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.
Fans of nostalgia will enjoy Benny’s new album, Bnei Heichala. In a world of albums that exhibit collections and medleys, this one is unique. It seems to me that the decision to pull particular tunes was made to draw from as wide a swath [&hellip
A pretty unpretentious name. But oh-boy, Naftali Kalfa pulled off a coup. The austerely-named Naftali Kalfa Project is no back-yard project; rather, it’s a distinctive artistic work, drawing from a plethora of artisans to produce a singularly beautiful double album. You may remember Kalfa from his previous [&hellip
While we’ve been overrun by talent contests of all types, there have been a few bright spots. One of them is Jewish Star alum Aaron Holder, who has recently released his debut album, Something Stronger. You may remember Holder’s unique Marianas Trench-deep baritone, [&hellip
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