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Jews Who Rock: Nili Brosh

One of the most in-demand guitarists in music is a musical talent who hails from Rishon LeZion: Nili Brosh.

Indie Rock Band Cancels Tel Aviv Concert Following BDS Pressure

The United States indie rock band Big Thief announced they have canceled their upcoming concerts in Tel Aviv in the midst of pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Breathing New Life Into Works By Composers Who Suffered Oppression

An upcoming opera concert featuring a collection of works by composers who were suppressed by fascist regimes of the 20th Century will be performed at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Mostly Kosher Is Keeping Klezmer Alive

In 2010, Leeav Sofer was in university studying clarinet and voice.

Shalhevet Student Danielle Finn Proudly Displays Her Judaism on “American Idol”

Danielle Finn has been singing ever since she was a little girl. She had her first singing lesson was she was 7-years-old and was...

A British Israeli Composer Creates Music for the Queen

How does a Jewish British immigrant to Israel come to be the composer of music being played in honor of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II?

Jewish Women’s Repertory Company Creates Songs from Home

When a worldwide lockdown takes you away from something you love, what do you do? Simple. You find a way to do it anyway.

Musician Ariel Pink Talks About Getting Canceled

One year ago, on January 6, 2021, a picture of musicians Ariel Pink and John Maus sitting in a D.C. hotel room popped up on Instagram.

Gene Simmons on Boycott of Australia Festival Over Israeli Sponsorship: “Leave Young Talented People Alone”

KISS bassist Gene Simmons criticized those boycotting an upcoming Australian festival over Israeli sponsorship, arguing that “young people in the arts” shouldn’t be punished over politics.

From Tragedy Came a Music Festival Now in its 25th Year

The phrase “may their memory be for a blessing” is on the mind of Dr. Rosemary Cohen every day.

“Violins of Hope” Concert Comes to L.A. After Long Pandemic Delays

After a year and a half delay, the Violins of Hope symphonic concert featuring string instruments from before and during the Holocaust will be...

Jewish and Arab Women’s Choir Shows How Music Builds Bridges

Rana Choir is the only Jewish and Arab women’s choir in Israel.

Meet the Jewish Brothers Who Started an Annual Punk Rock Convention

Long before it became an annual festival, Punk Rock Bowling began as just a gathering of friends in Los Angeles’ punk music community for a bowling tournament in Santa Monica. 

Barbra Streisand Sets Another Record: A Top 20 Album in Every Decade Since the 1960s

Barbra Streisand has become the only woman to record a top 20 album on the Billboard charts in every decade from the 1960s to the 2020s.

Jewish Rapper Sings Praises of Judaism and Pico-Robertson in Music Video

Rony Yehuda loves Pico-Robertson, and he wants everybody to know it.

Israeli Singer Miki Gavrielov Joins Rocker David Lowy To Capture the World’s Craziness

“A World’s Gone Crazy” is the product of two musicians from opposite ends of the planet blending their respective styles.

The Jewish highlights of the 2021 Grammys

(JTA) — When the Jewish sister act Haim took the stage at the 2021 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Americans began googling “hime.” That’s how...

The Hidden Meanings of Ladino Music and Poetry

These songs tell the inner story of who the Jews are for the Jews.

Israeli Pop Stars’ Music Video With Mexican and Arab Garb — and Giant Roosters — Irks Some Viewers

Despite the fact that the lyrics are not that complicated — there’s a lot going on in the video.

Haim Kick Off ‘Women in Music’ Celebrating Their Jewish Roots and Pastrami at Canter’s Deli

Jewish sister group Haim returned to the place they had their first-ever concert: Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles.

Lost Jewish Children’s Poems Set to Music in ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

From 1941 to 1945, 15,000 children were imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp in what is now the Czech Republic. Fewer than 150 survived....

Rapper Kosha Dillz Creates Virtual Music Festival for Unique Passover Experience

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz (Rami Matan Even-Esh) was supposed to attend Coachella this past weekend to celebrate with fans and reprise his famous seder...

Pop Star Pink, Having Recovered From COVID-19, Donates $1M to Fight Disease

Jewish pop star Pink and her 3-year-old son have recovered from the coronavirus, she announced on Twitter. She and her son Jameson were sheltering at...

Kosha Dillz and Matisyahu Drop Their New Single

Rami Matan Even-Esh was released from a New Jersey prison 15 years ago. While many rappers go in and out of incarceration in their...

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen among Israelis on jazz scene

To get an idea of the collective impact that Israeli musicians have had on American jazz in the past two decades, consider that when...

Jay-Z defends lyric called anti-Semitic: ‘Context is everything’

Jay-Z defended his decision to include a lyric in a song on his latest album that has been called anti-Semitic, saying he exaggerated images...

As Prager takes Disney Hall stage, music drowns out controversy with Santa Monica Symphony

The news that conservative commentator Dennis Prager would conduct the Santa Monica Symphony was met with dissent from some of the symphony’s volunteer musicians....

Odessa/Havana ensemble returns to Skirball with new vocalist

Remembered for its spellbinding performance at the Skirball Cultural Center 10 years ago, David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana ensemble will return with its blend of Jewish...

Peter Himmelman writes ‘little fight songs for myself’

When musician Peter Himmelman starts a new project, he doesn’t focus on how he will make it popular with audiences. Instead, he aims to...

Singer-Songwriter merges Jewish and gospel influences

Growing up in Norfolk, Va., in a Conservative Jewish home, singer-songwriter Karen Hart was intrigued by how the chants she heard in her synagogue...

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