Posts Tagged ‘ jewish music ’

The Jewish Reggae King from Washington, D.C.

April 30, 2015
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The Jewish Reggae King from Washington, D.C.

Other than the connections between Judaism and Rastafarianism, and maybe good ol’ Matisyahu, there aren’t too many links between Jews and reggae. That is, if you’re not counting Gary Himelfarb, a.k.a. Doctor Dread—though you should be. Though he was born in Washington, D.C. in the ‘50s and raised Jewish, Himelfarb…

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Seinfeld’s Back With Another Rap Album About Nothing

April 24, 2015
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Seinfeld’s Back With A Rap Album About Nothing

  Quoting Jerry Seinfeld around the water cooler may be back in style—as long as…

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Where Star Trek and the Great American Songbook Meet the Jews

April 13, 2015
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What happened to the classic songs of the 1930’s and ‘40s? The standards of the…

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If Your Cantor Were a Rock Star He Would Sound Like This

March 30, 2015
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If you ask Brooklyn-based musician Yoshie Fruchter, the…

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The Latest From Our Favorite 11-Piece Afrobeat Jewish Avant-Garde Jazz Band

September 18, 2014
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Where Afrobeat Meets Jewish Music Meetz Jazz

Zion80 is a big band with a big…

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The Man Who Taught Arabic in Yiddish

July 25, 2014
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The Man Who Taught Arabic in Yiddish

Have you been wanting to learn Palestinian Arabic? Bistu…

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Jewish Camp Songs Like You Never Heard Them Before

October 24, 2013
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Think back to your weeks at Jewish summer camp—site…

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WTF Just Happened to “Oyfn Pripetchik”?

August 9, 2013
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Meet Psoy Korolenko, the self-described “wandering philologist”and song-tinkerer…

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‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

November 30, 2012
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In comedian Lenny Bruce’s famous “Jewish vs. Goyish”…

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More Psalms for the Perplexed

July 6, 2012
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Two years ago, the Israeli singer Kobi Oz…

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Midnight Train to Zion

June 4, 2012
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Shlomo Carlebach revolutionized Jewish music by adapting it to the idiom…

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The Precious Age of 13

May 30, 2012
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The singer James Levy’s deep rumbling voice and…

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