Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Washington DC Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

Generally, I only use this blog for shameless self-promotion, but since the intern at the Washington DC Jewish Music Fest asked so nicely and her boss is a fellow BHU alumna, I just couldn't say no. Besides, since most of my writing energies have been dedicated to resume revisions of late, it's nice to have an built-in post.

If you're in the DC area in early June, which coincidentally I will be, then be sure to check this out. There are concerts at a range of price points including free!

The 10th Anniversary Washington Jewish Music Festival brings an exciting mix of sound and energy to DC June 4-11. The Festival kicks off with a Pre-Fest Event with Israel’s Ivri Lider on June 2, followed by the official Opening Night on June 4 with the award-winning Andy Statman Trio.

The Festival closes with a bang with Grammy Award winner Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip Hop Violinist. Ben-Ari was listed as one of Jewish Women International's "Ten Women to Watch of 2007."

Other performers include: Pitom, The Sway Machinery, Feinsmith Quartet, Electro Morocco, ShirLaLa and The Kinsey Sicks. There's something for everyone during this festival of live performances, hands-on workshops and cross-cultural dialogues.

Tickets range from free to $35. For tickets: wjmf.org. For information: 202-777-3251 or info@wjmf.org or wjmf.org.


Josh said...

Pretty sure we'll be at Miri Ben-Ari.

margalit said...

this Festival is going to rock! If you're looking for a concert with a lot of passion and intellect, check out Feinsmith Quartet. Their classical compositions are based on Jewish texts. Very unique.