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, June 26, 2011

Eprhyme - Jewish Music's D.I.Y. Neo-Hassidic Cultural Catalyst

Eden Pearlstein, better known as Eprhyme talks about his new album Dopestylevsky, where hip-hop meets Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Plus, he discusses Judaism, punk rock and the "D.I.Y. anti-authoritarian neo-hassidic cultural catalyst. " Also, new music from 8th Day, Lipa Schmeltzer, Shuly Rand, and a snippet of a request going out to Yitzshawk.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chanan Ben Ami - From the Sunset Strip to Jerusalem Yeshiva

Jewish Rocker Chanan Ben Ami discusses his latest album, The Wisdom of a Dream. Hear his new September 11th inspired song, about recording in a tunnel in California and how his LA rock band broke up on the eve of their big recording contract, leading him to move to Israel.

Plus, an interview with veteran composer Yossi Green on his surprising new CD, Hipsh, which takes classic chassidic songs from Mordechai Ben David, Avraham Fried and more and hips them up Jewish style. Yossi Green has composed over 600 songs in his career. Hear some of the classics and some of the latest featuring Yaakov Shwekey and Ohad Moskowitz.