David Serero draws on his Moroccan Jewish heritage in his adaptations of classic plays.
Their songs mix Yemenite and Arabic traditions with splashes of reggae and hip-hop.
Let us introduce you to a band of sisters with the last name Haim. No, not the ones you’re thinking of. Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim are sisters from southern Israel, and together they form a band called A-WA (Arabic for “Yes,” pronounced AY-wah).
Abi Wassa has been singing with Idan Raichel for 17 years, appeared in front of Obama and his voice can be heard with huge hits.
The 37-year-old icon’s voice whisks over the melody of “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” the African American national anthem, like a flag planted triumphantly on a battlefield.
Over the past year, Dersso has become a sensation in the city’s small but growing rap scene, yet she has spent her whole life preparing for this meteoric rise.
A Jewish student artist shares his perspective of being pro-Israel on a college campus and the Zionism movement
Anthony Russell’s brilliant new album attempts to answer that question.
Black pride, Israeli receptiveness to African music and an explosion of talent have combined to catapult a new generation of local singers and rappers to center stage.
Chavurat Nahariyah is an exciting group of young families in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla in my native Colombia.
A-Wa, the groundbreaking band made up of three Israeli Yemenite sisters who famously sing in Arabic, has just released its first album “Habib Galbi” in the U.S. The band was listed by Rolling Stone last week as one of the 10 New Artists You Need To Know. The group’s first music video, “Habib Galbi,” has attracted 3.5 million views, and they’ve been covered by NPR, VICE, The Washington Post and other international publications.
And what is a drinking party without drinking songs? As in other Jewish communities, drinking alcohol was part of the celebration of Purim, and an extensive corpus of rhymed, Ladino poems known as koplas (or komplas) developed by Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire
It was not until she was already on her way to adulthood, that singer Sarah Aroeste discovered the connection between her Sephardic roots in Greece and her love of music with the Sephardic musical traditions in Ladino.
n some communities in the Middle East, women are often bound by a conservative, patriarchal culture that prevents them from working outside the home and dictates that they take up more traditional roles within the family.
Danny Strong is probably most recognizable as being “that Jewish guy” on TV — he played eager adman wannabe Danny Siegel on Mad Men and the nerdy, perennial victim Jonathan Levinson on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.