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Folk / European/Mediterranean / Balkan/Chamber-Gypsy/Sephardic Austin, TX  US
Los Bilbilicos
Los Bilbilicos
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Zemer Atik
Zemer Atik


 Michelle Alany plays Orange Blossom Special on the fiddle


  • Sat

    May 2

    Austin, TX, US | 6:30pm

    6:30-9:30 songshop, lecture then concert. Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/Sephardic2015 Website: http://www.michellealany.com/news/ Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/Sephardic-May2

  • Fri

    May 1

    Austin, TX, US | 6:30pm

    Join us for a 3-day Sephardic Crossroads Celebration, sharing beautiful and timeless Judeo-Spanish music in special listening spaces in Austin. Featuring Nefesh JoyKestra & very special musical guests. All are welcome. Facebook Page: http://tinyurl.com/Sephardic2015 Day 2: Greek Music Celebration Friday, May 1, 6:30-9:00pm Central Market North 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin Free Admission! Day One: Opening Concert Thursday, April 30, 7-9pm Agudas Achim Chapel at Austin Jewish Community Center 7300 Hart Ln, Austin Suggested Donation: $12 advance purchase, $15 at door; Students & Seniors:$10. Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/Sephardic-April30 Day 3: Song Session, Lecture & Gala Concert Saturday, May 2, 6:30-9:30pm Community of Christ Congregation 2132 Bluebonnet Lane, Austin 6:30 - 6:50pm Sephardic Song Workshop 7:00 - 7:15pm Artists Reception 7:15 - 7:40pm Lecture, Dr. Sonia T. Seeman 7:45 - 9:30pm Musical Celebration (including flamenco dancer!) Suggested Donation: $12 advance purchase, $15 at door; Students & Seniors:$10. Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/Sephardic-May2 Produced by Michelle Alany in alliance with Memoriana Collective Volunteers & Donors!: Please get in touch if you would like to help bring this wonderful music to Austin. We accept any and all donations or other forms of help. We will include sponsors in the program & on the festival website. We are so excited to share this music with you! More info:michellealany@gmail.com and www.michellealany.com This project is sponsored in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Additional support from Texas Folklife. The May 1st concert is performed as part of Passport-Central Market.

  • Thu

    Apr 30

    Austin, TX, US | 7:00pm

    http://tinyurl.com/Sephardic2015 on facebook http://www.michellealany.com/news/ on web.

  • Thu

    Apr 23

    AUSTIN, TX, US | 5:30pm

    family-friendly food and music event at JCC, food at 530, see ticket link below. We go on at 630-715. https://www.shalomaustin.org/israelindependence

  • Sat

    Apr 18

    Austin, TX, US | 1:00pm

    http://www.koop.org/listen-now Nefesh JoyKestra is excited to share music with you on Dennis Campa's wonderful show at 1pm. 91.7 fm.


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  • City of Squares (Artist)
    City of Squares
    Hi, Thanks for the add! Hope you like the tunes! -City of Squares Jenna, Jon, and Bill
  • Mike Lee (Artist)
    Mike Lee
    The Intro on Los Bibilicos grabbed my soul in a few seconds. How haunting and beautifully alive are the tone of those strings.


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Bio: Nefesh is a vibrant and rootsy Austin group comprised of: Michelle Alany-Violin/Vocals, Shirley Johnson-Accordion-Vocals, Jesse Berkowitz-Guitar, Evan Wanserski-Cello, Benjamin Alany-Percussion.
Back Story: Violinist and vocalist Michelle Alany moved to Austin after being enchanted by its musical...See Full Bio



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Q: I heard you on KZSC June 9th and was mesmerized! Such beautiful music. You mentioned house concerts. I in Carmel and would open my house for one if you are interested. Patti @ pkirshner2@yahoo.com

A: Hi Patti! Wonderful to hear from you...and we are delighted that you enjoyed the music! I would love to talk with you about a house concert. The band does very well in intimate settings like that. I have a house concert near Paso Robles on a friend's farm June 15th that we are looking forward to, and many positive experiences in Austin doing them too... Please feel free to drop me a message with your number so we can try to find a date in common. Am at michellealany@gmail.com and 857-719-7331 Many Blessings, Michelle

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