Sephardic Music Festival Sephardic Music Festival

with Zion 80, Hasidic New Wave with Yakar Rhythms & Mika Karney

Wed December 12th, 2012


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 9:30PM

Show Time: 9:45PM

Event Ticket: $20

Day of Show: $25

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Sephardic Music Festival

Zion 80

Zion80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof of Rashanim (John Zorn’s Tzadik Records), the 15-piece band sets the beautiful melodies of Reb Shlomo in arrangements using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat along with the flavor of the downtown New York City improvised music scene.

Hasidic New Wave with Yakar Rhythms

HNW is joined by the very special Senegalese drum ensemble, Yakar Rhythms to celebrate their box set at (le) poisson rouge as part of this 8th Sephardic Music Festival.

Mika Karney

A trained classical violinist, Mika could read music notation, before she knew her ABC, (Alef Bet). Her youth was filled with all of the local and European extra curricular classical music enrichment programs, as well as WITZO art school in Haifa and the Berkeley affiliated RIMON School of music in Tel Aviv.
Upon her graduation, Mika played violin and sang with Israeli major star SHLOMO ARTZI, but was quickly noticed and signed by Largest Israeli record Co. HELICON, shaking the industry by showcasing a unique voice, never before achieved locally. That first album garnered ACUM’s prize for writer of the year and paved her way to the ears and hearts of a large part of the country’s musical scene, as well as getting rave media reviews, a steady pattern which holds true all the way to her present 10th album.
Mika’s incomparable vocal stamp is also the reason why she’s on all other producers and artist’s list for co productions.
In ’98, after meeting local musical entity, Mickey Shaviv, they married and made music together, such as her second album A True Story and their joint effort, Another World, with the No. 1 national hit, “All Right By Me.” By 2002 Mika Wrote, composed, arranged and produced her Minute To Minute album with a large
classical orchestra and has been helming her projects by herself ever since.
As well as her disciplined personal artistic endeavors, Mika also shares her knowledge and original academic gifts, by teaching her inheritance to young would be musicians, writers and singers. She is licensed by the Israeli Board of education. Her present Musical project for the masses is her Jewish Gospel Choirs. Her large choir, Hashmiini, employs a phenomenal 64 women voice, singing Biblical psalms, set to original music. Kol Dodi is her (10th) present album, which honors “Shir Ha Shirim,” with a cast of varied origin Israeli artists and musicians, all set to Mika’s most spiritual compositions.
Kol Dodi is Mika’s present stage show.

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