Friday, September 12, 2008

David Chevan's "Yizkor for Martyrs"

Way back in May of 2007, I posted videos of the Afro-Semitic Experience performing David Chevan's Yizkor. Now a year and half later, the Yiskor album has come out and the record publisher has put together a nice music video to help promote it. Personally, I can't think of a better album to listen to in Elul.

Yizkor for Martyrs (studio tracking)

Here's the official description....
"From Reckless DC Music, this is the title track from the album "Yizkor: Music of Memory" by David Chevan with Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi and the Afro-Semitic Experience. Recorded at New Haven's Firehouse 12 studio, this special ensemble has created a soulful blend of Spiritual Jazz and Jewish cantorial music. Specifically, the melodies are based on the singing style of Hazzanut, an almost forgotten cantorial style. Chevan sets ancient prayers against world rhythms and modern melodies, all to honor those who have come before us. It has been a joy and a privilege for me to help share their efforts. Special thanks to the Gibbs College (Norwalk, CT) Digital Video Program for the support. For more info, please see 13167/The_Arts/Music.html"
For more information, you can see Chevan's Yiskor Project MySpace page. The disc is available through your favorite online or offline music store. including Amazon and PayPlay.

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