Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Events

Upcoming Events

The Washington Jewish Music Festival hosts and participates in a variety of events. The following is a list upcoming events of DCJCC Music Programs on the WJMF Schedule

OPENING NIGHT: AVEVA MUSIC

Washington Jewish Music Festival Events aveva-listWednesday, 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.

 

 

 


PITOM

Washington Jewish Music Festival Events pitom-list2Thursday, 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.

 

 

 


SHABBAT IN SONG

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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.

 

 

 

 


CENTERPIECE EVENING: NOA WITH SPECIAL GUEST MIRA AWAD

Events noa__mira_400-listSaturday, 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.

 

 

 

 


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

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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.

 

 

 

 


SOLACE FOR THE SOUL: MUSIC FOR SURVIVAL

solace-list2Sunday, 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.

 

 

 

 


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

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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.

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 


JUNUN & SANDARAA

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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 events.

 

 


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

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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 in The Washington Jewish Music Festival Events .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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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.

 


SHABBAT IN SONG

Washington Jewish Music Festival Events 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.

 

 

 

 


EVENTS CLOSING NIGHT: ODESSA/HAVANA

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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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