Posts Tagged: Music Results 19
Jazz fans have long noted the talented Brooklyn-born pianist/composer Roberta Piket, who, mentored by a fellow Brooklynite, eminent pianist Richard Aron “Richie” Beirach, performs with sophisticated emotional astuteness. Piket, who will be performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola from Sept 22-26, delights audiences with urbane charm, meditative sensitivity, and even humor, in the sassy number “Schmear,” appetizingly redolent of early morning bagels (“Schmear” was composed by Piket’s longtime drummer, Billy Mintz, who will be playing at Lincoln Center for the September dates).
In her first of what she promises will be a regular column for Yediot Ahronot Madonna has explained how she was turned on to Kabbalah.
She notes how her fame and global traveling hadn’t helped “when it came to trying to understand why people suffered in the world or what the meaning of life was all about.” Kabbalah opened her eyes to how things worked: “Nature and the laws of Cause and Effect.” To the quintessential material girl, suddenly, “[l]ife no longer seemed like a series of Random events…[she] started to see patterns in life.” As she puts it, “I woke up.”
…to sing a dreidel song on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.” The real Hasid is Bostoner Hasid/rapper Y-Love. The fellows in the fake beards are Erran Baron Cohen (brother of “Borat” comic Sacha) and his band. The song is from Erran’s new album “Songs in the Key of Hanukkah.” The motley crew’s performance can be viewed here — at the end of the show. (It was, by the way, a very Jew-y episode of “Late Night,” with the dreidel song preceded by a fun appearance by perennially popular comic matador Don Rickles.)
Yid Vid: If Amy Winehouse Were a Yiddish-Speaking, Bearded, Orthodox Guy Who Had a Little Too Much Manischewitz…
…she still wouldn’t want to go to rehab:
Some ultra-Orthodox women are defiantly taking seats at the back of Israeli buses in the name of what they see as religiously mandated gender-segregation. What’s more, as the Forward reports, some of them (or at least one of them) are comparing their actions to those of civil rights legend Rosa Parks.
Let’s set aside the moral question here, since I’m but a simple Jew and thus find such weighty matters painfully vexing. On the basic level of the facts, however, I just don’t understand how the Rosa Parks analogy applies: These haredi women want to sit at the back of the bus. Rosa Parks, of course, refused to give up her seat at the back of the bus. But, it seems safe to say, she didn’t particularly want to be relegated to the rear of the bus, and her brave act of defiance gave birth to a movement that eventually put an end to racially segregated seating in public transportation.