You could now check out the official preview of our episode on Ovation TV which airs tonight! We had a great time with Ovation TV and they followed us around and filmed The Sephardic Music Festival in LA and Kosher In The Kitch for a brand new episode of “The Art Of”, all about the holidays. Catch the show at 10 ET/7 PT on Ovation TV. Click here to find out which channel Ovation is on in your area.
Today is the International Day of Ladino and if you are in NY you might have caught some Ladino at our Festival in NY and if you are in L.A. than you will be able to catch it at uCLADINO a symposium on the subject in collaboration with the first ever L.A. Sephardic Music Festival which will take place in March 2014 and will feature one of the most important contemporary Ladino songstresses, Sarah Aroeste herself. If you can’t wait till March, check out “Las Estrayas” which just hit youtube and “En Suenyo Te Vi” which was released a couple months ago and begins with Sarah singing in Ladino, “Anoche en durmiendo, Yo en suenyo te vi, Tu sunrisa tan dulse, Tus palavras a mi” which means, “Last night as I was sleeping, I saw you in my dreams, Your smile so sweet, Your words to me”.
Dear lovely people of Los Angeles, tonight is the Teaser event of the L.A. Sephardic Music Festival dubbed Balagan Salon. The full festival will hit L.A. for its first time in March, but this unforgettable evening will serve as a preview. For Tickets & Info go to http://smfevents.com/teaser
Note: Balagaon Salon, which takes place on the 7th night of Chanukah, will feature art; DJ | ART | ANDALUSIAN BELLY DANCING | SCULPTURE WORLD RHYTHMS | PROJECTIONS | TRIBAL MARKING | LIVE BAND (AUTOMATIC TOYS) | + OPEN WINE BAR sponsored by Le Soreq
+ gourmet latkes sampling from 7pm to 8pm by Nina Safar (Kosher in the Kitch) a regular on Celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton’s website.
Make your #GivingTuesday donation to the Sephardic Music Festival (SMF). We depend on people like you for the work that we do to increase interest in and awareness of Sephardic cultures, including Mizrahi, Yemenite, and Ladino traditions. SMF highlights the diversity that exists within the Sephardic branch of Jewish culture and history by showcasing today’s Sephardic musical talents, educators, and artists. Our mission is unifying people through culture and education, celebrating diversity and common ground. By way of this work, we add a public Jewish voice to multi-cultural, inter-faith, creative , and collaborative bridge-building. Donate here: http://bit.ly/13IsilK
Our Israelite Keffiyeh is a revolutionary utilitarian scarf accentuated by the Star of David in the center, while underlined with an Israel Chai on all four sides of the scarf. Highlighting the Semitic orient of this ancient people. It comes in the original blue and white, as well as black and white and army green.
In time for Chanukah, Moshav releases its new music video, “World on Fire” featuring Grammy-nominated artist, Matisyahu. At a time when holiday shoppers are tripping over each other to buy presents, the video shows that the greatest of gifts requires very little money. The camera follows a $20 bill as it passes through the hands of children and adults that have different hopes and hardships. Produced by Bancs Media, the video boasts a stellar cast of actors. Moshav, whose first studio album was titled ”The Things You Can’t Afford” continues the theme of kindness as the best currency in their new album “New Sun Rising.” “World on Fire” is the infectious lead single of the album.
Watch the video and answer one or both of the following questions to win a copy of their latest album!
1. If you found $20 in the street, how would you spend it this holiday season?
2. How did this video inspire you?
12/1/2013 SEPHARTANGO @ THE CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY (NY) 12/2/2013 SEPHARDIC STORY SLAM @ EASTVILLE COMEDY CLUB (NY) 12/3/2013 HAZZAN VICTOR ESSES & TAVCHE GRAVCHE @ THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE (NY) 12/3/2013 BALAGAN SALON (SMF LA TEASER) @ VOILA! (LA) 12/4/2013 RASHANIM & CHURCH OF BETTY @ KNITTING FACTORY (NY) 12/5/2013 ISRAMERICA PARTY @ LIBATION (NY) 3/2/2014 SEPHARDIC WORLD ARTS DAY @ TBA DAYTIME (LA) 3/2/2014 YEMEN BLUES @ THE LUCKMAN (LA) 3/5/2014 ucLADINO @ UCLA (LA) 3/5/2014 SARAH AROESTE @ FOWLER (LA) 3/6/2014 ucLADINO @ UCLA (LA) 3/8/2014 ASAF AVIDAN @ THE LUCKMAN (LA)