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Shlomo Bar & Hebrera Hativeet

Saturday, March 22, 8:00pm

Israeli world music ensemble Habrera Hativeet has captivated audiences with its eclectic mix of Sephardic, North African and Middle Eastern influences for more than two decades.  They are renowned for bringing the music of Jews from Arab countries into the Israeli cultural mainstream, and for introducing a unique Israeli sound to music lovers around the world.

Shlomo Bar, the group's founder and moving spirit, draws on Biblical and modern Israeli themes for his original music, linking Israel's past with its future. Shlomo Bar & Habrera Hativeet

Klezmer for Kids:
Gerry Tenney & California Klezmer

Sunday, March 23, 1:00pm

Foot-stomping klezmer and Yiddish rock n roll will delight the whole family in this lively matinee showcasing mandolinist/guitarist Gerry Tenney and his Bay Area all-star band, California Klezmer.  The rich heritage of Yiddish culture comes to life for young audiences with the ensemble's playful mix of music, songs and stories.

In loving memory of Louise Taub, dedicated teacher and committed peace activist, sponsored by a friend of the Festival.

From Ukraine to Nashville:

The Andy Statman Trio

Sunday, March 23, 7:30pm
Internationally acclaimed clarinet and mandolin master Andy Statman leads a transcendent musical journey from Jewish mysticism through jazz to bluegrass. The prot╚g╚ of the legendary klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras, Statman has appeared on over 100 recordings, and profiles of his life and music have been featured on CBS, CNN and National Public Radio.

Andy Statman unearths the soul of Jewish music (The New York Times) while pushing forward to the New World with his mandolin fusions (The New Yorker). This is not a music bound by denomination, but a beautiful, vital sound full of heat, heart, and a love of GodÍ (Rolling Stone)

Co-sponsored by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Congregation Emanu-El, and Moses, Susan & Michael Libitzky.