Friday, December 12, 2008

Cantor Richard Kaplan singing at ALEPH Kallah 2003


Here's one more pre-Shabbat post. I was listening to more of the niggunim on the NeoHasid.Org website and through found Cantor Richard Kaplan. Kaplan describes himself by saying
"Performing professionally as a singer, songwriter, and pianist for over 30 years, Richard Kaplan is a Cantor, teacher, ethnomusicologist and choral conductor. His extensive concert repertoire of Jewish World Music includes songs from Ashkenazic (European), Mizrachi (Middle Eastern), and Sephardic (Spanish/Andalusian) traditions, as well as original pieces, often based on ancient melodies and texts. Richard tours nationally and internationally giving workshops where participants can experientially explore masterpieces of Jewish World Sacred Music."

Kaplan has a whole series of CDs available at his website, as well as through iTunes and eMusic. I'm looking forward to hearing them all. To tide me over, here's a lovely performance of Kaplan's from a recent Jewish Renewal event.

Cantor Richard Kaplan singing at ALEPH Kallah 2003

Hat tip to YouTube user JewishRenewal for posting the video.

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