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OPENING NIGHT: AVEVA MUSIC

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 pm | The Howard Theatre

The Festival kicks off with the US debut of Israeli Afro-Soul stars AvevA Music, who filter Tel Aviv’s urban beat through traditional Ethiopian sounds, R&B, funk, and pop.

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PITOM

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm | Tropicalia

Avant-garde rock meets the Jewish tradition in Pitom, a shredding Jewish instrumental band led by WJMF Artist-in-Residence Yoshie Fruchter.

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SHABBAT IN SONG

Friday, October 28, 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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CENTERPIECE EVENING: NOA WITH SPECIAL GUEST MIRA AWAD

Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm | Lisner Auditorium

Israel’s leading recording artist Noa (Achinoam Nini) is joined by Mira Awad, her partner in 2009’s historic Eurovision Song Contest.

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DAY OF EDUCATION ON ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL:
BRUNCH CONVERSATION WITH NOA AND MIRA AWAD

Sunday, October 30, 10:00 am | Edlavitch DCJCC 

The morning after the concert, Noa and Mira Awad join us for an intimate brunch conversation moderated by Mohammad Darawshe, Director of Planning, Equality & Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel.

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SOLACE FOR THE SOUL: MUSIC FOR SURVIVAL

Sunday, October 30, 3:00 pm | Edlavitch DCJCC

As part of the Music Festival’s year-long partnership with Levine Music celebrating protest music, Levine Music’s faculty present a chamber ensemble exploration of 20th century composers who transcended adversity through music.

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STRANGE FRUIT: MUSIC FROM–AND INSPIRED BY–THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Sunday, October 30, 7:00 pm | Edlavitch DCJCC

Continuing our celebration of protest music with Levine Music, WJMF hosts a band drawn from their top faculty. This project examines the musical legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.

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SETH KIBEL AND TOM TEASLEY PRESENT DESERT ECHOES

Monday, October 31, 7:30 pm (double bill with Sandcatchers) | Bossa Lounge & Bistro

Jazz, middle-eastern and klezmer melodies swirl into a sweet, unique and downright dazzling concoction.

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SANDCATCHERS

Monday, October 31, 7:30 pm (double bill with Desert Echoes) | Bossa Lounge & Bistro

WJMF Artist-In-Residence Yoshie Fruchter’s Sandcatchers blend Middle Eastern oud-based sounds with the dreamy Americana, inspired by Middle Eastern maqam and the traditional music of the Appalachian Trail.

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JUNUN & SANDARAA

Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 pm | Edlavitch DCJCC

Academy Award nominee Paul Thomas Anderson takes us on a mind-blowing musical journey to Jodhpur, India. Following the screening, superstar Pakistani vocalist Zeb Bangash joins forces with clarinet virtuoso Michael Winograd to explore a vast repertoire of South Asian musical traditions.

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FROM TRAGEDY TO TRANSCENDENCE:
BACH, CASALS AND THE SIX SUITES FOR CELLO SOLO

Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 pm | Edlavitch DCJCC

Using music, video, and hundreds of historic images and contemporary art stills, master guitarist—and official Artistic Ambassador of the United States for fifteen years—Steven Hancoff presents a concert-length story about the life of Bach.

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ELEANOR REISSA & FRANK LONDON’S KLEZMER BRASS ALLSTARS VILDE MEKHAYE (WILD ECSTASY)

Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm | Edlavitch DCJCC

The soulful and inimitable “Yiddish Diva” Eleanor Reissa and the “mystical high priest of New Wave Avant-Klez jazz” Frank London explore the world of Yiddish song, from the obscure to the chestnuts.

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SHABBAT IN SONG

Friday, November 4, 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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CLOSING NIGHT: ODESSA/HAVANA

Saturday, November 5, 8:00 pm | Edlavitch DCJCC

Jewish trumpeter, composer, and cultural inventor David Buchbinder teams up with Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist Hilario Duran to present this unprecedented project of musical discovery: the Jewish-Cuban connection.

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