Elana Jagoda is a bright new voice on the Jewish music scene! A cantorial soloist, music educator, performer and composer living and working in San Francisco, Elana brings soul and innovation to Jewish music with creative, moving and inspiring Jewish songs for families. With a voice reminiscent of Natalie Merchant, Elana's music blends an energetic folk-rock vibe with engaging world-beat rhythms.
Uri Uri, Elana's second release (2010), highlights her growth as a songwriter since Zum Gali Gali, her first recording from 2007. That CD featured three original compositions out of ten; Uri Uri includes nine original tunes in Hebrew and English, plus one terrific cover of Peter & Ellen Allard's "Seven Days." Producer Saul Kaye's innovative arrangements are lush and layered, showcasing a fluid variety of styles ranging from the reggae/dub beat of "What Are You Thankful For," to the smoky blues piano of "Two Tablets," to the lilting folk groove of "Good Job God" and the lovely, quiet piano-and-string lullaby "Hashkiveinu." Uri Uri is full of fun, sophisticated music that will have Jewish kids and their families singin', dancin', and groovin' along.
Elana Jagoda is a bright new voice on the Jewish music scene! Her debut recording from 2007 brings an exciting funky-modern flavor to classic Jewish family tunes as well as her own original compositions. Elana's rich voice is reminiscent of Natalie Merchant, and her music blends an energetic folk-rock vibe with engaging world-beat rhythms. It's a refreshing mix of old and new that has kids really rockin'!
When Peter & Ellen enter your home through this recording you are guaranteed a delightful Shabbat experience filled with fun, engaging, contemplative, and educational songs! These 16 easy to learn original English and Hebrew songs will add a new dimension to the spirituality of your home and worship experiences. You may find yourself tapping your toes, moving to the beat of diverse rhythms, or resting calmly as the feeling of Sabbath peace surrounds you.
Close your eyes while listening to this recording and you will be transported away from earthly cares and distractions to a place deep within yourself. At holy day time or ANY time when your spirit is in need of refreshing, Craig's inspired melodies paired with ancient liturgical selections are a warm, safe refuge. As always Craig surrounds himself with the finest musicians who contribute their skill and expert feel for the intent of the music, creating a masterful sound. These 13 Hebrew selections with translations are accompanied by Craig's heartfelt personal reflections. Favorites include: Hayom, Adonai Ori, L'dor Vador, V'al Kulam, Papa's Niggun #9, Hayom Harat Olam, Sha'alu, B'rosh Hashana, Hiney Anochi, and La'yehudeem, Eliyahu.
Truly lovely, these melodies restore, comfort and strengthen.
Somewhere between a worship service and a drum circle, between a heartbeat and a drumbeat, is the powerful intersection where prayer meets percussion. The 13 new prayer melodies in this collection from Noam Katz, adapted from traditional morning and evening liturgy, are meant to inspire the listener to pray and play along, to combine the meditations of their heart with the rhythms of their fingertips.