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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,


    Sunday, September 26, 2010

    Lake Union Park concert a success!- Thanks everyone

    A big thanks to everyone who came down to Lake Union Park last Saturday. The weather was gorgeous, and I can't think of a more enjoyable way to have spent the day than playing music in the sunshine on the waterfront for so many happy people. I'm told we were the only group at the whole festival to get a dance party going. The sambaklez is spreading like a disease! I'm told that about 20,000 people came throughout the day to celebrate our new park. Way to go Seattle!

    Looking forward to our next freylekh (oct 9th at the Scarlet Tree).

    Keep it klezin,


    Friday, September 24, 2010

    celebrate Succot with a Free concert this Saturday, 9/ 25/2010- Lake Union Park grand opening

    We will be performing at the Marina stage at the grand opening festival for Lake Union park at 860 Terry Ave on the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. see  the link below for details.

    This is a free, all ages event. We play at 5pm.

    Come hang, enjoy the new park, a day full of free music and workshops, and support the city for building us a new public park.


    It's finally here! the Sasson band sthel (newstand)- your source for the latest on the nw samba- klezmer phenomenon

    bruchim habaim folks, welcome!

        We finally set up a blog! This will be a forum for us to converse with you, our friends all over the world. We'll try to let you know what's going on with Sasson, what kinds of projects are happening, where you can find us, and other news. You can contact us to ask us any questions or share whatever you like (within reason :) that you think we may be into.

    l'chaim (to life)