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30 September 2013

Jaffa Road Performs At Kleztival Sao Paulo

                                                    Jaffa Road at Kleztival Sao Paulo

Jaffa Road performed at Kleztival Sao Paulo on 29 Sept. 2013. Based in Toronto, Canada, the band performs a blend of Hebrew and Ladino melodies.

Band members:

28 September 2013

Kleztival São Paulo 2013 Opening Night

The 4th Kleztival São Paulo got off to a great start this evening with Frank London's "A Night In The Old Marketplace" before a near-capacity audience. This is my first time attending the festival and seeing this show. The work is a fusion of music and storytelling, with the music and singing alternating with the narration. Five outstanding vocalists took to the stage, including The Klezmatics' Lorin Sklamberg. With eleven performers in all, this was quite a production, including projected animations onto a screen on stage. The show will be presented again during the festival, which will run through 3 October. Congratulations to the Kleztival 2013 organizers for putting on such a great event, especially these days, when arts budgets are tight. It is my hope that Kleztival continues to draw enthusiastic support from the Brazilian public, and the São Paulo Jewish Community. Congratulations on such a fine event!

20 September 2013

Nicole Borger

Nicole Borger

Keith and Nicole

Klezmer Podcast 107- Nicole Borger. This episode features an interview with Nicole Borger of the group Klezmer4, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Besides her own music, she is involved with the Brazilian Jewish Music Institute (Instituto Da Musica Judaica Brasil), and Kleztival, a Jewish music festival. We hear Nova Cancao/Dos Naye Lid from the album Klezmeriando- Novas E Velhas Cancoes.
Run time: 31:14.

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19 September 2013

Klezmer Podcast 106 - Gaston Mohadeb


Klezmer Podcast 106- Gaston Mohadeb. This episode features an interview with Gaston Mohadeb of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gaston is the leader of Sherbamate Productora, which produces his bands Orquesta KEF and La Gypsy, among other acts. From KEF we hear El Majamedlei from the album KEF, and Sher Bamate (U Balev) from the elbum eXtraKef. We also hear the La Gypsy track Oriental Suite from the album Cantina Klezmer. This interview was recorded on 18 April 2013.
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07 September 2013

Join us for a Special Shabbat Experience with Common Chords Friday: October 4th, 2013 8pm

Join us for a Special Shabbat Experience with

Common Chords

Friday: October 4th, 2013 8pm

Salman Ahmad (guitar/vocals), Yale Strom (violin),
Samir Chatterjee (tabla), Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals),
Lou Fanucchi (accordion)

Common Chords represents a unique convergence of Sufi and Khasidic traditions in improvisational trance music.   The experience is deeply spiritual and meditative and draws from the bible, the Koran and the great mystic poets of the ages - the music is intense, energetic and meditative.  We invite you to come and listen in rapt meditation or get up and dance - or both!

Craig N Co presents
Common Chords
The Pico Union Project
1153 Valencia Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(parking available)
$15 Admission
To Reserve by email: kendall@craignco.com
To Reserve by phone: (818) 760-1077