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Shabos Zmiros – Fleet Foxes

So, OK, this has nothing to do with Shabat. But if this band, Fleet Foxes, and this song, Ragged Wood, isn’t Shabatastic, I don’t know what is. Enjoy

Shabat Shalom.

via YouTube – Fleet Foxes “Ragged Wood” Music Video

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Shabos Zmiros – Yehuda Glantz

Truly amazing stuff. This man, Yehuda Glantz, is forever married to my Shabat playlist.

via YouTube – Yehuda Glantz on charango playing Adon Olam

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Shabos Zmiros – Y-Love raps in Aramaic!

He raps in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, Arabic, and Aramaic. He’s Y-Love.

As Daniel “Mobius” Sieradski put it, “With each word he spits in the tongue of the Talmud, Y-Love breathes new life into Hasidism, and hip-hop, one beat at a time.”

YouTube – Introducing Y-Love

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Shabos Zmiros – Chana Rothman “We Can Rise”

This week’s Shabos Zmiros comes from former Kutz songleader Chana Rothman. Chana’s CD, “We Can Rise” is a fun combination of Judaism and reggae. The song take many of it’s cues from the psalm “Esa einai el heharim.”

YouTube – ORCA Media Moments “Chana Rothman”

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Shabos Zmiros – French-Israeli rap from Shmoolik

His name is Shmoolik. He was born in France, but lives in Israel now. This came to my attention by way of JTA’s The Telegraph.

Shabat Shalom, mes juifs.

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Shabos Zmiros: The lyrical genius of Dan Nichols

Until this summer, I was not a huge fan of Dan Nichols, one of the most well-known members of the current generation of Jewish contemporary-style musicians in America. Jesse Paikin, a close friend of mine, blogger of Philosophical Rants, and a fantastic Jewish musician in his own right, took some time at Kutz this summer to explain to me the genius of Nichols’ blends of Hebrew texts with his own creative English translations. In particular, he explained to me the genius of Dan’s use of English with his own version of Ani Ma’amin, which you can find on Dan’s newest and, by far, Dan’s best CD, The Roots.

Recently, I discovered some very clever lyrics in another of Dan’s songs.

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