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Jews know how to rock. They also know how to perform hip hop, soul, klezmer, jazz, reggae and just about every other form of music around. Get into the Jew groove here.
20th November 2007
Albert donates $30m
Trumpeter Herb Alpert has donated $30 million to pay for a new music school at the University Of California, Los Angeles. The music mogul gave the money to the university’s Los Angeles campus via his Herb Alpert Foundation.
13th November 2007
Jewish trio
Looking for something to play on your MP3 player? Caroline Westbrook makes suggestions based on what she is listening to at present. Find out more aobut her trio of sounds from Naftule's Dream, Lilah Tov and Gogol Bordello vs Tamir Muskat.
12th November 2007
Jewish trio
Looking for something to play on your MP3 player? Caroline Westbrook makes suggestions based on what she is listening to at present. Find out more aobut her trio of sounds from Naftule's Dream, Lilah Tov and Gogol Bordello vs Tamir Muskat.
6th November 2007
Mark Ronson
Winehouse has eyes for Ronson
Singer Amy Winehouse is so pleased with her recent collaboration with fellow kosher producer Mark Ronson , she does not trust anyone else to produce her next album.
30th October 2007
Mark Ronson
Ronson To Bring Foreigner Sound Up To Date
Foreigner founder Mick Jones is calling in a favour from his stepson Mark Ronson - the producer is helping the guitarist to help make a comeback album.
23rd October 2007
Mark Ronson
Robbie eyes Ronson
Kosher uberproducer Mark Ronson is in talks to record a comeback album with Robbie Williams. Ronson, who has worked with stars Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, last teamed up with the singer on his 2006 album Rudebox
16th October 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse goes rehab with Doherty
Jazz songstress Amy Winehouse travelled to Pete Doherty’s rehab clinic to prepare for their latest track.
9th October 2007
Bryan Adams
Adams Rocks For Peace
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams will headline a concert to promote peace in the Middle East next week. The Summer Of ‘69 star will perform in Tel Aviv on 18 October to raise awareness for a peace campaign launched by non-profit organisation One Voice.
2nd October 2007
Radio 1
Radio 1 Jews
Since the BBC's pop music station Radio 1 first burst on to the airwaves in 1967, it's played host to hundreds of DJs from all backgrounds. As the station celebrates its 40th anniversary, SJ recalls its kosher presenters.
25th September 2007
Shemspeed goes global
Busy as a beaver DJ Handler is set to put on his Shemspeed Jewish music club night across several different cities including New York and London in the space of just a few days in October.
18th September 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse back to work
Troubled jazz songstress Amy Winehouse is proving she has recovered from her recent drug problems by heading back to the studio. The Rehab hitmaker - who recently spent two short spells in rehab - has announced plans for a new album.
11th September 2007
Bob Dylan
Dylan back on air
Bob Dylan’s highly acclaimed Theme Time Radio Hour satellite radio show will return to US airwaves for a second season on 19 September.
4th September 2007
Michelle Citrin
Rosh Hashana girl
She’s funny, cute, sexy and just downright adorable and now Michelle Citrin can add another skill to her skillset, making cool videos.
28th August 2007
Mark Bolan
Fans call for award for Bolan
Fans of tragic Marc Bolan have asked Brit Award bosses to hand the singer a posthumous prize, to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. Bolan was just 29 when he was killed in a car accident in 1977.
21st August 2007
Scarlett Johansson
Johansson's new album
Actress Scarlett Johansson feels guilty about how easily she secured a record contract for her upcoming album of Tom Waits covers, because she has musician friends who dream about releasing an album.
14th August 2007
David Lee Roth
Roth back in Van Halen
Van Halen will tour North America with singer David Lee Roth for the first time since 1985, it was confirmed at a Los Angeles press conference on Monday. Roth has reunited with original band members Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen.
7th August 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse becoming fashion-able?
A range of jeans and other clothing bearing a moniker from jazz songstress Amy Winehouse could be in clothing stores in 2008 and the star is looking to take a “full hands on approach” to the fashion range.
31st July 2007
Mark Ronson
Dylan says yes to Ronson
Kosher uber-producer Mark Ronson has spoken of his “honour” at becoming the first artist to receive Bob Dylan’s approval for a remix. Ronson has created a hip-hop version of classic 1966 song Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine).
24th July 2007
Erran Baron Cohen
Erran Baron Cohen interview
Erran Baron Cohen – the brother of Borat and Ali G creator Sacha – made a name for himself a few years ago with the band Zohar. SJ talks to him about his involvement in the Sacred exhibition at London's British Library and his famous sibling.
17th July 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse up for award
Jazz songstress Amy Winehouse has been shortlisted for the prestigious Nationwide Mercury Prize. Winehouse's well received Back To Black album goes up against 10 other finalists including last year's winner Arctic Monkeys and 2003 winner Dizzee Rascal.
10th July 2007
Oi Va Voi
Oi Va Voi concert review
Oi Va Voi are back after two tumultuous years with an eponymous second album. Elly Goodman went to London's Scala to see the band play material from it to a packed audience and find out if the wait for the album and gig was worth it.
3rd July 2007
Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson interview
Musician and producer Mark Ronson has made a name for himself by twiddling the knobs for the likes of Lily Allen and fellow kosher hitmaker Amy Winehouse. Caroline Westbrook chats to the man himself about being Jewish, making music and telling jokes.
26th June 2007
Bob Dylan
Dylan tops angry poll
Folk rock legend Bob Dylan has topped another music poll - this time for recording the angriest love song. Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right has claimed the top spot in an online Rolling Stone magazine poll.
19th June 2007
Solomon Sisters
Solomon Sisters on tour
Jewish musical duo the Solomon Sisters are bringing their show to London, ahead of performing at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Yiddish Cabaret And Klezmer sees the pair reviving classic songs from the golden age of New York’s Yiddish Theatre.
12th June 2007
Jeff Wayne
Jeff Wayne interview
Composer Jeff Wayne is best known for his 1978 album and musical The War Of The Worlds. As a new highlights album is released and he prepares to take the musical on tour, SCaroline Westbrook talks to him.
5th June 2007
Amy Winehouse
Getting Winehouse endorsement
Drink companies in Japan as well as the USA and UK are looking to snap up jazz songstress Amy Winehouse to front advertising campaigns, on TV, billboards and print.
29th May 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse duet with Sir Elton
Jazz songstress Amy Winehouse is set to duet with music legend Sir Elton John. According to an industry insider, Sir Elton is smitten with the recently wed north Londoner and wants to work with her.
22nd May 2007
Geoff Berner
Klezmer Comes To London
Klezmer fans are in for a treat this weekend with three klezmer acts performing at the Klez In The City event in East London. Among those taking part are London-based group Kosmos and eccentric Canadian musician Geoff Berner.
15th May 2007
Barbra Streisand
Streisand plays another date
Legendary singer Barbra Streisand has added an extra date to her UK tour. Streisand, who will be joined on tour by a 58 piece orchestra, will now play three nights at London’s O2 Arena, on July 18, 22 and 25.
8th May 2007
Adam Levine
Maroon 5 make history
Adam Levine’s Maroon 5 have made US pop chart history after scoring the biggest jump to number one ever on the Billboard Hot 100. The group’s Makes Me Wonder has shot up the chart from number 64 to number one, beating Kelly Clarkson’s previous jump from 52 to the top spot.
1st May 2007
Infected Mushroom
Infected Mushroom
It has been a while since trance music took over Tel Aviv's clubs, invaded mainstream radio stations, was played at bar mitzvot and featured on MTV. Still, the first image that comes to mind when you ask an Israeli about trance is Infected Mushroom.
24th April 2007
Marc Shaiman
Shaiman wins award
Composer Marc Shaiman has claimed the Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the music of film and television at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Film and Television Music Awards.
17th April 2007
Yad Vashem freestyle
Teenagers opt to spend Holocaust Memorial Day watching DVDs? Hip-hop artist Subliminal and Grammy award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari think they have a solution.
10th April 2007
Max Pashm
Max Pashm review
Weddings, Barmitzvahs and Funerals, by Brighton based musician Max Pashm, was originally released in 1997 – but it still sounds good 10 years on. SJ's Caroline Westbrook offers her verdict,
3rd April 2007
Sefira Review
Hasidic rapper Y-Love has teamed up with human beatbox star Yuri Lane on Sefira (Count It), an entirely acapella album for the Omer. SJ's Caroline Westbrook offers her verdict.
27th March 2007
Y-Love and Yuri Lane
Accapella Jewish delights
During the period following Passover, Jews count the days and weeks of the Omer and during this time, many Jews will refrain from playing or performing music with instruments but perform with just their voices. Find out about Sefira.
20th March 2007
Regina Spektor
Spek's appeal
One of America's best-kept Jewish secrets, Regina Spektor has been wowing fans in London over the past few weeks. The Russian songstress, who left Eastern Europe in 1989 for New York, even performed a showcase last month at West London Synagogue in central London.
13th March 2007
Jerry Springer
Springer opera in Vegas
A quirky opera based on Jerry Springer’s rough-and-ready TV talk show will make its debut in America this month after securing a run in Las Vegas.
6th March 2007
Beastie Boys
Beastie's only UK gig
Jewish rap trio The Beastie Boys will be the main attraction at this summer’s Bestival music weekend on the Isle Of Wight. The festival, which takes place from September 7-9, will mark the New Yorkers’ only live performance in the UK this year.
27th February 2007
Israel pushes button for Eurovision
Israel's entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been chosen. The tongue-in-cheek rap band Teapacks will represent the country in Helsinki with the track Push The Button.
20th February 2007
The Solomon Sisters
Klez sisters in New York
London-based Klezmer/Cabaret duo, The Solomon Sisters are to make their New York debut by performing at Makor with a backing group featuring some of the finest Klez performers around.
13th February 2007
Ari Ben Moses
Introducing Ari
One of the most musically diverse bands to come out of the US in a while, the Ari Ben Moses Band blend a variety of styles – including reggae, funk Latin and Middle Eastern. Find out more about frontman Ari Ben Moses.
6th February 2007
The Men with Beards
Thanks to Matisyahu successfully breaking out from the Jewish musical ghetto and moving into the mainstream, there's never been a better time to be frum and to rock (or rap, or play reggae or just do anything with music). And now coming from Brooklyn are Ta-Shma.
30th January 2007
Jory Steinberg
Steinberg off to Hollywood
American Idol hopeful Jory Steinberg has made it through to the next round of the top talent show. 25-year-old Jory, who auditioned in New York, impressed Simon Cowell with her rendition of the Tina Arena song Chains.
23rd January 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse number 1
Songstress Amy Winehouse has topped the album charts for the second week with her recent release Back To Black.
16th January 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse leads The Brits
Boozy songstress Amy Winehouse has been shortlisted for two categories in the prestigious Brits. The 23-year-old North Londoner is a favourite to win Best Album for her critically acclaimed Back To Black, as well as British Female Solo Artist.
9th January 2007
Eli-sete for success
Watch out for Elisete in 2007. Born in Brazil, Elisete left for Israel in 1991 and since then has established herself as one of Israel's brightest stars off the club scene.
2nd January 2007
Michelle Citrin
Falling for Citrin
Watch out for big things from our most favourite short Jewish folk-rocker Michelle Citrin. She may be only five feet, but this 25-year-old gal can blast out pretty nifty tunes like If I Fall which is three minutes of sheer musical brilliance.
26th December 2006
Golem Get Their Kit Off
Klezmer punk band Golem have shown what they are made of by wearing some gatkes produced by San Fran-based Jewish Fashion Conspiracy. The band were in the Golden Gate Bridge city performing at Vodka Latka.
19th December 2006
Bevis Marks 350
Final 350 events
The final event of the year long celebrations to mark the 350th Anniversary of Jews being readmitted to England saw a sell out crowd of 500 people attend Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London for a night music, drama and poetry.
12th December 2006
Sephardic Music Festival
Sephardis Get Funky
This Chanukah, New Yorkers will get the chance to celebrate everything that makes Sephardi culture fresh and happening. The Annual Sephardic Music Festival features a breathtaking array of diverse Sephardic-flavoured sounds.
5th December 2006
Good For The Jews
Something good for the Jews?
A new Jewish partnership of Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin are hoping to deliver something entertaining for Jews. As Good For The Jews the duo are set to play a series of gigs this month including one featuring Lisa Loeb.
28th November 2006
Barbra Streisand
Streisand breaks all records
Barbra Streisand is back in the record books after setting new theatre bests at 14 of the 16 venues she played during her recent North American tour. The Yentl singer’s 20 shows, which wrapped up in Los Angeles last week grossed a staggering $92.5 million.
21st November 2006
Craig Taubman
Shabbat Shalom for Taubman
For many years now, Jewish musician Craig Taubman has been on a drive to get more Jewish music out, from his own material through to compilation albums featuring other artists, Taubman has been one of the most widely recorded musicians around.
14th November 2006
Shabbaton Choir
Malovany and Shabbaton unite
Dan Levy goes to the New West End Synagogue to discover Cantor Joseph Malovany and the legendary Shabbaton choir reuniting for the first time in 20 years at a gala concert on Motzei Shabbat. Find out what he thought of the night.
7th November 2006
Solomon Sisters
Sisters on stage
Promising an evening of traditional Yiddish song, klezmer and a touch of their own original material, London’s Solomon Sisters are set to bring the house down at the New Spiro Ark Centre.
31st October 2006
Borsht to Blighty
Jewish music all-dayer
As 2006 comes to a close, so does the 350th anniversary of Jews being readmitted back to England and to end the celebrations a Jewish music all-day event is taking place on November 26 which sees 350 artists taking part.
24th October 2006
Wanna see Barbra?
Want to see the ultimate female Jewish entertainer in action and got a few thousand dollars to spare? Well, the Violence Policy Center has a handful of tickets to Barbra Streisand at Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
17th October 2006
Eve Sicular
Sicular culture
Looking to get into some Jewish music, then why not let Eve Sicular be your guide. With an interest in two bands, Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos, Sicular is one of the Jewish world's leading exponents of Jewish music and Yiddish culture.
10th October 2006
Israel's Eurovision makeover
Following one of its worst results in contest history, Israel is to radically alter its approach to selecting a song and performer to represent the country at Eurovision 2007.
3rd October 2006
Jewish Musical Trio
Looking for something to play on your MP3 player? Caroline Westbrook makes suggestions based on what she is listening to at present. Find out more aobut her trio of sounds from Naftule's Dream, Lilah Tov and Gogol Bordello vs Tamir Muskat.
26th September 2006
So who won what?
The annual Jewish Music Awards, part of Oy!Hoo took place earlier this month in New York at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The evening included performances from Y-Love, Soulfarm, Rachel Sage and Benny Bwoy. Find out who won what
19th September 2006
Shabbat Lounge
Celebrate Shabbat
With more Jewish albums to his name than most musicians, Craig Taubman is one of the most prolific of Jewish artists around and in time for the High Holydays, Taubman has released his latest project - The Shabbat Lounge.
12th September 2006
Modular Moods
In The Mod
It's a good month for Jewish music – if you happen to live in New York, that is. DJ Handler, the boss of Modular Moods Records, is bringing some of his hippest artists to a series of shows over the next few weeks.
5th September 2006
Rockfour keep on rockin'
If you're a fan of Israeli music then chances are you'll have come across Rockfour, the psychedelic rock trio who are one of the country's most successful bands.
22nd August 2006
Beth Schafer
Jew wins idol
A Jewish musician from Florida has beaten other religious artists to win the faith-based category on American Idol Underground. Beth Schafer scooped the award for her two songs Still Small Voice and Love Multiplies.
15th August 2006
The return Of Peaches
Since she burst on to the scene in 2000 with her debut album, Jewish Canadian musician Peaches has gained a cult following – and now she's back with her latest release, Impeach My Bush.
8th August 2006
The return of Klezfest
It's that time of year again, when musicians from all across the world gather in London for the annual KlezFest event, celebrating klezmer music and more. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with events and workshop throughout this month.
1st August 2006
Dana International
Where's Dana?
Remember Dana International? You probably do if you're a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest, since she was the one who last won it for Israel in 1998 – but where is she now?
25th July 2006
Gad Elbaz
Gad Elbaz interview
Meet 24-year-old Israeli singer Gad Elbaz who is on his way to become the next Latino superstar and he says he wouldn't mind doing a duet with Christina Aguilera.
18th July 2006
Francesca Berlin pic: Garry Castle
Face the music
She's a distant relative of legendary composer Irving Berlin, now Essex teenager Francesca Berlin is trying to make her own moves into music with a debut single Colours Faded, released next month. Caroline Westbrook finds out more.
11th July 2006
Jewish music
Buying Jewish music
Looking for somewhere in the UK to buy that really obscure klezmer album or something more up to date from the Israeli music scene, then Jewish Music Distribution can fulfill all your musical needs.
4th July 2006
Ian Broudie
Jewish Lightning
You might remember them as the band behind the chart-topping England Euro 96 anthem Three Lions, but there's more to the Lightning Seeds than merely football songs.
27th June 2006
Avishai Cohen
High priest of jazz
Israel is renowned for exporting some of the finest jazz musicians in recent years and Avishai Cohen has to be at the top of the list. His instrument of choice is the double bass which he plays with passion and determination.
20th June 2006
Matisyahu on Yahoo
Matisyahu covers The Police
On the Yahoo! Music Smash service, Everyone's favourite Jewish reggae performer Matisyahu gives gives a stunning rendition of Message in a Bottle and brands it his own. Find out more.
13th June 2006
Terry Poison
Enjoy poison
Having made a name for themselves on the Israeli dance and club scene, Terry Poison, a trio hellbent of delivering quality electro dance have now arrived in Europe and on British soil.
6th June 2006
Roni Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur rocks
Roni Ben-Hur has been recording albums for over a decade and in that time, this Israeli jazz musician has been winning fans across the globe with his musical delights.
30th May 2006
Israeli dancing
Dance yourself Israeli
For anyone who has ever fancied doing Israeli dancing, a new London class is taking place every Thursday evening in Golders Green, north west London. Strictly Israeli Dancing offers both dance to traditional and modern Israeli music.
23rd May 2006
Meet Matisyahu
Having sold the best part of a million copies of his latest album Youth, which has become the first major Jewish music crossover, Matisyahu is certainly getting out the word that frum is in fashion. Find out more.
16th May 2006
Rock with Amstaff
With hints of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Linkin Park, Israeli band Amstaff are turning heads and showing that Israeli musicians can deliver great sounds and not just conform to the norm.
9th May 2006
World Music Israel
Music from Israel
A group of self-managed Israeli musicians have created a website to showcase their work as well as of other local peers. Currently the site, World Music Israel offers five artists with selections of their music.
2nd May 2006
Not too shy
Serious Jewish rappers covering Jewish issues have always been far and few between. In the past, it seemed that Jews only ever wanted to be comical about rap and get some laughs out of it. But New Yorker E-shy is taking Jewish rap to a new level.
25th April 2006
Psychosemitic review
It's official – London doesn't suck when it comes to creative Jewish culture, as Psychosemitic has now landed. The long-awaited club night made its debut at the old Spitalfields Market venue the Spitz, on Saturday April 22.
18th April 2006
Tina Karol
Jew-rovision Song Contest
As Europe starts to get into Eurovision fever, this year sees several Jewish performers including Tina Karol from the Ukraine looking to make a name for themselves. Caroline Westbrook profiles the wannabe winners.
11th April 2006
Socalled Seder
Socalled tackles Seder service
Canadian DJ and musician Josh Dolgin – better known as Socalled – pays tribute to Pesach on his most recent album The Socalled Seder. The CD puts a diverse and original spin on the traditional service. Caroline Westbrook reviews it.
4th April 2006
Matisyahu on AOL
Just about everything you always wanted to know about 26-year-old Jewish reggae superstar Matisyahu, from his influences through to plans for the future is now up on a special AOL Music sessions multimedia site.
28th March 2006
Maurice el Medioni
Descarga Oriental review
He may have only landed a record deal in his late sixties, but Maurice el Medioni is making up for lost time now. His new album, Descarga Oriental, is the follow-up to his 1996 debut Café Oran. Daily Jews Caroline Westbrook takes a listen.
21st March 2006
Eddie Butler
Butler goes to Athens
Singer Eddie Butler has been chosen to represent Israel at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Butler triumphed at the Kdam – the Israeli national final to choose a song for the contest – with his song Ze Hazman (This is the Time).
14th March 2006
From the ghetto
A few years after New York saw an explosion in Jewish musical talent blending their Eastern European roots with contemporary sounds, London is catching the groove with artists and performers expressing their Jewish identity through music.
7th March 2006
What I Like About Jew
What I Like About Jew
In the world of comedy and music, two New Yorkers are putting the Jew back into the spotlight under the performing name of What I Like About Jew. Daily Jews finds out a bit more about what makes Rob Tannenbaum and Sean Altman tick.
28th February 2006
Punk up Purim
A night of Jewish culture including music and art for free in London's East End? Well that seems to be the promise of PunkPurim, an event organised by Jewish satire site Jewdas and New York-based Heeb Magazine at rampART.
21st February 2006
A night of Klez
Klezmer fans in north London won't have to travel far to get a dose of Klezmer music in their area as The Jewish Music Institute and Edgware and District have joined forces on 26 February for a night of Klez delight.
14th February 2006
Sista Warrior
Sista making video
One of the best unknown talents that needs to be spotted is Sista Warrior. For the last few years, Sista Warrior has been making British Jewish reggae with a passion. And now she is making a video for The Seven Laws of Noah, a track off her debut album.
7th February 2006
Zen Micro MP3 player
Israeli music downloads
Israeli music fans can now legally download Hebrew songs from the internet and pay only a few shekels per each song. The new site, which is operated by MSN Israel offers albums and songs released by Israel's three major record companies.
31st January 2006
Doing it Sub's way
He's been described as the prince of Israeli hip-hop and in less than a decade, Subliminal has grown from rapping in his native Israel to an international audience and in the process setting up a whole lifestyle brand based around his success.
24th January 2006
Shiri Maymon
Say shalom to Shiri
The last time you may have heard of Shiri Maymon was at last year's Eurovision Song Contest. The sultry songstress finished in a very respectable fourth place with her ballad The Silence That Remains.
17th January 2006
Shila Mitra
Revenge of the Jew
When Texas rapper Chamillionaire left his previous label BCD Music Group to sign to multi-national Universal, he signalled his leaving by dissing those who had helped him previously. As a result, BCD Music Group is releasing a new compilation album, Revenge of the Jew
10th January 2006
Simply Divahn
Jewish girl groups are few and far between, but one all-female band making a major impact on Jewish music are Texan quartet Divahn. Their self-titled debut album blends middle Eastern and Sephardic sounds with traditional Hebrew melodies.
3rd January 2006
Omri Levy
Omri presence
If you're a fan of American Gary Jules, British James Blunt or Canadian Daniel Powter, then you'll love Israeli singer-songwriter Omri Levy. He's everything this trio are – and more.
27th December 2005
The Power of Dreams
Nothing's impossible for Honda
It's quite possibly the most over-the-top advert you'll ever see. Honda's The Power Of Dreams takes a two-minute trip though the company's transport divisions, to the sounds of classic song The Impossible Dream. And we've found a Jewish connection...
20th December 2005
Eyal Golan
New heights for Golan
He’s been described as the Israeli answer to Ricky Martin crossed with the UK’s Robbie Williams and he’s coming to the UK. Eyal Golan, one of the most popular singers in the Israeli music industry is to come to Wembley next May.
13th December 2005
Liel and Bill
Swell Liel the singing sensation
At the age of just 16, Israeli singer Liel has performed with everyone from former president Bill Clinton to German rockers The Scorpions – and she's also mates with Elton John and Bono. Not bad for a teenager.
6th December 2005
Say hello to Izabo
Israel has always had a flourishing music scene, but one band to break out of the Holy Land and find success elsewhere are indie rockers Izabo. Lead singer Ram Shem Tov talks about the band's slow but steady rise to fame and singing in English.
29th November 2005
Matisyahu's London debut
Fresh from rocking the States, Hassidic reggae performer Matisyahu has dropped into Europe with a series of gigs. London got a taste of what Americans have been enjoying for the last couple of years. Great reggae with a Jewish flavour.
22nd November 2005
Moshav Band
Moshav men make music
With the release of The Best of The Moshav Band – Higher And Higher, music fans can now connect with one of Israel's finest exports who offer a blend of rock/folk, fused with Jewish spiritual insights.
15th November 2005
Their name may remind you of some Jewish charity or the other, but Emunah are far from being a hand me down Jewish band, in fact they are at the forefront of Jewish music in the UK with an infectious blend of trip hop, rap and breakbreats.
8th November 2005
The Chevra
Orthodox rocks!
Unless you're a member of the Orthodox community, you're unlikely to have heard of one of the biggest groups around. The Chevra, are a Jewish boy band who can best be described as a kosher cross between The Backstreet Boys and G4.
1st November 2005
If the Yids are united
Yidcore are Australia's finest Jewish punk band – in fact, they're probably Australia's only Jewish punk band. They like to party, poke fun and generally have a good time being Jewish punks.
25th October 2005
Joshua Sitron
Biblical Sitron
If you have ever wanted to listen to inspiring and chilled out electronica that had a subtle Jewish theme in its world music grooves, then Joshua Sitron's epic Biblical Digital is exactly that.
18th October 2005
8th Day
Jews sing the blues
One of the coolest new Jewish bands of the year has to be 8th Day. The band, fronted by the Marcus Brothers, perform a blend of soul, blues and folk with a bit of rock thrown in for good measure.
11th October 2005
Hip Hop Shabbat
Hip Hop Shabbat
Jewish hip hop is now finally moving away from being seen just a tacky gimmick especially by those who take traditional Jewish songs and hymns and give them a hip hop flavour. Hip Hop Shabbat is a modern reworking of shabbat tunes by a collective of Jews.
4th October 2005
Itzchak Nissim
Orthorap from Canada
Is there no stopping orthodox Jews and the music they are performing? We've had orthorock and orthoreggae and now we've got orthorap and r&b courtesy of Canadian orthodox Jew Itzchak Nissim.
27th September 2005
Sista Warrior
Sisters are doing it for themselves
Music by Orthodox Jews has tended to be a pretty male-dominated thing. While male Orthodox Jews are in plentiful supply, the number of female Orthodox Jews following suit can probably be counted on the fingers of one hand. But Sista Wattior is set to change things.
20th September 2005
David Lazzar
Jews who rock part 50
When it comes to Jewish heavy metal, it doesn't get much better than Canadian David Lazzar. Describing himself as a "Lubavitch Chassidic Jew", Lazzar takes Torah themes and blends them with his high energy guitar riffs.
13th September 2005
Boppers in action
Boppers delight
Why does the image of a Jewish DJ have to be something out of the 70s? Answer: Because people love it. Hard as it may seem, Jews like to hark back at the heyday of the Jewish DJ. Let us introduce you to Boppers DJs.
6th September 2005
Golem goes for gold
Following in the tradition of bawdy Jewish musicians, New York-based Golem mix Klezmer beats with a sense of humor and a few swear words. If you think Jewish music is Fiddler on the Roof, let Golem take this stereotype and rip it up.
30th August 2005
Gershon Kingsley
Nothing corny about electro pop pioneer
With the recent sad death of synthesiser pioneer Robert Moog, it’s all the more timely that a New York non-profit record label is set to release an album, God Is A Moog by legendary musician and composer Gershon Kingsley. Find out more about the Popcorn creator.
23rd August 2005
Klezmer Juice
Very Jewcy Klezmer sound
Seen The Wedding Crashers yet? You'll probably remember the scene in which the film's stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson gatecrash a Jewish ceremony – and end up singing Hava Nagila with the band. Discover the klezmer band behind it.
16th August 2005
King Django
Hail to the King
The King of Jewish ska is back and this time he's exploring reggae. King Django gives Daily Jews an early preview of his forthcoming album Roots Tonic and it's a mighty fine recording too.
9th August 2005
celebrate Chanukah good times
Hunt for Chanukah music
When it comes to promoting Jewish music, no one does it bigger or better than Craig Taubman with his Celebrate Series. Now, Craig is looking at releasing a CD that celebrates Chanukah and is looking for instrumental music to put on it.

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