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Lord, Get Me High: Shlomo Carlebach Reinterpreted

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510-848-0237

Presented with Guest Curator: Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell 

The enormously influential work of Shlomo Carlebach (1925-1994) meets the wildly diverse talents of the Bay Area Jewish music scene in a concert of creative interpretations of the beloved melodies of "The Singing Rabbi." Featured musicians include: 


Anthony Russell

Vocals, Composer, and Arranger | WEBSITE

Anthony Russell specializes in Yiddish art and folk song, chazones and Chasidic nigunim. Inspired by the phenomena of diaspora culture, his work combines Ashkenazi and African American traditional musical forms to create singular narratives.


Joshua Horowitz

Chromatic Button Accordion, Cimbalom and Piano | WEBSITE

Joshua Horowitz is the founder and director of the ensemble Budowitz, a founding member of Veretski Pass and has performed and recorded with Itzhak Perlman, The Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Theodore Bikel, Ben Goldberg, Frank London, Rubin and Horowitz, Brave Old World, Adrienne Cooper and Ruth Yaakov.


John Erlich


John Erlich is founding member of the band Safra. Much of Safra’s music is drawn from Erlich’s collection of rare recordings of pizmonim, sacred songs in Hebrew set to secular Arabic, Turkish and Persian folk melodies.


Jewlia Eisenberg

Vocals  | WEBSITE

Jewlia Eisenberg works at the intersection of voice, text and diaspora consciousness, often with her ensemble Charming Hostess. She has released four CDs on Tzadik’s Radical Jewish Culture series including Sarajevo Blues, which sets Bosnian resistance poetry, and Trilectic, a look at the political-erotic world of Walter Benjamin.


Jeremiah Lockwood

Guitar and Vocals  | WEBSITE

Jeremiah Lockwood, of the band The Sway Machinery, is well-known for his intricate vocals (often sung in Aramaic or Hebrew). The band has performed around the world, perhaps most notably at the Festival au Desert in Timbuktu, Mali. As a young man, Lockwood apprenticed with blues legend Carolina Slim and simultaneously studied and performed with his grandfather, Cantor Jacob Konigsberg.


Cookie Segelstein

Fiddle | WEBSITE

Cookie Segelstein is the fiddler, founder and director of Veretski Pass, a founding member of The Youngers of Zion with Henry Sapoznik, and plays in Budowitz. She has also performed with Kapelye, the Klezmer Conservatory Band and The Klezmatics. She presents lecture demonstrations and workshops on klezmer fiddling all over the world. Cookie received her Masters degree in Viola from The Yale School of Music in 1984.