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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 28, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    Hadag Nahash is one of the biggest bands in Israel today. They started in Jerusalem, in 1996, and with their fresh combination of Hip Hop, rock, reggae and funk, made their way into Tel-Aviv's mainstream. Nowadays, their Middle-Eastern groove is taking over the charts and the...

  • No, Adam Yauch wasn’t a yeshiva boy, but we can still claim him

    May 7, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    As a student at an all-girls day school in Brooklyn, the first thing I learned about the Beastie Boys turned out to be untrue.
    According to a yeshiva urban legend, two of the founding members of the Beastie Boys had attended The Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy in upper Manhattan. Some...

  • MUSIC: ‘That Yemenite Kid’  Diwon makes a mix tape—in Yiddish

    October 7, 2008 | 2:12 am

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Courtesy of Diwon, the artist formerly known as DJ Handler and otherwise known as the executive director of Modular Moods and Shemspeed.com, comes this fresh mix of pop, hip-hop, electronica and . . . Yiddish?

    We spoke to "That Yemenite Kid" and asked him what's...

  • Israelity Tour teases trips with an Israeli beat

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    Michelle Citrin: If I Fall


    Folk singer Michelle Citrin made a connection between Birthright Israel and music almost Michelle Citrina decade ago as a student at Rutgers University. Her experience traveling to Israel on one of the first Birthright trips at the start of the second Intifada inspired her...

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  • Theater: Sax on the mic molds music into ‘Clay’

    By Karla S. Blume

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Since the beginning of human history, man has struggled to figure out the meaning of life. This struggle has often been associated with a feeling of pain; a hurt often felt in real life and expressed many times through art. An idea of this magnitude is not lost on writer and solo...
  • For Musicians, It’s Good to Be Labeled

    By George Robinson

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When Chasidic reggae-rapper Matisyahu sold 350,000 units of his new album, "Youth," in the first weeks after its release, he redrew the rule book for marketing Jewish music.

    Or, more accurately, Aaron Bisman and Jacob Harris, his now former managers and heads of JDub Records, the...

  • Cultural Mix Inspires Revenge’s Warfield

    By Karla S. Blume

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Get out a pen and the map to Los Angeles. Now, draw a crooked line from the dense neighborhoods of South Central to the suburb-hubbub of North Hollywood. No, this is not a story about a Metro route but rather one about familial roots. Justin Warfield, the monotone-voiced, seductive...

  • Spectator - A Musical Trek to Israel

    By George Robinson

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For 2,000 years, Jewish music has been a hybrid compounded of elements picked up from our neighbors. Salamone Rossi created Italian Baroque settings of Hebrew texts. Chasidic niggunim drew on Viennese waltz music and Eastern European military marches. Sulzer and Lewandowski wrote...

  • The Sabbath Rap

    By Gaby Friedman

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The service begins with "Shalom Aleichem," but there's a twist: Injected between the traditional verses are some fast-talking, spoken-word interludes with messages for those entering into the ritual. "So recline, right after you drink this wine/ See this time is a gift from the mind...

  • Spectator - It’s Hip to Be Chutzpah

    By Gaby Friedman

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When you think of hip-hop or rap, you don't generally think of jowl-necked septuagenarians or skinny, psyched-out white guys rapping about the tsuris their mother gives them, but then again, you don't generally think of Jews either.

    Enter Chutzpah, or the new "Jewish Hip-Hop...

  • Hip-Hop’s Jew Crew Takes Center Stage

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm


     

    Jews have been part of hip-hop since its beginning," said Josh Noreck of the Hip Hop Hoodios, a Latino Jewish rap group based out of Los Angeles and New York. "Rick Rubin founded Def Jam records. Lyor Cohen started working for it right after. The Beastie Boys and 3rd...

  • Masi’s Grays

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Borscht Belt has gone way downtown as a crop of young hip-hoppers redefines the shape of Jewish comedy.

    Welcome to the next generation of Jewish humor, where beats become borscht in the hip-hop Cuisinart.Young Jews have found rap's limitless vocabulary ideal for taking a fresh...

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