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Live Music, activities, and entertainment for all ages led by our Dynamic Emcee Duo of Mark Megibow (from FACE) and Michael Rosenzweig!

 



11:00 am - JEFF AND PAIGE

Jeff and Paige use songs, storytelling, and interactive play to engage kids with nature, music, and movement. They use costumes and props to create characters and set the scene for audiences ages 3-8 and their grown-ups. Their concerts are participatory, educational and focused on Colorado wildlife, sustainability and getting outdoors. They will also incorporate some interactive twists on some traditional Jewish favorites! Expect quick costume changes, educational skits, original/live music and loads of audience participation!

 

 

 

11:55 am - BOULDER JCC HIP POP DANCERS

A special presentation of the JCC Hip Pop Dancers; under the direction of Shari Polis.

 

 

 

12:20 pm - COLORADO HEBREW CHORAL/KOL NASHIM

Since its founding in Sept. 1993, the Colorado Hebrew Chorale’s mission has been to preserve, promote and celebrate the Jewish experience through song, by performing with and for diverse audiences, both in person and now, because of the pandemic, in a virtual realm.

 

 

 

1:00 pm - FROM DEBKA TO DOINA WITH OFER BEN AMOTS AND JOE LUKASIK

American clarinetist Joe Lukasik and Israeli-American composer and pianist Ofer Ben-Amots present a short program of enticing contemporary art music based on Jewish folkloristic themes, echoing sounds from the Israeli desert, Negev, to the narrow Shtetl allies of Eastern-Europe.   

 

 

 

 

  

 

1:50 pm - "UNBOUNDED - SONGS OF FREEDOM" WITH SOUTHERN JOURNEY AND THE BOULDER KLEZMER CONSORT

Through passionate song, “Unbounded” weaves together African American and Jewish historical narratives; telling the story of our mutual emergence from slavery and oppression into freedom, while bringing to light the realities of current-day slavery. Prepare to be inspired! Conceived by Sheldon Sands and Marta Burton. 

 

 

 

 

 

2:40 pm - OR ZIMRAH

Or Zimrah (Radiant Song) is the band of Congregation Har HaShem. Or Zimrah leads services at Congregation Har HaShem on the second Friday of each month, bringing Jewish music, prayer, and pop songs a contemporary and inspirational edge. 

 

 

3:20 pm - JUDY KREITH

Dancer, teacher, and choreographer in Boulder will lead a community participation dance to the popular Israeli Folk Dance 'Mayim Mayim"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:30 pm - HADGABA AND FRIENDS

Hadgaba is a Colorado party band like no other. Playing in strange modes over foreign rhythms, this Klezmer Fusion ensemble showcases musical traditions from across the Jewish world. Join Hadgaba as they transport you to a dance party on the Silk Road after the bazaars are closed. For the 2022 Boulder Jewish Festival, Hadgaba will be joined by members of the Balkan brass band Gora Gora Orkestar.

 

 

 

 

 4:20 pm - THE CULTURAL CARAVAN FEATURING JOSH HALPERN, ZIVANI MASANGO, AND MEMBERS OF ZIMBIRA

What happens when Zivanai Masango, a musical legend from Zimbabwe, joins forces with cellist extraordinaire Josh Halpern to close out the 2022 Boulder Jewish Festival?  Well, you’ll just have to be there!  Joined by members of Boulder's own Zimbira, playing music steeped in the traditional music of Southern Africa with traditional and modern instrumentation. Audiences are immediately set into motion when they hear the intoxicating, rhythmic, and melodic sounds galvanized by Zivanai Masango, the band's leader and innovator.