Thursday, September 12, 2013

Monday, September 09, 2013

What Time Is It?

Time magazine shows it knows nothing about "New Jewish Music!"

‘I’m Sorry, It’s Yom Kippur’

Shmekel  is atoning! [An inapropriate language warning seems kinda redundant, given the band name, but here it is anyway.]

Monday, September 02, 2013

Odeleya Berlin Releases "אחלה-פניו"

In time for the season, klezmer revivalist clarinetist Moussa Berlin's daughter, Odeleya Berlin has released an album, "אחלה-פניו" on Bandcamp.

This is a very worthwhile collection of what sounds like a live performance of a variety of traditional and newer songs, mainly from the Yomim Noraim liturgy. Berlin's strong connection to this music, no surprise given her background, is palpable. Mousa appears here too.

I'd love to see more presentations of this sort of concert. Moving, touching, informative, and experiential, as opposed to the crass commercial presentation one sees too often at concerts presented for the frum community.

Go listen. Then buy it.