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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Idan Raichel Talks About New CD & Israel's Multi-Ethnic Culture

Ben Bresky interviews Idan Raichel backstage at the Student Day festival in Jerusalem on his new CD Within My Walls which features different languages and different ethnic music. Hear this multi-platinum selling singer talk about his love for the diverse Israeli culture he represents. For full text article with photos click here.

Plus amazing new tracks from Israeli reggae violinist, Michael Greilsammer, brass klezmer with Marsh Dondurma, the harp lady of Jerusalem, Muriel Eileen, and Shivi Keller's Ein Od Milvado.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jazz Musician Daniel Zamir's Journey to Judaism

Jazz saxophonist Daniel Zamir talks about his innovative new CD including a unique vocal version of Hatikva and a tribute to kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. How did this secular Tel Aviv musician living in New York become a religious Chabadnik living in Jerusalem? What is the crazy Matisyahu mikvah story? Find out in this podcast.

Plus, Black Sabbath, Lauryn Hill and other non-Jewish musicians celebrate Jerusalem in The Beat Jerusalem Mega Mix for Yom Yerushalayim.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Write Israeli music articles for Spin Magazine!

Spin Magazine is now looking for global correspondents to write articles for their new Spin Earth web site. This site features contributors in English from all different countries. So for all you Israeli / Jewish music fans out there here's your chance. You may notice that in the Middle East section, on Tel Aviv is listed and not other cities. This is because there are currently not enough contributions from Jerusalem for them to list it yet. So help spread cool Israeli and / or Jewish music and write a review of your favorite concert or latest CD. Spin Magazine is similar to Rolling Stone and based in the United States. Spin Earth has hundreds of volunteer writers from all different countries. For more info click here. To become a correspondent click here:

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ovadia Hamama on Religion, Music and Becoming Famous

Interview with Ovadia Hamama, famous for his hit Ana Bekoach, on his new CD featuring more deep, spiritual, groovy songs on faith and prayer. What does it mean to be religious? Find out in this in-depth podcast feature. Plus new music from Yossi Piamenta and the Heavenly Jams Band.