SABRA SESSION | ISRAELI/WORLD MUSIC PARTY
Israeli/American DJ, Diwon, tours college campuses worldwide. We want every campus to be involved, and we will be working with everyones budgets to make sure that your students can participate! Diwon has toured the world mixing Israeli music into dance tracks creating both positive and festive Jewish and Israeli parties and has remixed Idan Raichel, Matisyahu, Yael Naim as well as Mosh Ben Ari. Chopping up and remixing Hebrew records to the style of all sorts of popular music. The Sabra Sessions makes for a festive and energetic blend into Israeli culture, Hebrew music, and the sounds that move people to dance floors worldwide. The result is a whirlwind party that brings the Sabra Sounds to the students.
Download the offical mixtape: www.shemspeed.com/downloadit/sabra
BALAGAN BOOGALOO | MIDDLE EASTERN/AFRO/BRAZILIAN
The Bhangra, Baile Funk, New Mediterranio & Afro Beat Party VJs + DJs in their pjs, Belly Dancers, Live Drummers A party unlike any other in the city. Village Voice dubbed the Balagan party, “Stereotype-defying music.” and the NY Time Out made it their critic’s pick. Come see what all the fuss is about.
AMERICAN BANDSTAND | RHYTHM & BLUES
Diwon, the producer/dj behind the worldwide Shemspeed parties, is now taking music blending to the next level by dropping futuristic boom blasts into a mix of old school Rhythm and Blues known as Boogie Woogie. The genre spawned hip hop and funk and the night plays as a history lesson in musicology and old school classic dance. Come get down to the old classic sound!
THE SHEMSPEED KEFFIYEH PROJECT
The designer, Baruch, of the first-ever Israeli Keffiyeh, along with Diwon, the famous American-Israeli DJ/Producer extraordinaire behind the Shemspeed entertainment group, will be touring colleges, clubs, orgs and the like this year. We’ll be working with venues and groups to raise funds for Haiti, Magen David Adom, Jewish life on campus** or whatever your favorite cause is.
Check out the Keffiyeh at http://thekef.com
Here is how it works – there will be two events available:
A. Costumize your own Keffiyeh
Workshops on various topics of your choosing.
C. World & Israeli music party.
more info at http://thekef.com/workshops
40 DAYS 40 NIGHTS | PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOPS
SHEMSPEED’S 40 DAYS 40 NIGHTS TOUR
roots + rock + reggae + rap
for this years second annual tour the 40 will focus on Israeli music and Israeli focused workshops.
SHEMSPEED’s 40 Days / 40 Nights Tour is an interactive, live music festival stopping at 30 colleges nationwide, exposing college students to the breadth and depth of Jewish music.
An exciting tour flooded with entertainment and education, the NIGHTS will be packed with unforgettable performances infused with learning from the cutting edge of Jewish musicians while the DAYS will be filled with sessions and workshops led by the musicians themselves on songwriting, music marketing, and spirituality on the road.
info at www.shemspeed.com/40
SEPHARDIC MUSIC FESTIVAL | SEPHARIDIC/YEMENITE/WORLD
Bring the Sephardic Music Festival to your! Founded by American-Israeli producer, Diwon, The Sephardic Music Festival is an eight night Chanukah celebration which takes place at numerous venues around New York City. The festival showcases the latest Sephardic musical talents from all over the world, including Mizrahi, Yemenite, and Ladino traditions. The SMF highlights the diversity that exists within the Sephardic branch of Jewish culture and history by showcasing today’s Sephardic musical talents in the United States. The evenings range from Middle Eastern parties to educational workshops including, the Sephardic Scholar Series which assembles a panel of ethnomusicologists and performers to discuss the roots of sounds being presented. Other Jewish music festivals have mostly been dominated by Ashkenazic (Eastern European) beats and melodies, whereas the SMF is the first to exclusively focus on Sephardic tunes and culture. Past performers have included Yair Dalal, Ex-Shotei Hanevua, Hadag Nachash, Matisyahu, Electro Morocco, Pharaoh’s Daughter & Diwon.
CHAVLAZ | ISRAELI HIP HOP PARTY
Chavlaz is a celebration of Israel and all the amazing culture that has come from the land, particularly in the past 60 years. Diwon, who has been dubbed “the ambassador of Israeli hip hop to the US,” spins Israeli, Sephardic, Balkan, Mizrachi and revolutionary Jewish hip hop music, transforming any US setting resemble the most lively festivals abroad.