Friday, January 2, 2009

Zeda's Beat Box rocks St. Louis

Here's a quick Friday morning shout out to Zeda's Beat Box in St. Louis. I was looking for a pre-Shabbat, get in the groove, video and ran across this one from Zeda's recent concert at Cicero's. Wish I was there. It looks like it was a great show.

According to their website,
"Zeda's Beat Box is an interfaith rock band that sets ancient Hebrew text to the deep groove of reggae and modern dance music. The band performs in both temples and rock music venues around the St. Louis area. Zeda's Beat Box was formed in January of 2007 by Dave Simon, the founder of Dave Simon's Rock School. Simon has written new compositions under the guidance of Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose, Rabbi Dr. Neal Rose, and Cantorial Soloist Sharon Nathanson of Congregation B'nai Amoona. Lyrics are set in new English text as well as segments of Hebrew text derived from the Jewish Friday night Shabbat service. To build the band, Simon recruited four teenagers who participate in Rock School's All-Star Band program. The All-Star Band program is for musically advanced teens that can play their instruments at a semi-professional skill level.
Great job, gang. Rumor has it they have an album out, but I haven't heard it yet.

Zeda's Beat Box: Havenu Shalom Aleichem

Hat tip to YouTube user hblieb for posting the video.


Anonymous said...

You can hear more at They've got a new CD called Seven, and an older one that has 4 tracks on it. More videos are coming to Youtube, as well.

Jack said...

Thanks Harry. I'll check 'em out.