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

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Afro-Hasidic Drumming with Ronen Jembe

Ronen Jembe of the Tof Yerushalmi drum studio talks about his love of the jembe, his trips to Africa, drumming on Ben Yehuda Street, and the Jewish and kabbalistic connection to drums.

Plus music from Shivte Israel, Shlomo Carlebach and brand new Yood.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Borat's Brother Releases Funky Hanukkah Album

Interview with Erran Baron Cohen, brother of Borat and Ali G actor Sasha Baron Cohen, on his new album Songs in the Key of Hanukkah which features a mix of folk, hip-hop and Israeli ethnic styles. Artists include Idan Reichel, Y-Love, Yasmin Levy and more. Plus tracks from Erran Baron Cohen's Jewish ethnic groove band Zohar.

Also, the lost hasidic pop album from the hip-hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari featuring Nochum Stark and other yeshivish singers.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Classical Music Thrives in Israel

Lloyd Masel and Debbie Paneth talk about the new web site which connects English speaking composers, musicians and fans and helps expose the thriving classical music scene in Israel. Plus requests for Nosson Zand, Aryeh Naftali and Ayn Safeq, Matisyahu, Shlomo Carlebach, Meira Warshauer, Avishai Cohen and more.