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World / Middle Eastern / Jewish Berkeley, CA  US
Lamma Hakeitz Nistam Na
Ha'aleh et Rinati: Raise Up Your Joy
La comida la mañana: The Morning Meal


  • 2015

    Jun 13

    Berkeley, CA, US | 12:00pm

    Come see Safra and other bands play at the Berkeley World Music Festival! About the festival: Join us to celebrate Bay Area's multi-cultural tapestry in song, dance and craft. Talented musicians have prepared a wonderful party. Adding to the festivities are the local folks running colorful community and artisan booths. Upon arrival pick up a map & schedule at the info booth along Telegraph Ave., at Haste St near UC Berkeley. Prior to the event, you’ll be able to download a map here. http://www.berkeleyworldmusic.org/ A wonderful mix of outdoor & intimate performances in or in front of Telegraph Ave cafes to Amoeba Music’s acclaimed concert in People’s Park with village arts ‘n activities await you.

  • 2015

    May 16

    Berkeley, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Music is 7-10PM. Come for food, drink, and/or music. Admission is suggested donation, but please donate whatever you can as it supports the livelihood of musicians. Thank you!

  • 2014

    Sep 7

    Berkeley, CA, US | 6:45pm

    Come for dancing at 7PM and music at 7:30.

  • 2014

    Jul 13

    Berkeley, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Members of Safra: John Erlich and Eliana Kissner Ramadan Interfaith Break Fast http://pacificasv.org/upcoming-events/2014/06/19/2917/

  • 2014

    Jun 1

    Berkeley, CA, US | 3:00pm

    Come hang out at this lovely neighborhood cafe. Owned by Moroccan eclectic music connoiseur Thanks to Rachid for bringing us in!


  • Safra explores spiritual music of the Jews from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey
  • Walla!
  • Come see us at Cafe Leila!


Bio: The origins of Safra began in late 2012 when oud player John Erlich and vocalist Eliana Kissner met by the copy machine at Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom. This was a “kismet” (fate) moment for John as he had in his own words been actively “scanning the horizons … to find a lead singer” wh...See Full Bio

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