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

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Purim Music Not for Kids

Craving some Purim music without high pitched kid's voices or cartoony noises? Check out the Israel Beat Purim Mix featuring Yerachmiel Zeigler, Dov Shurin, Joel Chasnoff, Matt Bar, Pesah Krisevsky, Ruach, Oif Simchas, Aaron Razel, Gavriel Butler, Avraham Fried, For Your Consideration, Haverim Shiron Purim, Heedoosh, and Safam.

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Picture taken from the Megillat Esther graphic novel by JT Waldman.

ShalomLife interview on Israel Beat

"There is more to Israel than the political situation. I want to show another side of Israel. I want to show the rich world of music that exists here. I try and ask each musician 'what is Jewish music' or 'what is Israeli music?' I want my interviews to be in-depth and meaningful but also fun."

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Ron Wiseman's Jerusalem Jamaica Fusion

Ron Wiseman talks about mixing Torah lyrics with reggae melodies and how it connects Jewish people to their roots. Plus, his role in a new documentary with Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of Bob Marley who visited Israel to film a documentary on reggae music.

Also, brand new awesome Jewish-Israeli music from A Groyse Metsie, The Shaygetz, Haymarket Riot, Hello Sid, Udi Davidi and Adi Ran.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Soulful, Acoustic Melodies with Jewish Folk Duo Elyon

Eliezer Kosoy and Yonasan Hill form the duo Elyon and perform live on Israel National Radio. Yonasan talks about his famous father, D.A. Adam Schiff from TV's Law and Order and how he gave up big Hollywood contracts to become hasidic. The duo performs deep, soulful, from-the-heart acoustic melodies about overcoming adversity and keeping your eyes on the light.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Oneg Shemesh: A Melody is Also a Prayer - Interview & acoustic performance

Oneg Shemesh performs live and talks about the power of music and prayer to bring about Jewish unity. Plus stories of growing up on the Carlebach Moshav, the founding of the Moshav Band and a wedding in a closed military zone in the Sinai Penninsula.

Plus, brand new Matisyahu "One Day " remix by Infected Mushroom, HaHaverim Shel Natasha, and Isaac Shiraz.

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