Monday, June 12, 2006

Girls' Night On Tonight at Makor

Tonight is the Girl's Night On event at Makor!
7:30pm - another open mike night for women, by women: act, sing,dance, play, read, joke, filibuster or come watch.
At Makor, 35 W67St. Celebrate the release of their first CD and see what happens when Jewish women rock Makor! Admission: $10. Info: call 212-865-0085 or see Girls' Night On!
This event is also a CD release party for their album "Live at Makor" which captures some of the performances at the last Girls' Night On event. Each track features a different performer.

Here's the track list:

Chalom (Capture The Dream) - Sarah Cohen
Spread Your Love - Naomi Less
Refaenu - Rebecca Fishman
Aidel at Heart - Leslie Ginsparg
Figure It Out - Suffy
Whirling - Jane Babits
Niggun Neshama/Yerushalayim - Dahlia Topolosky & Jenny Sasoon
Suddenly Single - Rachel Kohl
Jewish Mother Blues - Chava
Darbuka Drumbeats - Adena Furstenberg & Rachel Lea Weinberger

Go, buy one (or many) and show your support for for creative Jewish music.

In a similar vein, I'd like to note Nishmat Hatzafon, a Jewish women's performing arts company, is performing for women only on Thursday evening. Here are the details:
8pm - Nishmat Hatzafon, a Jewish women's performing arts company, performing for women only "Bat Kol: The Search for the Inner Voice," interweaving dance, poetry, song, and music. At JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. Cost: $15. More info: 917-679-1890
Nishmat Hatzafon's last performance, this past Thursday night in Washington Heights, was a collaboration with Neshama Carlebach.

There is a growing "scene" of creative frum women performing for women in the city. What's unique about this, to my mind, is that these are not commercial attempts, but artistic ones, as opposed to much of the music for women (not that there's that much) being sold. It's neat to see that there's so much talent out there and that its being used rather than stifled. It's worth supporting.

So, go, buy CD's and help support creative Jewish women's musical efforts.