Ensembles From Around The World Participate in the 5th Concours of The International Jewish Music Festival 2017.
Here is an introduction:
Ancient Groove, led by Roy Zakai and Ofer Ronen, brings a unique
air to the Jewish music scene. Zakai and Ronen are both Israeli based guitarists, Zakai with a classical background and Ronen from a amenco and ethnic world.They approach canonical Jewish music with their
new way, by taking them out of their religious and cultural context
and bringing them closer to their own contemporary world, while maintaining a balance between musical complexity and a great musical expression of emotion.Their band includes permanent guest singer Tamar Bloch, and guest percussionists from around the world.
AutorYno. After 12 years and 28 CDs, the “Book of Angels” project is drawing towards completion! For one of the last installments, Zorn turns to AutorYno, a wild power trio of three Paris punk rockers and one of the most powerful bands in the French rock scene.Their third CD for Tzadik presents tunes from the classic “Book of Angels” in a heavy rock context. Metal, Punk,Thrash, Dub and Surf come together in this trance-inducing sledge-hammer reading of some of the strongest and strangest pieces out of the Masada repertoire. One of the last releases in the “Angels” series is also one of the most compelling!
Big Galut(e) is a quintet of like-minded and like-hearted musicians, who love to make people laugh, then make them cry, all while exploring a unique and fascinating repertoire of Jewish music from ve continents and six centuries. Noted by critics for “the virtuosity of its members”, and lauded as “vivacious”, “joyful”, “jubilant”, “a real treat for open minds”, Big Galut(e) has played as soloists with orchestra, at colleges and universities from California to Ohio, on chamber music series from Hawaii to New York, at the National Yiddish Book Center, and at synagogues, temples, and JCCs nationwide.