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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Album Complete! Official Release Party Aug 3rd, 2014

Hi Folks,

We are pleased to announce the release of our new album, Lecha Dodi: For You, My Beloved.

It is the culmination of two years of studio work and features many great musicians. While our first release explored the breadth of the Jewish world and experimented with fusing klezmer melodies with rhythms such as samba, salsa, reggae, and more, this album is a return to our roots.

It is an acoustic album that features songs for shabbat and the chatunah (wedding). It includes original material, some new arrangements of traditional tunes, and two medleys for Jewish dancing. It is available through most digital avenues (itunes, amazon etc) as well as through cd baby or through us. You can purchase it here.

We will be celebrating the release this Sunday, Aug 3rd at Mathews Beach in Northeast Seattle, from 11-2pm. It will be an informal picnic/ beach party. We will play some acoustic music and enjoy a nice summer day with our community. It is free and family friendly. We hope you can make it!

If not, you can catch us at Seward Park at noon on Aug 31st at the SPARK festival with the Moshav Band and Nissim.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Album Almost Complete!

Hi folks, We have been neglecting our blog posts recently because we have been working hard at bringing some fresh flavors and freylekhs to the people. We are excited to be completing our second full length album, L'cha Dodi. We expect it to be released by February 2014 if all goes according to schedule. It has a mix of shabbes and wedding music as well as some original folk music and a couple klezmer tunes. We are very excited to be featuring some fine guest artists. Stay tuned or contact us to find out how you can get a copy. -Sasson

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sasson's 2010 Chanuka Tour of New York City, featuring the Master of Prayer Puppet Show


We are delighted to present our Chanuka 2010 tour of New York City. We are especially excited to be working with FiddleMonster Productions and Proposition Theatrical Properties in the production of The Master of Prayer; a Chanuka Puppet Show. Sasson will be providing live musical accompaniment for this entertaining and uplifting holiday play based on the story by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov of the same name.
Please check out www.masterofprayer.blog.com for more details on this production.

NY 2010 Tour Schedule: (please check back for a more complete schedule in the next couple days)

-events include full program of puppet show and concert unless otherwise noted

Wed Dec 1, 9:30pm: Judelman Brothers @ Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, www.jalopy.biz (music only), free

Thurs Dec 2, 6pm: Hunter College, hosted by Hillel (Sasson only), 695 Park Ave, NY 10065, free

Thurs Dec 2, 9pm: Brooklyn Rod and Gun Social Hall in Williamsburg,
59 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11211 http://www.bklynrodandgun.com/
Event will feature Sasson, the Master of Prayer Puppet show, a latke feast, Adam Ende's Genesis 38 Puppet show, and another special musical guest tba, $7-10 suggested donation

Thurs Dec 2, late night: in Borough Park, at an event called Cholent. 4605 13th Ave, Brooklyn, Free (off the D train)

Fri Dec 3, 7pm: Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn NY 11231, $7, $5 if you attend the country holiday sing-a-long after our show (really fun event) www.jalopy.biz

Fri Dec 3, 9:30pm: Sasson and Adam Ende's Genesis 38 in Red Hook- puppet show after party, Moonshine bar 317 columbia (next door to Jalopy). Free.

Sat Dec 4, 4:30pm: Chanuka celebration and candle lighting in Washington Sq. Park w/ the New Shul (music, food, and festivities, no puppet show), free

Sat Dec 4, 7pm: Pratt Institute- CANCELLED

Sun Dec 6, 11am-1pm: Klezmer Brunch (Sasson only), @ City Winery, 155 Varick St New York, 10013, ticket info @ www.citywinery.com

Sun Dec 6, 4pm-7: Int'l Latke Festival (Sasson only), @ City Winery, 155 Varick St New York, 10013, ticket info @ www.citywinery.com

Sun Dec 5, 8:30pm: @ 25CPW, Sasson at 830, Master of prayer at 915, Emilia Cataldo 1015, Aliza Hava 11 plus more music, 25 Central Park West at 62nd st, Manhattan, NY 10023, $5-10 pay what you can

Wed Dec 8, 6-8pm: Crown Heights, Five Myles Gallery, Master of Prayer at 6, Sasson at 645, 558 St Johns (between Franklin and Classon) $5-10 pay what you can. www.fivemyles.org

Wed Dec 8, 8pm: After PARTY- at Franklin Bar, corner of Franklin and St. John, (near the Five Myles Gallery).

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sasson in New York City, Chanuka 2010


We are very excited to be finalizing the details of our NYC tour for Chanuka, 2010. We will be playing a number of concerts and events around the city from dec 1-8.

-One of the special projects for this tour is a collaboration with Fiddlemonster Productions and some members of Bread and Puppet to present: The Master of Prayer; a puppet show. This story by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov has many connections to the Chanuka story, and we look forward to presenting it in a fun, entertaining, and educational format. Sasson will be providing live musical accompaniment for the production. see master of prayer blog

- We are also looking forward to playing the Klezmer Brunch on sun, dec 5th at the City Winery.

A full list of events and shows will be posted here soon, so stay tuned.

Monday, October 25, 2010

new videos of Sasson at the Scarlet Tree in Seattle up on youtube!

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  • Folks,

    I put some videos from the Sasson gig at the Scarlet Tree in Seattle 10/09/10 up on youtube, check them out (follow the link above). If you have trouble finding them, search for my channel "Judelspice"

    b'simcha v' shalom


    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    klezmer/ cumbia/ balkan video links from the Sasson concert at lake union park

    For those of you who couldn't make it, some highlights from the Sasson concert at Lake Union park sept 25, 2010. It was a beautiful day on the water, the sun was shining, faces were smiling...

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  • Saturday, October 2, 2010

    Carnavaloweeen- A pre-haloween freylekh (dance party) at the Scarlet Tree

    Come out Oct 9th, 9pm, to the Scarlet Tree, 801 ne 65th st. in the Ravenna neighborhood in Seattle (just off I-5).

    We are throwing a fall freylekh (party) with some hot music to beat the cold. We will be rocking the sambaklez, and our friends Kane Mathis and the Sahel Band will be dropping some W. African dance cuts- m'balach, highlife- if you don't know about this stuff, come check it out.

    This is going to be a great night of good music, dancing, and smiling faces.

    21+ (sorry kids) and $8 cover.

    We'll see you there,