Articles By: Hislahavus
Hislahavus is an avid Jewish music collector. He gets a kick out of varied and eclectic music, and is in heaven when friends join him at the Shabbos table to sing some Chabad d'veykus niggunim and Sefardi zemirot. He works in the youth industry, where he puts his passion for good Jewish music to work. He plays flute - though not professionally, by any means, and is the Baal Tefillah and Baal Koreh at his local shteeble.
Looking for a kid’s Chanukah gift that’s inexpensive, Jewish themed, and a ton of fun? App-maker Mibblio just released Matisyahu’s hit song Happy Chanukah on their Jam Along series! On this cool iPad program, you can deconstruct each layer of the song, and add all sorts of [&hellip
Superstring Theory may be the title of the album, but the truth is it’s super-string in reality – no theoreticals about it! The great returns with another of his genre-busting records, pushing his trio to a quintet with the addition of two brilliant musicians, [&hellip
Child soloists – they’re an enigma. Most of the time, even when they’re really good, they flare out quickly. Oftentimes, they’re chosen because they can hit high notes, but not because they are truly talented. And then there’s Meydad Tasa. A kid who had [&hellip
Master mandolinist and monster musician Andy Statman is booking October 20th for the release of his new album, Superstring Theory! In this release, he’ll be joined by his regular trio, alongside another virtuoso with jaw-dropping talent, fiddler Michael Cleveland. Cleveland is an inspiration not only for [&hellip
In the small world of virtuoso frum musicians, Lazer Lloyd stands tall. The blues guitarist, a veteran of Yood, Reva L’Sheva and Carlebach, has been making serious waves. He is routinely numbered among Israel’s top guitarists, and with his latest album, “Lost on the [&hellip
There had been a bit of a clamor of voices asking Avremel to return to a Yiddish album. After all, his Yiddish Gem series, along with his many random Yiddish songs scattered across his discography, have an energy that is all their own. Much of that can [&hellip
Check out this amazing studio session with rapper Nissim and his rabbi, Rabbi Simon Benzaquen, member of Seattle’s Beit Din and former Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America! It’s an amazing amalgamation of rap, chazzanus, and acoustic work. The heartfelt lyrics pull the connections and hope felt by Nissim’s family and adopted family [&hellip
Check out this fresh new video from Seattle rapper Nissim, formerly D-Black! Check out more on Nissim at www.NissimOfficial.com!
A little while ago (okay, a LONG while ago), I wrote this article, called “The Best of MBD – A Career Retrospective”. In order to write that article, I acquired every MBD album – well, except two: MBD’s first album, with the bulky name “Mordechai Ben David Werdyger Sings Original Chassidic Niggunim”, and “MBD Live”. [&hellip
And Now… For Something Completely Different! That daring Jewish music listener who has a bit of nerve in him; maybe appreciates something edgy or dramatic – or certainly something artistically different, has a few treats in store! Here are two superb Jewish jazz albums released recently. Jon Madof’s Zion80 You’ve never heard Carlebach quite [&hellip
Talk about a quick return to the series! In this second of the Chabad with Moshe Laufer series, the producers ditch the vocals. I find that somewhat disappointing, as I thought that Menachem Levy, in particular did a beautiful job – to say nothing of Shlomo Simcha and Mendi Gerufi. Here, a few of the [&hellip
Eternal Echoes – Yitzchak Perlman and Yitzchak Meir Helfgot: While everyone has probably already picked up their copy of this album after the triumphant concert at the Barclays Center a few months ago, let’s take a quick look at this beautiful album once again. When you have two giants such as these team up, you [&hellip
Lazer Lloyd is one of Jewish music’s true virtuosos. We’ve mostly posted his work with his incredible Strat, but here he is working some ideas that develop into acoustic magic that sounds like it came from somewhere in the far east. Check out Lazer’s music at www.LazerLloyd.com for more!