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, April 26, 2010

From Costa Rica to Israel with Jason Cohen

Travel to a campfire in the Jerusalem forest for an interview with Jason Cohen of the band Incus and how he got a free ticket from Costa Rica to Israel to get in touch with his Jewish roots. Plus, Keith Kahn-Harris talks about his journey as a Metal Jew. Also, music from Idan Raichel, Moshe Peretz and Shivi Keller. To download the podcast click here:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Photo Essay: Boombamela Festival Welcomes Torah Outreach

When Guy Arnon and his wife Galia started producing the Boombamela festival, he didn't expect it to result in a bar mitzvah, especially not his own. The husband and wife team have been coming to Nitzanim beach for the past seven years for one of Israeli's best known and longest running beach festivals.

This year it attracted about 15,000 - 20,000 people, mostly secular Israeli teenagers and twenty- somethings for three days of music, swimming and a new age vibe over Chol HaMoed Passover. But Galia and Guy aren't the only husband and wife team on the beach.

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Interview with The Klezmatic's Frank London

The Klezmatic's Frank London, who helped revive and popularize klezmer music in America talks about the philosophy of Jewish music, Yiddish culture and his concerts in Israel with Ehud Banai. To download click here:

Pesach Prog-Metal with Amaseffer

Interview with Israeli band Amaseffer on their Passover themed metal CD. Plus cool Pesach music from Yossi and Yerachmiel, Moishe Oysher, Yigal Bassan, Noah Lubin, Benyamin Nakonechny and So Called's Hip Hop Seder.

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