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Center of Jewish Poems and Piyyut in Ashdod - Shirat HaBakashot (PAL DVD)
DVD of Shirat HaBakashot (Song of Requests) - a collection of piyyutim (Jewish liturgical poems) sung by the synagogue attendees, mainly on Shabbat (Saturday) and Jewish holidays. The Bakashot prayer on this DVD is sung during the Jewish New Year High Holidays, and is performed by Rabbi David Edery and the "Center of Jewish Poems and Piyyut in Ashdod" choir. The singing is in the a-capella style (with no instrumental accompaniment), while the singers are sited at tables laid out with delicacies - all this in the best Jewish tradition requirement. The viewer of this DVD experiences the Jewish tradition and holiday spirits, as if he is present in the synagogue himself. (PAL format DVD)

Nigun - KlezJazz
This Hungarian bands mixes Jewish music (folk, klezmer, Sephardic, and sacred) with jazz and free-improvisative elements. This music is characterized by both the melodic turns of Jewish music and improvisational elements. The aim of Nigun is not only preserving heritage but creating new values.

Tim Sparks - At the Rebbe's Table
Guitarist Tim Sparks chooses a surprising program of Jewish music from around the world. Lilting melodies to tickle the soul. Harmonies and rhythm to make you dance. Special guests Marc Ribot and Erik Friedlander join Tim's trio from Tanz for some intimate duets and complex band arrangements. Radical Jewish Culture series.

The Afro-Semitic Experience - Plea for Peace
This African-Jewish jazz alliance offers a unique perspective, both musically and philosopically. Using tools expected and unexpected (bass, horns and drums are met by dobro, violin, African percussion and clarinet) they make a music that will grab the ear of mainstream jazz and Jewish fusion fans because no matter the genre, it is genuine, original and surprising.

A.Attia, H.Désarbre - Jewish Liturgies
A special re-issue of Jewish liturgical chant sung by Adolphe Attia, the officiating Prime Minister of the Grande Synagogue de la Victoire in Paris. The role of the officiating minister, the chaliah tsihour, is basic in the synagogue. His song alternates with the rabbi's sermons and teachings. Attia is accompanied by Hervé Désarbre, playing the organ of Val-de-Grâce.

Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg - Saints and Tzadiks: Yiddish and Irish Songs
Vocalists Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg (of the Klezmatics) present a fascinating album combining Yiddish and Irish songs culled from rare archive material and old recordings, with themes common to the Jewish and Irish traditions: love, death, betrothal, betrayal and the demon drink. The bulk of the Jewish material is drawn from the Ruth Rubin Archive at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where Sklamberg serves as Sound Archivist. The Irish songs come from both the popular and the ancient Gaelic sean nós traditions. Listen

Paul Shapiro - Midnight Minyan
More Radical Jewish Culture: Paul Shapiro's fat tenor sound has graced the music of such diverse artists as Lou Reed, the Microscopic Septet and Brooklyn Funk Essentials of which he was a founding member. For his Tzadik debut, Paul has brought together a remarkable band of long-time associates to perform loungey, old-school jazz renditions of seven Jewish classics and two moody originals. Midnight Minyan is a treasure for young and old. Band includes Paul Shapiro, Steven Bernstein, Peter Apfelbaum, Brian Mitchell, Booker King, Tony Lewis.

Riccardo Joshua Moretti - Il canto di Israele / The song of Israel
Performed by the Midrash Music Ensemble. Italian composer Moretti explores Jewish and klezmer music from a deep and unusual perspective, looking to classical roots for inspiration, but also at home in the worlds of Rota and Morricone. An unexpected revelation.

Joel Rubin Ensemble - Midnight Prayer
Rubin is one of the leading performers of instrumental klezmer music and has spent the last 14 years in Germany and Eastern Europe researching and performing the old Russian Jewish klezmer tradition.He is joined on this marvelous recording by a great group of musicians, including Kálmán Balogh, Ferenc Kovács and David Chernyavsky.

Zmiros Project (Frank London, Lorin Sklamberg and Rob Schwimmer) - Zmiros Project
Klezmatics founders Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg, and pianist Rob Schwimmer present the mystical repertoire of Jewish 'zmiros' singing.

Afro-Semitic Experience - The Road That heals the Splintered Soul
The Afro-Semitic Experience is a six piece group with a jazz and world music sound. Their music is a merging of the many elements of their cultures. Much of what they play has a strong spiritual center to it - their repertoire contains a heavy dose of music from the Jewish synagogue and the African-American church. This new work is an exploration of the deep well of myths, epics and stories that unite all cultures.

Edyta Geppert and Kroke - Spiewam zycie, I sing life
The well-known Polish klezmer innovators join with one of Poland's finest singers of folk and chanson for a special release of music that avoids being penned in by categories like world music, folk or chanson. The distinctive instrumental style of Kroke, based on their Jewish and East European roots, joins perfectly the expressive voice of Edyta and the ambitious lyrics of the Polish songs.

Karsten Troyke - Dus Gezang fun mayn harts
Singer and indefatigable promoter of Yiddish language and culture in his home town Berlin, Karsten Troyke does not care so much about where the tango originally comes from. His distinctive style refers to the Jewish theatre and cabaret song of the Twenties and early Thirties just as to the renaissance of the Yiddish 'Schlager' ofn the Fifties, and after all his art has that brightness you will not find while searching it. He is accompanied by Trio SCHO (Gennadi Dessiatnik, violin, backing vocals; Valeri Khoryshman, accordion; Michael Jach, double bass and guest musician Jan Hermerschmidt on clarinet.

Di Naye Kapelye - Traktorist: Carpathian Klezmer
Di Naye Kapelye goes 50ies-socialism? After a lot of hunting the indefatigable fieldworker Bob Cohen researched a socialist build-up song in yiddish - the scrumptious "Traktorist", praising not only the tractor itself and the five-year plan performance, but also, if not to say mainly, the bigger chances of a tractor driver to hit on the girls. Again, Di Naye Kapelye reaffirms their outstanding role regarding Jewish music from the Carpathian Basin - authentic, rough and tender, danceable and soaked with a deep and true love for the heritage that's treasured by these passioned musicians ever since we can remember.

Paul Brody - Beyond Babylon
Jewish music recorded in Berlin

Chevan, Nizrahi and Afro-Semitic Experience - Yizkor: Music of memory
Composer and bassist David Chevan's Afro-Semitic Experience is joined by Jewish cantor Alberto Nizrahi for a contemporary look at Yizkor, a memorial service when sinners seek atonement, remember those who have passed before and contemplate the the transience of life. Carefully fusing modern American jazz, older American roots and ancient Hebrew traditions is no easy task, but Chevan and company prove more than up to the task on this 2008 exploration of modern American spiritually and musical experimentation.

David Chevan and the Afro-Semitic Experience - Further Definitions of the Days of Awe
"Never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and jazz souls on fire.” So says Nat Hentoff and I can't agree more. For most of the past decade the Afro-Semitic Experience has played the midnight Selichot service with Cantor Jack Mendelson at his synagogue in White Plains, NY. Theey have, in the process, created a new way to accompany cantorial music and they document it in this rousing recording of three concerts in August, 2010 just before the High Holy Days, one in New York City, one in New Haven, Connecticut, and one in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It features the band with special guests Cantor Jack Mendelson, Cantor Lisa Arbisser, Cantor Erik Contzius, cantorial soloist Danny Mendelson, and trumpeter Frank London.

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-stars - Carnival Conspiracy

Naftule's Dream - Live in Florence
a live concert performance by one of the most agressive and innovative of the 'new Jewish fringe' bands

Tri Muzike - Treo

Budapest Klezmer Band - Train 7.40
Besides traditional Jewish compositions, the album contains pieces from the Budapest production of'Fiddler on the roof'.

Tindra and Kroke - Live in Forde
The Norwegian folk-root trio meets the driving Polish band in a live concert. Not as improbable a paring as it might seem, they mesh and clash with energy and grace.

Di Grine Kuzine - Berlin Wedding
More klezmer intuitions from the Germany-based ensemble, firmly rooted, decidedly modern and wildly energetic. Great musicianship and vocals by a wonderful group of artists. 2006 release.

Al Andaluz Project - Deus et diabolus
The Spanish/Sephardic musicians of L'ham de Foc join Estampie, a German group known for its dedication to medieval music, in a recording made at the Dominican monastery of La Cartuja de Cazalla, near Sevilla and explore medieval Sephardic, Arabic, and Christian traditions.

Orkestina - Positivity
This is the 4th release by these musicians from Bulgaria, Spain, Ireland and the UK. More sacred and profane music from the Gypsy and Jewish communities of Romania, Bulgaria and Poland is played by a raucous band of accordions, violins and bass, Bulgarian gadulkas, clarinets and percussion.

various artists - Great Jewish Music: Jacob Do Bandolim
The music of the virtuoso Brazilian mandolinist performed by Basya Schecter, Carla Kihlstedt, Tim Sparks, Anat Cohen and other musicians from the Tzadik Records artists group. From folky to edgy, interesting reinterpretations of this seminal Brazilian artist.

Konsonans Retro - A Podolian Affair
In the southeast of Podolia, just a few minutes from the Moldavian border, you'll find the home of the Baranovskys family. In this region Ukrainians played with Moldovans, with Jews, with Gypsies and Russians, sharing their music and making something new. The musicisn of this extended family offer a fresh look at the unique traditions of their home, music that is steeped in the sounds of klezmer but also, so much more.

Sarah Aroeste - a la una (in the beginning)
An fine and promising debut release by a young American singer exploring Sephardic music in the modern world. The music ranges from traditional folk forms to jazz, rock and many of the hyphens-in-between, supported by a strong ensemble using traditional and modern instruments.

Aman Aman - Música i cants sefardís d'Orient i Occident
Mara Aranda and Efrén López of the well-received Spanish ensemble L'ham de Foc have brought together a number of musicians to explore Sephardic music under the name of Amán Amán. They maintain their forward vision on these tracks, as they traverse Sephardic turf in Greece, Turkey, the Balkans and Spain.

Al Andaluz Project - Al-Maraya
The Al Andaluz Project weds the main female voices fromEnsemble Estampie (Sigrid Hausen), Aman Aman and L'Ham de Foc (Mara Aranda), together with Iman Kandoussi (from Morocco) to a tapestry of lush acoustic instrumentation evocative of the Iberian Middle Ages. Al-Maraya is the Al Andaluz Project's second CD.

Klezroym - Sceni
This outstanding klezmer ensemble is based in Italy, and they forage into the world of Jewish music, tinged with contemporary jazz, deeply rooted in Eastern European and Mediterranean musical traditions. The group plays musicthat crosses borders and mixes different cultures effortlessly, and on this recording they are graced with two guest musicians that complete the circle: the Arab artists Karam Abdelmagid (oud) and Abdullah Mohamed (darbouka).

Tummel - Transit
The Swedes seem to have a new passion for Balkan and other eastern European music, and Tummel present their own brand: tough, raw, often harshly electric, but always soulful and full of the original 'heavy metal' of the European brass band. Klezmer, Balkan dance tunes, Arabic touches and a defiantly original streak define this band's music.

Banna, Barghouti, Murad, Jawaher Shofani - A Time to Cry: A Lament Over Jerusalem
Palestinian singers Rim Banna, Nai Barghouti, Wissam Murad, Jawaher Shofani present songs for Jerusalem, accompanied on traditional and modern instruments with musicians from Norway, the US and the Middle East. The recordings were made in a Palestine home in East Jerusalem that was (in May of 2010) threatened with eviction to make way for new Jewish housing.

David Chevan w/ Afro-Semitic Experience and Frank London - Days of Awe
David Chevan and The Afro-Semitic Experience has been amazing audiences all over Connecticut and the northeast for a number of years (and lately, also around the world). Trumpeter Frank London joins the ensemble on this 2003 release that reinterprets 'meditations for Selichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.' It's an astounding work of musical art, innovative, spiritual and musically adept at merging tradition and innovation, ancient melodies and jazz.

Philip V. Bohlman and New Budapest Orpheum Society - Jewish Cabaret in Exile
Music By Kästner, Nick, Milner, Gebirtig, Eisler, Ellstein, Kreisler, Leopoldi, Katscher, Spoliansky, Schiffer, Ullmann, Tucholsky, Holländer. Includes extensive extensive essay, annotations, and bibliography. Performers: Stewart Miller, bass; Ilya Levinson, piano; Iordanka Kissiova, violin; Hank Tausend, drums; New Budapest Orpheum Society; Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano; Stewart Figa, baritone

Ostblocket - Yes We Are A Swedish Balkan Band...
Everybody's doing it, from New York's Zlatne Uste to Japanese jazz artists.... so who not the Swedes. Östblocket join their fellow Swedes The Cerro Esperanza Band in exploring the joys of Balkan rhythms and brass, and succeed rather brilliantly. Far more often focused on authenticity than the Esperanza crew, Ostblocket offer a rollicking, hard edge brass-band sound that can compete with some of the great bands who live on the original turf. fRoots says it is 'a distinctive new mix... [and] smart stuff.'

Philip V. Bohlman and New Budapest Orpheum Society - Jewish Cabaret in Exile
Music By Kästner, Nick, Milner, Gebirtig, Eisler, Ellstein, Kreisler, Leopoldi, Katscher, Spoliansky, Schiffer, Ullmann, Tucholsky, Holländer. Includes extensive extensive essay, annotations, and bibliography. Performers: Stewart Miller, bass; Ilya Levinson, piano; Iordanka Kissiova, violin; Hank Tausend, drums; New Budapest Orpheum Society; Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano; Stewart Figa, baritone

Hank Sapoznik and the Youngers of Zion - The Protocols
Old time Yiddish music — hot fiddle tunes, forgotten ballads, introspective instrumentals and snappy Second Avenue vaudeville songs performed with anmmediacy evoking the coziness of the parlor and the raucousness of the dance floor. Deeply rooted in traditional Yiddish music, the Youngers of Zion make it their own, playing with an easy sense of ownership and understated virtuosity. Singer and tenor guitarist Henry Sapoznik is joined by Mark Rubin on bass and tuba, and fiddler "Cookie" Segelstein in a 'live in the studio' recording of great energy.

Mihaly Borbely Quartet - Meselia Hill
Mihály Borbélyplays clarinet and jazz saxophone as well kaval flute and tárogató (a wooden soprano saxophone) joined by an ensemble of piano, bass and drums with guests Zoltán Lantos (violin) and Miklós Lukács (cimbalom). Says Michael Stone in RootsWorld, "If Bartók played not-so-straight-ahead jazz, it might sound like the Borbély Quartet, combining Serbian, Slovak, Gypsy, Jewish and German folk influences with classical music, shot through with that thing that swings. Roland Kirk would understand."

Margot Leverett and The Klezmer Mountain Boys - Second Avenue Square Dance!
Clarinetist Leverett and the band expand their repertoire beyond bluegrass and klezmer to rock, jazz, Latin and American music while continuing their unique, hybrid interpretations of standards made famous by Bill Monroe and Dave Tarras, Second Ave. Guest appearances by electric guitarist, Jorma Kaukonen, Hazel Dickens, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, David Grier, Mike Marshall, David Licht, Hankus Netsky, Carlos Oliviera, Dudley Connell, Ronnie Simpkins, and Bobby Shankin.

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