home
web journal
journal archive
www.rogovoy.com | seth@rogovoy.com

| Concert Calendar | Cultural Calendar | About This Blog | About Seth Rogovoy |
| Live Appearances and Lectures | The Rogovoy Report Archive | South Berkshire Minyan | Disclaimer |


   rogovoy.com    Web   
5.29.11
This is an Archival Site
There is now a new Rogovoy Report home



5.18.11
Weekend Preview May 19-24
Bob Dylan tributes, Deborah Voigt, Tom Paxton, Bill Kirchen, John Kirk and Trish Miller



5.18.11
Celebrating Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday in Style
Paying tribute to the greatest rock songwriter ever



5.17.11
FILM REVIEW: In a Better World and Of Gods and Men
Review by Seth Rogovoy



5.17.11
'LIKE' The Rogovoy Report on Facebook
Click 'LIKE' to Receive Facebook feeds from The Rogovoy Report



5.12.11
Deborah Voigt Headlines Mahaiwe Gala
Opera star to sing arias, show tunes on Saturday, May 21



5.15.11
Famed Spiritual Teacher to Speak on Nonviolence
Mother Maya in free talk at Sruti Yoga in Great Barrington, Mass., on Friday May 20 at 7pm



5.12.11
Special Effects Wizard to Be Honored by Film Festival
Doug Trumbull to be Feted by BIFF



5.11.11
Weekend Preview May 12-16
Cultural Highlights of the Berkshire Weekend



6.4.09
Talk about a small world
Elaine and I grew up together, but only just recently met....



5.8.11
Berkshire Living to Cease Publication
A Farewell from Publisher Michael Zivyak



5.8.11
twiGs Branches Out
Lenox boutique launches new e-tail site



5.8.11
[MUSIC REVIEW] Avalon Quartet in Close Encounters at Mahaiwe
Review by Seth Rogovoy



5.8.11
[MUSIC REVIEW] Avalon Quartet in Close Encounters at Mahaiwe
Review by Seth Rogovoy



5.7.11
[FILM REVIEW] Bill Cunningham New York
Review by Seth Rogovoy



5.7.11
[FILM REVIEW] Bill Cunningham New York
Review by Seth Rogovoy





every article is indexed here
journal archive
Innovative Jewish musicians Pharaoh's Daughter and Chana Rothman usher in Jewish New Year

10.9.08

Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter



(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., September 29th, 2008) -- Pharaoh's Daughter and Chana Rothman, two of the most creative and innovative artists in contemporary Jewish music perform at Club Helsinki on Sunday, October 12, at 8, joining forces for a night of spiritual rock and world music to celebrate the upcoming Sukkot Holiday.

Basya Schecter's band Pharaoh's Daughter blends a psychedelic sensibility and a pan-Mediterranean sensuality. Schechter leads her band through swirling Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings and electronica. Her sound has been cultivated by her Hasidic music background and a series of trips to the Middle East, Africa, Israel, Egypt, Central Africa, Turkey, Kurdistan and Greece.

Chana Rothman's bilingual, bohemian tunes, born of her native Canada, Himalayan trekking, adventures in Israel, and the New York City subways, have earned a growing pile of accolades. New York Times called her recent River-to-River Festival concert "worth checking out" and The Jewish Week gave her debut cd, We Can Rise (Oyhoo Records), four stars. Popsyndicate.com calls her music "Bob Marley meets Edie Brickell,"

Basya Schecter and Chana Rothman Will appear at Club Helsinki on Sunday, October 12 at 8. Tickets are $18 and are available at the club (284 Main Street, Great Barrington), by calling (413) 528 - 3394 or online at www.clubhelsinkiweb.com.

"Fall brings one of my favorite harvest holidays: Sukkot," says Chana Rothman, a roots-reggae-inspired singer/songwriter whom popsyndicate calls 'Bob Marley meets Edie Brickell.'

"Sukkot is the ultimate chill-out holiday," Rothman continues, "it's a seven-day festival where we're basically supposed to sit, eat, sleep, sing, and congregate in little huts you know, get back to basics. You need to be able to see the stars through the roof of the hut. I absolutely love being in the Berkshires for this holiday. It's the best."

Sukkot has also become an ingathering of sorts, according to Rothman. Connecticut's Falls Village, home to eco-retreat centers Isabella Freedman and Elat Chayyim, yields a crop of revelers who plan to take a break from their organic farming and environmental educating to caravan to the Sunday October 12 show. "It's a perfect way to kick off the holiday," raves one eco-farm dweller, "two of my favorite NYC bands, up here. Awesome." Rothman and Schechter, each bringing a scaled-down acoustic version of their bands, are thrilled to mark this holiday with a special intimate show

Rothman and Schecter's Pharaoh's Daughter, whose combined accolades range from NPR to National Geographic to jewschool.com to the New York Times, team up together with the shared goal of providing a range of spiritual rock, acoustic reggae, spoken word, and global consciousness. "Let's kick it off right," they agree, "and maybe this year we'll really get back to our roots."


Chana Rothman




...sites that work