Shabbat Surfing: An Unbelievable Bounty of Jewish Music

It’s programming season for the Washington Jewish Music Festival. Next month I head up to the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference in NYC, but this week I’ve been doing some virtual scouting. And I’m reminded of what an amazing amount of exciting, creative new Jewish music there is today. Check out a few of my favorites–some may wind up in the Festival, some won’t, but they’re all superb in their own way.

Yiddish Princess offers up Yiddish Power-Pop done right. It’s like Pat Benetar meets Your Bubbe.

Saul Kaye is singing the Jewish Blues. With a history like ours, who wouldn’t?

Yael Naim‘s “New Soul” was made famous by an Apple commercial. Her new album features songs in Hebrew and English!

Moshe Hecht describes himself as a Hasidic indie-folk artist. Perhaps he can help us survive in the post-Hasidic-reggae-superstar era.

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Hanukkah!

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