March is shaping up to be the month of song and community in LA County this year. Producer and musician Craig Taubman and friends return with “Let My People Sing“, a four day music feast in LA. With a broad focus and many headliners, Let My People Sing is an impressive and dynamic program. LMPS is described as “a groundbreaking festival celebrating freedom, Jewish life, art and culture in Los Angeles, from March 7-11, 2007.” Jewlicious Festival and LMPS have worked together to bring out some amazing artists that will headline at both Festivals.
Let My People Sing has teamed up with JewishWorld Watch, a dynamic and grassroots group in LA to help deliver aid and cooking equipment to Darfur Refugees.
From a Freedom from Addiction seder at Beit T’shuva, to concerts with Golem, missFlag, Pharoahs Daughter, Debbie Friedman, Theodore Bikel, the Afro-Semitic Experience, and a 200 person choir, the festival of song will reach all kinds of audiences and musical tastes.
For more information on Let My People Sing, visit their website: LetMyPeopleSing.com
March 7: Freedom Song
Freedom Song follows the inspiring real life story of 18 addicts sharing a Passover night, that is different than all others.
Beit T’shuvah – 8:00 pm
March 8 FaithJam ’07
FaithJam ’07 is a multi-religious â€˜jam session’ featuring Muslim, Jewish and Christian artists building musical bridges of discovery. The concert will include Israeli rock sensations Miss Flag, Inspirational singers, The AME-COR Gospel Choir and Junoon- considered the hottest rock band in South Asi
Japanese American Cultural Center – 7:30 pm
March 9: Friday Night Live
This Musical Shabbat Experience for Young Professionals ages 21-39 led by Rabbi David Wolpe and Craig Taubman will feature special guest Rabbi Ed Feinstein and guest musical artists from NY the Folk-Punk-Klezmer band Golem and members of Abraham’s Vision, a Jewish, Muslim, Israeli, and Palestinian group dedicated to empowering leaders of the future.
Sinai Temple – 7:30 pm
March 10: Sister Stories:
Embracing Life’s Variations ~ Restoring the Spirit
Jewish folk artist Debbie Friedman joins Valley Beth Shalom Women’s Minyan- “NSHAMA.” and Rabbi Nina Bieber Feinstein for a Shabbat morning service of prayer and song.
Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue – 10:30 am
Voices of Hope
Theodore Bikel, Jason Alexander, The Afro-Semitic Experience, Fred Johnson, Pharaoh’s Daughter and a growing list of artists and celebrities create an inspired evening of song, dance and spoken word benefiting Jewish World Watch.
The Brandeis-Bardin Institute – 7:30 pm
Let My People Sing…Along
Julie Silver joins Cantors and a 200-plus voice choir representing synagogues from throughout Southern California for the world’s largest Jewish sing-a-long.
Stephen S. Wise – 4:00 pm
Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble, is joined by Danny Sanderson and Gidi Gov (founding members of the rock band Kaveret/Poogy, ) for an exhilarating evening of contemporary Israeli dance and music.
Fred Kavli Theater – 7:00 pm