 - 8:30.
Short but sweet, and all new music!!
New Songs! Complete with melodies choruses, and bridges!!
A nod to some trad rock, pop, and blues.
Art Bailey on keys, Benjy Fox Rosen on bass, Chris Berry on drums, Kyle Sanna on electric gtr, and Avi Fox-Rosen
Posted by jmwc at 02:12 PM

Joods Muziekfestival --- Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam this October!

Jewish Music Festival -- this coming October 21-30! Take a look at the flyer , and for complete program information and to order tickets, look at the English language site:
Welcome to the Festival Website:

Lezersactie: het Internationaal Joods Muziekfestival geeft 8 vrijkaarten weg…
Gratis naar een van de vele prachtige optredens van de 8 ensembles in 8 steden in Nederland!
Wat moet u doen?
- Help ons door onze poster van onze website te halen via deze link.
- Print de poster in A4 format of groter.
- Hang de poster in uw raam of etalage.
- Maak een foto van de poster en stuur deze vóór 14 oktober naar productie@ijmf.org.
- U hoort op 17 oktober of u een vrijkaartje naar keuze heeft gewonnen!

Special offer: the International Jewish Music Festival is giving away 8 free tickets...
Go for free to one of the many exciting performances of the 8 ensembles in 8 cities across the Netherlands!
What do you need to do?
- Give us a hand by downloading our poster via this link.
- Print the poster in A4 (Letter) format or larger.
- Hang the poster in your own window or in a store window near you.
- Take a picture of the poster and send it prior to October 14th to productie@ijmf.org.

- The Festival will let you know on October 17th whether you have won a ticket of your choice!

Posted by jmwc at 02:02 PM

Soul of Spain

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 PM
World Festival of Sacred Music in LA presents:
The Soul of Spain
Sephardic Jewish music meets Gypsy Flamenco

Oscar-winning composer and oud master Yuval Ron leads a fiery evening of music and dance, bringing gypsy flamenco and Sephardic Jewish traditions from Andalusia to Santa Monica and the Westside. The 499-seat Broad comes alive with spinning flamenco dancers, undulating belly dancers, passionate singing, and the lightning- fast fingers of Spanish guitar - a night of musical virtuosity in an intimate setting. Featuring gypsy flamenco singer Jesus Montoya, dancer Briseyda Zarate, guitarist Jose Tanaka and the Yuval Ron Ensemble:

Maya Haddi - vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwind, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelly - percussion, Maya Karasso - Middle Eastern dance, Yuval Ron - oud and artistic director
Location: Broad Stage: 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Admission: $47 - $75 Broad Stage members receive 10% off their order.
More Info and Box office: Tel: 310-434-3200 or http://thebroadstage.com/show_info.php?show_id=11
Posted by jmwc at 01:57 PM

Klezbos at City Winery

Sunday, October 16 · 11:00am - 2:00pm
City Winery NYC
155 Varick Street (btw Spring & Vandam)
New York, NY

Isle of Klezbos returns to City Winery’s klezmer brunch, celebrating the band's 13th birthday** (our all-gal sextet debuted in 1998!) Soulful, fun-loving, hard-swinging Yiddish-rooted musical adventures: great new tunes too.

Full menu, great venue, fine wines & sight-lines! No minimum order.
Live music 11am-2pm; seating & brunch from 10am on.
Tickets $10, kids under 13 enter free.

Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto sax
Pam Fleming, trumpet & flugelhorn
Melissa Fogarty, vocals
Shoko Nagai, accordion & piano
Saskia Lane, upright bass
Eve Sicular, drums | leader

Easy Sunday parking. Subways: #1 to Houston OR Canal, C/E to Spring. Wonderful sight-lines, hope to see you too!

**Isle of Klezbos' first performance was at an East Village club in August 1998: First fan at City Winery who knows the venue where they played their debut wins a "Greetings from the Isle of Klezbos" CD as bat mitzve gift from the band.
Posted by jmwc at 01:33 PM

Upcoming November Concerts for L'Association AMJ

L'association AMJ has two more concerts this Fall in November.


Posted by jmwc at 01:04 PM


Brian Bender's Jewish-Latin-African-Caribbean-Middle Eastern band "LITTLE SHOP OF HORAS" will be performing on the second day (Sunday, October 2nd) of the 2011 NORTH QUABBIN GARLIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL in Orange, MA.

Forster's Farm
60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, MA

Little Shop of Horas website:

Band Members:
Brian Bender - trombone, melodica, keyboards, vocals
David Tasgal - clarinet, fiddle, keyboards
Derrik Jordan - fiddle, guitar, congas
Anna Sobel - tabla, dumbek, poyk
Garrett Sawyer - electric bass, double bass
Dave Noonan - drums

Here is the entertainment lineup on Sunday:
Mother Turtle - 12:00
Richard Chase - 1:00
Gaia roots - 2:15
Little Shop of Horas - 3:45
Posted by jmwc at 12:59 PM

Kol Nidre goes East

Nicolas Jolliet, a talented guitarist, sitarist and composer, has composed a rendition of the Kol Nidre for Sitar, Subahar, Dombek, Oud, and Tablas, called "Kol Nidre Goes East." Nico's Kol Nidre became the subject of a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary when it was played at a Yom Kippur service held at a U.S. Base in Kandahar. The piece is now available without charge on the SoundCloud Web-site so that it will be available to as many people as possible. It can be accessed at:

Further information, and a place to purchase a CD can be found at:

Posted by jmwc at 12:34 PM