Archive for September, 2003
KFAR Jewish Arts Center has announced its new season featuring a concert series called “Tzittzit: Voice from the Jewish Fringe.” The series will “explore the threads that tie the ancient to the avant-garde,” according to a KFAR spokesperson.A concert by Pharaoh’s Daughter, a Jewish Fusion ensemble that combines Chasidic tradition and the music of many countries with an unorthodox approach to Jewish music, kicks off the season at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo in Chicago.
Other acts that will be appearing later in the year include Ladino blues singer Sarah Aroeste; local Jewish folk rockers Even Sh’Siyah; the Afro-Semitic Experience, a black- Jewish big band; Sun Ra-inspired cosmic klezmers the Rabbinical School Dropouts; John Zorn protege Danny Zamir and his Israeli jazz ensemble Satlah; and the Jewish reggae and ska of King Django’s Roots and Culture. The shows will be held at HotHouse, Beat Kitchen, The Note and other venues.
KFAR (Hebrew for “village”) Jewish Arts Center is designed to promote and stimulate “the next generation of Jewish expression” and to “create an alternative conduit to Jewish culture,” according to the spokesperson. For more information or to purchase tickets call or visit www.kfarcenter.com.