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13 June 2010



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SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
12 noon – 5pm
SIMCHA! The Jewish Music Festival’s 25th Anniversary Party
Yerba Buena Gardens
Third and Mission Streets, San Francisco
Bring a picnic and instruments and celebrate a quarter century of Bay Area Jewish music with ongoing performances, instrumental jams, a parade, and an Instrument Petting Zoo for all ages and backgrounds. Artists include: Eprhyme, Glenn Hartman and the Klezmer Playboys, Peter Jacques, Elana Jagoda, Kugelplex, Joe Nguyen, Kat Parra, Dan Plonsey and the Dandelion Dancetheater, Red Hot Chachkas, Dror Sinai, Gerry Tenney and California Klezmer, Vocolot, and Joshua Walters. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of San Francisco. In association with Yerba Buena Gardens, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Community Music Center, the Hub (JCCSF) and Zambaleta World Music Institute. For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org or 510-848-0237

July 11, 2010
1 and 4pm
25th Jewish Music Festival
World Premiere Dan Plonsey’s Bar Mitzvah with Dandelion Dancetheater
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, San Francisco
$18 students, seniors, JCC East Bay and CJM members / $22 INCLUDES MUSEUM ADMISSION
For tickets and information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org or 1.800.838.3006
Winner of the prestigious United States Broad Fellow Award, fearlessly experimental Bay Area composer Dan Plonsey and award-winning choreographer Eric Kupers explore what it means to become an adult in today’s complicated world through music and dance. Co-sponsored by the East Bay Community Foundation – Fund for Artists, Zellerbach Family Foundation and W. and F. Hewlett Foundation. Presented in association with the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

July 11, 2010
12 – 6pm
25th Jewish Music Festival
The Bowls Project
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Sculpture Court, entrance @ Mission & 3rd Street
Conceived by Jewlia Eisenberg, founder of the band Charming Hostess. The interactive sound installation is based on sex and magic in “demon bowls,” amulets common in late-antique Babylon. Musical context for project is drawn from the female body, the rich traditions of the Babylonian Jews, and other diaspora sources, both Jewish and African. Presented in association with New Frequencies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
Finale: 25th Jewish Music Festival
Controlled Chaos and Brawny Braininess
Watcha Clan with Charming Hostess
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - Forum
$20 students, seniors, YBCA and JCC East Bay members / $25 general
Tickets: 1-415-978-2787 or www.jewishmusicfestival.org
Direct from Marseille, France Nomadic genre bending music fronted by the charismatic Sistah K, with Berber, Algerian, Sephardi, Ashkenazi and French influences. “... controlled chaos in action.” – NPR. With a Bay Area band founded by Jewlia Eisenberg, renowned for its eerie harmony, hot rhythm and radical braininess. “... a dazzling diverse palette of influences drawn from the Jewish and African diasporas, with Andalusian cadences and Pygmy polyphony...” SF Chronicle.
Co-sponsored by Gaia Fund. Presented in association with New Frequencies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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