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Posts Tagged ‘ matisyahu ’

The Black and Jewish “Blind Boy” of Blues

February 5, 2014
By
Jerron Paxton

Ten years ago a Jewish reggae musician named Matisyahu took the world by storm. His music was catchy and heartfelt, and it helped that his look was a novelty: a white Hasidic man in a genre of music mostly associated with black people. Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton is next in line to Matisyahu’s throne. He’s a…

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An American Folksinger With A Hasidic Twist

August 13, 2013
By
levi-robin1

When you first listen to Levi Robin‘s tender, breathy vocals and hypnotic fingerpicking, what comes to…

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Matisyahu, the Exorcist

June 5, 2012
By
matisyahu the exorcist

Horror movies are all about planting unexpected things in unexpected places to scare the hell out of you.…

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Shabbat Without a Sun

November 3, 2011
By
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The film 30 Days of Night tackled the perplexing question:…

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Choosing to Be Jewish

February 23, 2011
By
choosing to be jewish

Derek’s parents are divorced. He lives with his…

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A Hazzan in the Opera House

November 5, 2010
By
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Matisyahu might have been the first Hasidic Jew to…

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Matisyahu Meets the Ukulele

September 21, 2010
By
matisyahu meets the uke

Picture it: A crowded public bus. Someone pulls…

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