Sephardic Music Festival May 2007
May 1st 2007 - DAVID BROZA
Makor 35 West 67th St. NYC - 8 PM - $35
Legendary Israeli rock star David Broza is a captivating, compelling artist whose unique music truly knows no borders. Critics have described this intense performer as a “post-modern Leonard Cohen.” After performing for hundreds of fans over the past six years at Makor, Broza returns for one last show on this stage before Makor moves downtown.
May 5th 2007 - Balagan Boogaloo with THE SWAY MACHINERY (feat. BRIAN CHASE the YEAH YEAH YEAH's) / SMADAR / DJ SHOTNEZ (Balkan Beat Box) / DJ BALAGAN
MAKOR 67th st. NYC
The Bhangra, Baile Funk, New Mediterranio & Afro Beat Party. A party unlike any other in the city. Village Voice dubbed the Balagan party, “Stereotype-defying music.” and the NY Time Out made it their critic's pick. Come see what all the fuss is about. The SMF Preview edition of the Balgan brings two incredible live sets by The Sway Machinery and Smadar!
May 14th 2007 - PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER CD Release Party
Highline Ballroom - NYC - 7:30pm $25
Price includes new cd, reception at 7:30p.m., and ticket. Highline is new Ballroom by the owners of BBKINGS, in the district where the elevated trains used to pass on the West Side, near Union Square.
May 16th 2007 SARAH AROESTE BAND CD Release Concert
with THE HEBREW MAMITA / FRANK LONDON'S BRASS ALLSTAR / SCOTT KETTNER'S MARACATU / DJ HANDLER
Knitting Factory - 74 Leonard street - NYC - 8 PM / $15 Advance; $18 Door
For more info see the Sephardic Music Festival website.
KlezKanada August 2007
"THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED AND ONLY ANNUAL RURAL–BASED SUMMER FESTIVAL OF YIDDISH / JEWISH CULTURE AND THE ARTS COMPLETES ITS 11TH YEAR
KlezKanada was founded in 1996 to teach, nurture and present to a broad public the best of Jewish traditional arts and Yiddish/Jewish culture. Arising from the wellsprings of Jewish culture and expertise unique to Montreal and Canada, over the past decade KlezKanada has grown into an event with international resonance and cultural/artistic impact, drawing nearly 500 intergenerational participants from nearly every province of Canada, 25 U.S. states and 12 countries throughout the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, as well as Israel. KlezKanada’s program includes instrumental and vocal music, dance, drama, visual arts and folkcrafts, language, literature, film and other forms of expressive culture. Its goal is to foster Yiddish and Jewish cultural and artistic creativity as both an ethnic heritage and a constantly evolving contemporary culture and identity.
KlezKanada 2007 will be held from Monday, August 20, 2007 starting at 5 p.m. through Sunday, August 26, 2007.
The first 100 years of Sephardic recordings - April 10
"Joel Bresler Entrepreneur and expert on Sephardic Music
The first 100 years of Sephardic recordings: A lecture /demonstration featuring recordings of songs from the 78 rpm era to the iPod era."
Sorry everyone. I meant to post this before Passover and missed. Joel will be launching http://sephardicmusic.com/ sometime soon.