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, January 26, 2009

Mordechai Yitzhar mixes Sephardic & Carlebach

Interview with Mordechai Yitzhar Baumol who's new album "My Special Path" mixes Sephardic piyutim with Shlomo Carlebach style rock for a "tossed salad" of Israeli music. This young singer from Gush Etzion tells inspiring stories of how music can heal. Plus a new band called Nava Tehila and a favorite from Ari Ben Yam.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Modern Israeli Versions of Eyshet Chayil

Various Jewish musicians give their interpretation of the "Woman of Valor" song including rock, Mizrachi and pop. Musicians featured include Tal HaLevi, Shlomo Carlebach, Blue Fringe, Gad Elbaz, Avishai Levi, Avraham Fried, Ehud Banai, Shlomo Gronich, D'varim B'Alma, Cantor Yosef Gottesman, and DJ Hillel. Plus the CD give-away trivia question of the week.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Post-punk Carlebach, neo-Sephardic Judeo-rock and hipster Hasidic jazz poetry

Listeners email in their requests. The mix included brand new tracks from Idan Reichel and Sinai Tor plus Rav Kook jazz poetry with Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein, Nachlaot groove with Raz Hartman, Israeli klezmer with Chilik Frank, Afro-Hasidic drumming with Ronen Jembe, Sephardic Ladino rock with Los Desterrados, Hasidic pop with Sandy Shmueli, Israeli Latin jazz with Avishai Cohen, and some classics from The Chevra, Jordan Chaviv and the Gush Katif song by Maarava Mikan.
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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Ancient Jewish Ethnic Music with Agadetah

Interview with Yaniv Shamay of the group Agadetah. Hear how this hassidic band from Meron and Tzfat creates beautiful melodies on such exotic instruments as the santur, kamancheh, miriam's drum, pantam and more. Plus some classic tracks from Dov Shurin and Mashina.

Interview with Hasidic Power Rock Trio Yood

The members of Yood talk about Real People, their new album of blazing electric guitar solos and bluesy rock with Chabad inspired lyrics. How does a flamenco player from Russia end up in a bar in Tel Aviv? How does a black hat wearing psychologist from Canada inspire people with hard rock? Find out as Yood reveals all.

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New Chanukah Music from Optimystical

Interview with Yerachmiel "Rocky" Zeigler on his new band Optimystical and their new original Chanukah music. Plus great Chanukah songs from Subliminal and the Shadow, White Shabbos, Da Vinci's Notebook, Zivi Ritchie, and more.

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