Flory and Gaston Video
People often (well at least sometimes) ask me what is my favorite memory from the first Boston Jewish Music Festival. This is definitely one of them (the headline above is a link to a video). In fact, it is the exact moment when Flory Jagoda bent her fingers to ask the audience to sing along.
Cantor Gaston Bogomolni has been a fan of Flory Jagoda’s since he was 16. He always hoped to be able to sing with her. And here it is. An 88 year young legend passing on her tradition to a 32 year old cantor and to everyone else in the audience. You’ve got to love it.
But there is more to come. We’ll be announcing the 2011 line up right after the start of the New Year. But I can assure you this, the program is even more diverse and intriguing than last year’s. See you there.
The Boston Phoenix has published a terrific article on the Music Festival. A big shout out to Jon Garelick for his fine work that captured so much of the spirit. Nice picture of Ruth Dolores Weiss, too! Hope you have your tickets–they are going fast!
You can read the article here: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/music/97500-jew-note/
Here’s a great interview with Flory Jagoda, Ladino cultural treasure, who will be coming to the Festival on Tuesday, March 9. This woman is INCREDIBLE and not to be missed.
Just a quick note. The major marketting push for the Festival will kick off in January. But our program line-up is just about to be officially confirmed. So be sure to have all your friends register their email list with us.
Also, as the year comes to an end, here’s a subtle reminder that ANY DONATIONS MADE TO BJMF ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Subtle, eh? You can give on line, just by clicking on http://bjmfestival.org/index.php/you-can-help.
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