Israeli Balkan rockers Boom Pam and Youtube sensation Kutiman who we’ve featured here before, joined forces for a set at the 23rd Annual Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland. This and other Jewish related cultural events are funny because they are very well attended despite the fact that there are pretty much no live Jews […]

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But maybe you’re just not cool. Or maybe you don’t know enough French to understand her lyrics – or both. Riff Cohen lives in Jerusalem and her music is a perfect reflection of who she is and where she’s from. Most of her lyrics come from poems penned by her Mom and the music itself […]

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Rotem Shefy on vocals, Leat Sabbah on cello, Yaniv Teichman on the oud and Ori Dekel on percussion killed it with this awesome cover of Radiohead’s Karma Police – which they apparently put together for just shits and giggles. This followed a successful kickstarter campaign wherein they raised just under $1,900 in order to film […]

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Israeli artists Boom Pam and Karolina got together to do a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog. Boom Pam is a very cool, Balkan-inflected band that’s heavy on the horns. I’ve seen them live several times and they are big fun. Karolina is like an Israeli indie institution. From the days when she was MC […]

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Meet the Jewish Monkeys. They are an unlikely Klezmer Burlesque trio, originally from Europe and now residing in Israel. Gal Zaidner was born in Belgium and currently works as a shrink. Ronni Boiko is a veterinarian. Jossi Reich aka Joe Fleisch, the founding monkey and financier is an entrepreneur and co-owner of the German label […]

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Meet Ben Blackwell, a member of Israel’s 5,000 strong Black Hebrew community. When the Black Hebrews first came to Israel in 1969, relations between them and Israel were often contentious. The Black Hebrews immigrated to Israel illegally and their leadership was often theologically hostile to the Jewish people. Since then however, the Black Hebrew community […]

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