Join us at ‘Soul Spark,’ An Evening with Jewish Songwriters! We are building sacred pluralistic space in the heart of Hollywood at Room 5 Lounge while bringing together young professionals in the Jewish community for a night of great music, food, and friends. As we end Shabbat and share Havdallah together and communally celebrate the beginning of the new week we honor our ability to transform the world around us through song and story. The roster includes some of the Jewish music’s most popular songwriters: Todd Kessler (Chicago), Molly Williams (Los Angeles) Mikey Pauker (Oakland) Chanie Kravitz (LA), and Dov Rosenblatt (Los Angeles).
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Passover Volume One is Free(dom) and just in time for Passover, you can feel the freedom with a little help from our friends.This all-star album explores freedom on all levels – from Y-Love & Yuri Lane’s accapella and beat box tracks, to Darshan’s rap, “I new this one kid, from back in the day….” to Mikey Pauker bringing ‘The Light” and the more contemplative ‘So Decide’ by Shtar and of course ‘Avadim Hayinu’ (We were once slaves) by Vokcal. Songs on this free compilation mix traditional sources with modern sounds and stories.
There will be a slew of great Jewish musicians hitting stages all over SXSW this year. Just check out Kosha Dillz opening up for NAS or the official showcase with SoCalled and Diwon’s soul/rock/hiphop group, Dreams in Static. However, one especially Jewish selection this year is ‘Soul Spark,’ A Jewish Songwriters Showcase. Soul Spark will be building sacred pluralistic space in the heart of Austin at Genuine Joe’s Coffee Shop during South By Southwest Music Festival while bringing together the Austin Jewish community for an afternoon of inspirational music,food and friends. SXSW music festival is an environment where creatives can come together and share ground breaking art and expression through music, social media and film. SoulSpark is holding space for the Jewish community to celebrate the diversity of contemporary Jewish music.
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Fresh for 2015, Bonhom made up of James Coleman and Diwon release their much anticipated dreamy-pop record, “Sex War” today. Seven of the tracks have already been played and premiered on shows such as Vanderpump Rules and Witches of Eastend and their second single “NYE” is currently being remixed by 35 countries as part of Indaba Music’sremix contest.
The two defy genres and labels as they blend elements of folk, pop, hip hop, edm and rock into the unmistakable sound of Bonhom. The theme of the album is the dichotomy of life, where sex and war are synonyms of “life and death.” With a fantastic fusion of their musical talents,Coleman and Diwon produce the songs of which dreams are made.
Win 1k of midi gear by entering Indaba Music and Bonhom’s NYE song remix contest.
Los Angeles based songwriting duo Bonhom is a new pop project co-created by James Coleman and Diwon. The two produce their own unique brand of epic dreamlike pop which you may have heard on your favorite TV programs. Bonhom recently had their song “Live for the Now” featured in the season premier of Witches of Eastend.
Now, Bonhom wants you to remix their new hit single “NYE”. Take these stems and bust a remix that make us party like its 2015!
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