Archive for July, 2005
The fourth installment of Tzitzit: Voices from the Jewish Fringe, KFAR’s contemporary Jewish music concert series is our most ambitious series to date. Eight concerts in all, we’re presenting a string of world-class Jewish Rock, Jazz, Sepharidc music and hip hop. We hope you’ll join us as a season subscriber and save up to 20% in the process.
Blue Fringe is one of the hottest Jewish rock bands around, having just released their second album, 70 Faces. Their style incorporates influences such as the Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay and John Mayer, and their popularity has seen them tour all across North America and in Israel and Australia, regularly performing for sellout crowds of 1,000 and up. Influenced by Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead, Coldplay and Oasis, Heedoosh plays a mix of brit-rock and Hebrew lyrics that doesn’t compromise on either front.@ Martyrs Live, 3855 N. Lincoln 21 + showbuy ticket:
$15 advance tix via ticketweb.com
09.18.05 World Music Festival:
Balkan BeatBox & Golem
MP3 Sample: Bulgarian Chicks MP3 Sample: Grine Kuzine
Balkan BeatBox is an inspired madness that is a mish-mosh of Jewish, Mediterraneam Southern Slavic, Balkan and Gypsy sounds for an infectious non-stop dance party. Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat lead and ensemble of fellow Israeli expats Itamar Zieglar, Dana Leong and Vocalist Tomer Yosef for a magical semi-circus atmosphre that’s part Gypsy caravan, part performance-art collective and all dance party.
Golem’s raw material lies in Yiddish theater songbooks, shtetls and bandleader Annette Ezekiel’s field recordings from Lower East Side locales like bagel shops staffed by Turkmen Jews. She reconstructs these songs much the same as the 16th-century legend of the MAHARAL of Prague. who fashioned a golem monster out of clay.
@ Wild Hare, 3530 N. Clark 21 + show
$12 advance tix via ticketweb.com
Our X-mas alternative falls during Hanukah this year. Last year sold out, and this year will be bigger and better than ever, featuring a mix of acts that will bring an infectious fusion of musical styles incorporating rock, reggae, hip-hop, and disco with traditional Jewish content. STAY TUNED AND SAVE THE DATE