Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast

The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviews the latest Israeli and Jewish artists and covers a wide range of styles from Carlebach, cantorial, klezmer, Israeli trance, Mizrachi, rock, Sephardic, hasidic and everything in between. Past interviews have included Matisyahu, Avraham Fried, and Miri Ben-Ari. IsraelBeat broadcasts live every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Israel time on

Monday, August 27, 2007

Live Hip-Hop Performance and Interview with Nosson a.k.a. NIZ

The Beat with Ben Bresky
August 26, 2007

What is kosher hip-hop? Find out from Nosson, also known as N.I.Z. This young Jerusalem yeshiva student talks about his religious journey, his performances with Matisyahu and his crazy adventures in Hebron rapping for soldiers.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Mellow, Chill-Out Rockers Hamadregot Discuss New Album

Interview with Ilan Damari and Hod Dayan of the duo Hamadregot on their new album.

Plus, Argentinean Hasidic ska from the Shabatones,
Rap in Yiddish,
Dovid Kerner.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Mix show of funky cool Israeli Jewish Music

The Beat with Ben Bresky
August 12, 2007

A mix show featuring:
* Jerusalem - Berlin '38-Next Year in Jerusalem, their 10 minute staggering tearjerker,
* Pesach Stadlin & Friends - Who's Looking Out for the Humans, recorded live at the station,
* Matt Bar - Jerusalem, from the up and coming Biblical folk-rapper
* Yaakov Shwekey - Tatte, an English track about Hebron from his new hit album
* HaMadregot - a chill-out Carlebach duo
* Shmemel - The Unlikely Pianist - ultra-happy song from a hilarious new band
* PunkAche - my Breslov roommate hipped me to this Hebrew punk group
* Shlomi Shabat - the world needs more Mizrachi music
* Shlomo Bar - my cousin sings this well-known song about raising kids to her children and consequently they hate it
* Idan Reichel - who doesn't love Ethiopian Israeli reggae world music?
* Beit HaBubot - a request for this hot new salsa spiced rock group

and more.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Interview with Kosha Dillz

The Beat with Ben Bresky
August 5, 2005

Taped in front of a live audience, Kosha Dillz talks about his songs The Real Occupation, The Promised Land and freestyles.

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