In this clip, Yosef Karduner and I sing a traditional Breslever niggun, Adir Ayom. Some say that it's an original Turkish melody, but my great great uncle - Reb Mendel Litvak, a student of Rebbe Natan of Breslev - put the melody to the words of this moving song that we sing every week at Melave Malka (Saturday night meal, ushering out the Shabbat Queen).In the liner notes to his "Breslever Melave Malka" CD, Karduner attributes the song's adaptation to R' Ephraim ben R' Naftali citing Harav Nachman Yisrael Burstein as his source. It's a beautiful melody; even more so in the version on Karduner's disc, which we reviewed here.
The melody doesn't sound particularly Turkish. If anyone has any further information on its provenance or adaptation, please pass it on. Thanks!
Speaking of Rabbi Brody, he and Menachem Herman are "Knocking On Heaven's Door."
Here's another Karduner/Brody clip. "Moshiach Yichbosh Et Haolam Bli Yeriah Achat."
Hirhurim posts "Rock and Roll Davening" complete with Craig Taubman photo.
Over at Ohr Sameach's site, the rabbi gets asked "Is Classical Music in Harmony with Judaism?" Via The Kvetcher, who doesn't like the answer given.
Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals writes about a "Queer Klezmer Quandary." Via the Klezmer Shack.
Speaking of violinists, the J-Post checks in with the Hip-Hop Violinist.
Katie Green blogs Rachel Sharansky's wedding. Mazal Tov!
The Klezmer Shack posts "Rudy Tepel, o"h."
The Klez Kamp 2007 Podcast site is up, and more goodies are being added.
The Army is looking for a "professional celebrity rock music band."
Speaking of Breslov, here are some "Rabbi Nachman of Braslav sayings on Music."
YK theorizes about Chabad's musicians. Breslov anyone?
ADDeRabbi asks "Ayeh?"
Imshin posts Shlomo Artzi singing in Yiddish.
Looking for a good Tu' B'Shvat song to do with your pre-schooler's? Try Gordon Lustig's "Look At Me (I'm A Tree)" It's kid tested!
Jill Sobule needs your help to make her next record.
Me wants one!
Oh man! We missed our chance!
This five year old sounds just like a guy we heard at an affair a while back.
Mathematically inclined? Check out Jazz Math!
Over at da Forward, songstress Lisa Loeb says:"Don’t Call Your Daughter’s Boyfriend a ‘Parasite’" There a country song title in there, we thinks.