We are. Tickets selling, programs printed. Some of the musicians are already in town–others on their way. We’re so grateful to those who have believed and supported, volunteered and helped us make this all happen.
Great two-page spread in today’s Boston Globe G section (see the online version here: jewish_artists_see_boston_music_festival_as_a_different_way_to_explore_their_culture/)
Also, last week’s Boston Phoenix: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/music/97500-jew-note/
And in this week’s Jewish Advocate.
And don’t miss Sunday’s family concerts: Peter & Ellen Allard at the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham (2 PM); Yehuda Katz at Berger Hall Temple Israel in Sharon (3 PM); and Shira Kline and ShirLaLa at the JCC in Newton (1 PM). What a weekend.
The excitement is palpable, we’re revved up, still gotta’ iron a shirt. See you there!
What a concert! Last night (Sunday), nearly 400 folks of all ages heard the fabulous Israeli trio HABANOT NECHAMA, one of Israel’s most popular groups. It was the pre-concert of the BJMF, co-sponsored by Temple Aliyah and Temple Beth Shalom of Needham and the Israeli Consulate.
An outstanding show! These three women have amazing voices with terrific range and harmonies, singing erverything from gentle love songs to reggae to silly, fun show stoppers. A strong contingent of Israelis were in the audience (including Consul General Nadav Tamir, who was grooving in the back of the room) who were obviously loyal fans (the person behind me sang many of the lyrics). But those who didn’t know their music were enthralled. The audience rose to its feet as one at the end–and, of course, the women did an encore.
It was a memorable kick-off for the Festival, but also a signature evening of great Jewish music by three outstanding Jewish artists. Thank you Yael, Dana and Karolina!!
If you missed this, you missed something special. But don’t worry–more is coming. Tickets will go on sale shortly and our mailer, with the whoile schedule and ticket information, is at the printers now. Watch your mailbox–and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter which will have all the details. You can sign up right here on our web site. Don’t be left out, ’cause this was just the beginning.
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.