Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Teruah on the radio Thursday!

Radio 613Hi everyone. Shameless publicity time. Avi, of the fantastic, Radio 613 / Semitic Soul radio show on CFRC 101.9 FM Kingston Ca, has invited me to sit in tomorrow night at 10pm Eastern Time. The show will be live, on the air, classic community radio. It'll be a hoot. Avi's going spin some of the tracks I featured in my recent talk, "The Silver Age of Jewish Music is Happening Now. And We're Missing it!" I'll be calling in and attempting to sound coherent and entertaining. Which on the best of occasions is a challenge, but after catching a red eye back from San Diego tonight? Oy.

Shabbat ResouledI'm not going to give you a playlist in advance..this is live radio, right? I'd just be guessing and it would spoil the fun. But I will say that we're going being covering a lot of musical territory in an hour. We're also going to do the world premiere broadcast of the brand new Shabbat Resouled album. Shabbat Resouled is England's answer to Craig Taubman's "Friday Night Live."
"Shabbat Resouled - the Musical Project - has evolved out of the highly successful eponymous Kabbalat Shabbat service held on the third Friday of each month at the FINCHLEY PROGRESSIVE SYNAGOGUE in North London, which has been attended by over a thousand people since its inception in April 2007. With new music composed by DEAN STAKER (9½ Incas, Asylum Nation) and performed by a live band of talented musicians. Whilst acknowledging the contribution of the pioneers of Jewish contemporary music such as JEFF KLEPPER and DAN FREEDLANDER (KOL B’SEDER), DEBBIE FRIEDMAN, SAFAM and CRAIG TAUBMAN, SHABBAT RESOULED takes its inspiration from mainstream British artists such as THE BEATLES, CAT STEVENS, PINK FLOYD, THE MOODY BLUES and JETHRO TULL, giving the project a ‘British’ feel and establishing the ‘Anglo-Jewish sound’! With a full-length album scheduled for completion in 2010 and a burning ambition to take the project beyond British shores, Dean is currently working on new songs, demo versions of which are featured on this website. The band is also available to perform for services at synagogues throughout the UK – please contact us for details ("
Well, the album is out. The track's I've heard are great. And we'll be playing one live on air.

To get warmed up, here's a great stage performance of the Shabbat Resouled arrangement of Adon Olam. As good as this stage show is, remember that this is inherently liturgical music. Imagine singing this with a group of 100 at the Finchely Synagogue. Makes me want to fly to London and join in.

Adon Olam - Shabbat Resouled live at Limmud 2009

Show Details: Thursday, April 15, at 10pm Eastern US Time.
  • Option 1. If you're local to Kingston, Canada, listen the proper way: 101.9FM.
  • Option 2. If you're not local, like me, listen to the streaming broadcast off the CFRC Radio website. Go to the website and click the Listen Live button. Make sure you have a streaming media player software installed first. If you don't have one, get Winamp. It's excellent and free.
  • Option 3. Avi podcasts all the shows, using his Radio 613 blog. I'll let everyone know when he's posted this week's show.

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