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, January 31, 2010

Matisyahu to play Tel Aviv with Infected Mushroom - VIDEO of One Day remix!

Jewish-American singer Matisyahu will return to Israel for a mega concert featuring Israeli trance act Infected Mushroom. The electronica DJs just released a remix of Matisyahu's popular song One Day.

Matisyahu is know for his reggae and rock music, however has performed on stage with Infected Mushroom in the past. The trance DJs have previously done remixes of rock music including Israeli singer Barry Sacharoff and on their new CD, a remix of The Doors.

The concert will be at Pavillion 1 in Tel Aviv on Feb. 11, 2010. The opening act will be a reunion of popular 90's band HaHaverim Shel Natasha (Friends of Natasha) featuring lead vocalist Arkadi Duchin. For tickets visit:

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Donate this Thursday Jan. 28th to Arutz Sheva's Shevathon Fundraiser!

Hi, this is Ben Bresky and since 2004 I have been hosting The Beat on Israel National Radio, interviewing Israeli musicians in English in order to bring their music to the world.

Now is your chance to give back by contributing to Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio. We offer FREE podcasts, and live streaming audio on Israeli currents events, spirituality, women's issues, Spanish programming, and more.

Call in your donations toll free this Thursday Jan. 28th at 1-800-270-4288. I will be broadcasting (with web cam) live with my collegues to help raise money. You can also fill out the form here:

Thank you,

Ben Bresky
Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast
Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio

Interview with Klezmer Legend Giora Feidman on New CD

Interview with klezmer clarinet legend Giora Feidman on his 40th (approximately) new CD, his theories on Jewish soul, klezmer music, and his mission in this world.

Plus, awesome new Israeli music including hip-hop klez fusion from Solomon & So Called, Sinai Tor, Israeli country-western band Holler!, Jewish Mexican singer Yosef Daniel, and the ever popular Shuli Rand.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Israeli Jewish Women's Poetry with Sarah Feld

Interview with Sarah Feld of Beit El on her new volume of English poetry from Israel.

Plus, great new music from Avraham Tal of Shotey HaNevuah, Mosh Ben Ari, King Django, Zion Golan and more.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

"Billy Joel Meets Eyal Golan" - From kids singer to cantor

Mark Samowitz goes from kids singer to cantor. He talks about his Jewish children's CD series Shooby Doob Shloimy, which he is performing for underprivileged children in Israel, his award winning cantorial work and his Jewish pop music which he likens to "Billy Joel meets Eyal Golan."

Plus, modern musicians perform their versions of the classic Chabad - Lubavitch niggun Tzama Lecha Nafshi, including Matisyahu, Nosson Zand, RebbeSoul, Yood and Yeedle.

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Rockiah Jewish Rock Band from Ramat Beit Shemesh Live in the Studio!

Interview and live performance from Rockiah, a Jewish rock band from Ramat Beit Shemesh. Plus, Shemesh music artists Tzipia and Shmaya Silverman.

New band Shivat Tzion: On a mission to brighten Israel

Interview with young new Israeli band Shivat Tzion from Tzfat. Hear about their adventures of playing reggae in Israeli nursing homes and soup kitchens. Plus, The Rokodesh Band, a Groyse Metsie, Haim Israel and Metropolin.