One of my all time favorite Jewish groups is Pharaohs Daughter. The group is fronted by Basya Schechter, which sounds hella ashkenaz, well she is half half, but it’s the Sephardic half that shines through her brilliant “Haran” album and it is that same half that will shine at Le Poisson Rouge for the Opening Night of the 4th Annual Sephardic Music Festival. The festival takes place in venues all over NYC throughout the nights of Chanukah (Dec 21st-28th). This is, most definitely, one of the nights not to be missed.

December 21, 2008
• Opening Night
Pharaoh’s Daughter, Sarah Aroeste Band and Diwon joined by Elie Massias, Eyal Maoz & Samuel Thomas
@ Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St, NYC
6pm | $15 adv (Buy Tickets)

Earlier that day is the Sephardic Scholars Series featuring, Victor Esses Tarab Ensemble | Elie Massias Flamenco-Ladino
@ The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St., NYC
2-5pm | $15 | $12 ASF members
Entrance fee includes both performances, panel discussion, entrance to Yeshiva University Museum and the ASF Ladino etchings exhibit
(for more info & to purchase tickets)

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