Schedule

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SHABBAT IN SONG

Friday, June 3, Various Times

Join local congregations for Shabbat in Song. This community-wide celebration of Shabbat and music highlights musical services and events around Washington, DC.

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OPENING NIGHT: YEMEN BLUES WITH RAVID KAHALANI

Saturday, June 4, 8:00 pm

Fronted by acclaimed vocalist Ravid Kahalani, Yemen Blues mixes the music of Yemen and West Africa with funk, mambo, soul, and ancient chanting techniques.

Sponsored by the Dweck family.

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4th Annual WJMF IN THE PARK

Sunday, June 5, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Due to threat of thunderstorms, our WJMF in the Park event will now be held in the Edlavitch DCJCC Gym.
Bring your whole family to the J for a day of free concerts, games and fun featuring The Macaroons and The Brothers Yares!

Sponsored in Memory of Elona Shaffert by the Shaffert/Brenner Family

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THE HADAR NOIBERG TRIO

Sunday, June 5, 5:00 pm

The Hadar Noiberg Trio fuses jazz and world music styles seamlessly. Known for its daring and unique use of flute, double bass and drums, the trio crafts an eclectic mix of jazz improvisation and Western harmonies with Middle Eastern and North African rhythms.

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MUSICAL SOUNDSCAPES OF MOROCCO: FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA

Monday, June 6, 12:00 pm

Samuel Torjman Thomas, ethnomusicologist and artistic director of AsefaMusic  and the New York Andalus Ensemble, explores the circulation of Moroccan music in America and the place of music in constructing modern Moroccan-American hybrid identities.

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NEW YORK ANDALUS ENSEMBLE

Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm

Under the direction of ethnomusicologist Dr. Samuel R. Torjman Thomas, the New York Andalus Ensemble plumbs the intercultural musical milieu of the great city of Córdoba, Spain with a multiethnic, multi-faith group that performs in Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, and Ladino.

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EVERY WORD HAS POWER: THE POETRY OF RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL
With Basya Schechter 

Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 pm

Every Word has Power is an engaging concert film shot at Lincoln Center, featuring musician Basya Schechter (of Pharaoh’s Daughter) adapting ten of Rabbi Heschel’s poems into song. Following the screening of the film, Basya Schechter will perform an acoustic set, and participate in a Q&A with film director David Vinik and producer Debra Gonsher Vinik.

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GEULAH TRIO

Wednesday, June 8, 8:30 pm

This eclectic Trio is a new group led by guitarist Jon Madof of Zion80. Its members have worked with musicians spanning the spectrum of music from Yo-Yo Ma to John Zorn and Matisyahu.

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CENTERPIECE EVENING: ZION80

Thursday, June 9, 7:00 pm

Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Carlebach to Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Funded by the Arthur Tracy “The Street Singer” Endowment Fund.

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GIRLS IN TROUBLE CURRICULUM: BOOK OF RUTH

Saturday, June 11, 10:30 pm

Delve into a musical exploration of the Book of Ruth using a brand new curriculum by Alicia Jo Rabins’s indie-folk project Girls in Trouble.

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CLOSING NIGHT: COMMUNITY EVENING OF EDUCATION ON ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL
Featuring Artolerance

Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 pm

Jewish-Israeli cellist Udi Bar David, Arab-Israeli violinist Hanna Khoury, and Venezuelan/Syrian percussionist Hafez Javier Kotain perform a special concert fusing sounds from throughout the Middle East and Israel.

Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues. Lead Support provided by the Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation.