Are you in NYC? Got nothing to do tonight? Now you do! Head on down to The Knitting Factory for Pshutei Ha’am (founding members of Shotei Hanevua), Heedoosh, Edom, Y-Love and DJ Handler.

Yeah that’s right. All that Jewy goodness even a Jelly filled “double-stuff” sufganiyah (that’s a donut jake) couldn’t beat!

It’s the second to last night of The Sephardic music Festival – still the best Music Festival in New York run thanks to the blood sweat and tears of non-Jewish-institutionally funded volunteers led by DJ Handler.

On Tuesday Dec. 11th, They are at it again at the Knitting Factory, this time with with Pharaoh’s Daughter in attendance.

You don’t want to miss these shows. Seriously. If you’ve been to any of the other SMF shows, you know what I’m talking about. Read the reviews at Shemspeed. Look at the pics, see all the happy yiddles having a good ol’ Hanukkah time. Go!

I’ve said it before and I will say it again and again, will someone please give these people some money??? Anyways, below are pics. G’wan. See what’s going on at the SMF:

(sorry flickr badge did not work – go to the Shemdspeed Flickr page to see the awesome pics. I am such a loser.)

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  • Sorry, DJ Handler, I was referring to that pic TM’d linked to above and was doing an impromptu impersoniation variation of Hamlet. Alas, I’m located 3,800 miles away from NYC, so I couldn’t make it, but still hope you had an awesome gig.

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    Sunday, January 20, 2008 – Israeli Funk band, Coolooloosh lands at Drom NYC for their US Premiere. Y-Love and Josh Nelson round out the bill for a special night of musical tribute to the late, great Martin Luther King.

    3 of the top African American Jewish artists with varied musical styles share their love of Music, Judaism and Martin Luther King. In honor of MLK they will be performing live and original Funk, Gospel and Hip Hop.

    Recently at the invitation of Grammy® nominated engineer/producer David Ivory (The Roots, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu) the band will travel to the US in January of 2008 to begin pre-production and the tracking of their new full length album with Ivory at the helm. “These guys are really something special and unique. When my associate brought them to my attention, it was a no-brainer that I had to work with them” stated Ivory.

    Suitably named “Coolooloosh”, a Jerusalemite word for celebration and joy; this is precisely what the band exhumes with each and every exciting performance. Wooing fans around the world with their intelligent blend of genres, Coolooloosh combining Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz, and Funk, is one of Israel’s most popular groups, and is one of the very few well known emerging acts that can pull it off. Consistently, pushing the envelope, the band is destined to break internationally.

    Opening will be Josh Nelson. His cultural and religious background and extensive travels through Israel influenced him to pioneer a new form of music he has termed KOSHER-GOSPEL MUSIC – Hebrew/Jewish music with a soul feeling. “Hatikvah”, the Israeli national anthem, at Binyanei Ha’uma Hall in Jerusalem for an audience that included the Prime Minister of Israel.

    Next up is Y-Love (Yitz Jordan), Hasidic Hip Hop Superstar, an MC unlike any other; weaving seamless polyglot rhymes in English, Arabic, Yiddish, and Hebrew. His music bridges influence from ancient text, African Rhythms, and the rhyme style of Busta Rhymes, Common and Mos Def. At the 2006 Jewish Music Awards, Y-Love took home the award for “Best Hip Hop Artist”. This March the world will see the release of Y-Love’s major debut, “This is Babylon”.

    Drom NYC : 85 Avenue A, NY (212)777-1157
    Doors at 7 Show at 8 Tickets: $15 in Advance @ http://www.dromnyc.com
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  • Note the Change in lineup and just Mention Jewlicious at the door to get in for 15 instead of 20!

    Sunday, January 20, 2008

    Drom NYC (.Com)

    Coolooloosh US Premiere and MLK Tribute

    w/ Y-Love and Afro-Semitic Experience

    85 Avenue A, NY (212)777-1157

    Doors at 7 Show at 8 Tickets: $15 in Advance @ http://www.dromnyc.com

    Hosted by: Brice, Erez, and Alex

    Links:
    Coolooloosh
    http://www.youtube.com/coolooloosh
    http://www.myspace.com/coolooloosh

    Y-Love

    http://www.myspace.com/ylove

    Afro-Semitic Experience

    http://www.goldenland.com/afro_semitic.htm
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-_9VjqBjHvs

    Israeli Funk Hip-Hop band, Coolooloosh lands at Drom NYC for their US Premiere. Y-Love and Afro-Semitic Experience round out the bill for a special night of musical tribute to the late, great Martin Luther King.

    Top African American Jewish artists with varied musical styles share their love of Music, Judaism and Martin Luther King. In honor of MLK they will be performing live and original Funk, Gospel and Hip Hop.

    Recently at the invitation of Grammy® nominated engineer/producer David Ivory (The Roots, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu) Coolooloosh will travel to the US in January of 2008 to begin pre-production and the tracking of their new full length album with Ivory at the helm. “These guys are really something special and unique. When my associate brought them to my attention, it was a no-brainer that I had to work with them” stated Ivory.

    Suitably named “Coolooloosh”, a Jerusalemite word for celebration and joy; this is precisely what the band exhumes with each and every exciting performance. Wooing fans around the world with their intelligent blend of genres, Coolooloosh combining Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz, and Funk, is one of Israel’s most popular groups, and is one of the very few well known emerging acts that can pull it off. Consistently, pushing the envelope, the band is destined to break internationally.

    Y-Love (Yitz Jordan), Hasidic Hip Hop Superstar, an MC unlike any other; weaving seamless polyglot rhymes in English, Arabic, Yiddish, and Hebrew. His music bridges influence from ancient text, African Rhythms, and the rhyme style of Busta Rhymes, Common and Mos Def. At the 2006 Jewish Music Awards, Y-Love took home the award for “Best Hip Hop Artist”. This March the world will see the release of Y-Love’s major debut, “This is Babylon”.

    Afro-Semitic Experience: “Imagine Charles Mingus sitting in with a Klezmer band, playing Gospel music set to the polyrhythmic pace of the congas and bongos . . . a whoopin’, hollerin’, testifyin’ celebration of multicultural soul music.” Carlos Ramos, The Rainbow Reporter

    Drom NYC : 85 Avenue A, NY (212)777-1157

    Doors at 7 Show at 8 Tickets: $15 in Advance @ http://www.dromnyc.com
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