Music

The Harlem Shake: Yeshiva University Style

By Anna Sheinman, February 18, 2013

The Harlem Shake is the internet meme sensation that has swept the globe this February. What began in Australia with a group of surfers crazy dancing to 30 seconds of Harlem Shake by dance music producer Baauer, has now been replicated by just about every group imaginable.

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Liverpool music man's bad sounds towards MP results in fine

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 10, 2013

The owner of a popular Liverpool music venue has pleaded guilty to racially abusing Jewish MP Luciana Berger.

Philip Hayes, 53, who runs The Picket venue, which has hosted world-famous music acts, admitted to making a number of antisemitic remarks at Ms Berger at an after-show party for the Liverpool Music Awards last November.

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Happy Chanucah from Matisyahu

By Anna Sheinman, December 12, 2012

Formerly Chasidic Jewish rap/reggae star Matisyahu has released a single to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Organisers hail Batsheva tour 'triumph'

November 29, 2012

The organisers of a UK tour by Israeli dancers have hailed it as a huge success despite protests and disruptions.

Over 10,000 people attended performances by the Batsheva troupe in various cities, with 2,500 joining question-and-answer sessions and workshops.

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Success for the death metal album written in Bet Shemesh yeshivah

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

A Bet Shemesh yeshivah may not be the first place that comes to mind when deciding where to compose a death metal music album.

But for 21-year-old student Avichai Myers, the mix of Talmud and thrash came naturally.

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Alma Deutscher - Seitz, violin concerto no. 3

November 9, 2012

Alma Deutscher started playing the piano at two and the violin at three and has already composed sonatas and a short opera. At only seven years old, her YouTube channel has more than 700,000 hits.

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Rapper Hoodie Allen - You Are Not A Robot

October 22, 2012

Our favourite new Jewish rapper on the block - Hoodie Allen. Real name Steven Markowitz, Hoodie is an American hip-hop artist from Brooklyn, New York.

He started writing lyrics as a child and this year released his first album, All American, aged 22. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes Chart and #10 on the Billboard Chart (US).

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New life for Viktor Ullmann's Terezin opera - The Emperor of Atlantis

By Ruth Rothenberg, October 18, 2012

It takes an Irish-Canadian Catholic to stage an opera written in a Nazi concentration camp by Jews pillorying Hitler.

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ITV's Michael Grade: why I love klezmer music

By Simon Round, October 11, 2012

Former ITV boss Michael Grade has revealed his affection for klezmer music ahead of a BBC documentary to be screened on Sunday.

Lord Grade, now a life peer, admitted that he knew little about the music of the shtetl until he was asked to narrate the BBC4 Timeshift programme, Klezmer: Now That’s What I Call East European Wedding Music… As Played by Yiddish Speaking People!

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David Serero: French opera star in London

By Alan Montague, October 11, 2012

French baritone David Serero will be bringing his unique brand of opera to London next week. The singer, who has both performed under the baton of Placido Domingo and dueted with Jermaine Jackson, will be singing a wide range of material at a gala for Israeli food charity Meir Panim followed by a West End concert at the Dominion Theatre on October 18.

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