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It's Kool to Be Kosher in Poland: the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Richard Z. Chesnoff

This year's festivities included everything from an opening night Melaveh Malka -- a joyful farewell to the Sabbath in one of Krakow's beautifully restored synagogues featuring golden voiced cantors from three continents.

Hindustani Dabkeh

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

With Shakti, I watched videos of her dance and I felt increasingly connected to this girl. She was a little less than a month older than me, we were both born in 1985 in vastly different parts of the world and here she had traveled thousands of miles to create something with me.

Why Music Is Important: Pushing Boundaries

Tony Woodcock | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Recently, I attended a class by Hankus Netsky, who heads up the Contemporary Improvisation Department (CI) at New England Conservatory.

Sacred Sounds Video Of The Week

Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion

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Pavel Vinnitsky's Vision: To Revitalize Jewish Music

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Pavel Vinnitsky is a man on a mission. His goal is to revive the Klemzer tradition, seek out composers to write original music based on Jewish themes, and combine the presentation of this music with a standard classical repertoire.