Berlin Becomes A Musical Playground For Israeli Artists

“You can live in honor and pay your rent and make music and meet great musicians and travel in Europe,” says Magal. “Berlin is kind of the center of Europe and more special things could happen; the place is really open to different accents, styles and things that sound less generic.”

2018-01-30T17:28:47+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

Santa Monica artist part of ‘Golem’ revival in Berlin

Urban legend has it that a golem lived in the Weissensee Cemetery in Berlin during the Nazi era, protecting the Jewish landmark from destruction while Jews successfully hid among its tombstones. Now the golem has returned to Berlin, this time for more auspicious purpose....

2016-12-16T10:12:22+00:00 December 16th, 2016|

Israeli Yehuda Poliker brings Greek-infused music to UCLA

Jewish Journal, Nov. 2, 2016 Yehuda Poliker was born in a Haifa, Israel, suburb two years after the founding of the State of Israel, to Greek Jews who survived the deportation from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz. Today, he is considered an Israeli musical icon, having reached career peaks coveted by any Israeli artist: hit singles, platinum albums, sold-out stadiums and the Lifetime Achievement Award of ACUM, Israel’s artist rights agency. Poliker, however, says he has never been motivated by accolades. “I don’t think in terms of ‘icon,’ ” he told the Jewish Journal via email, in Hebrew. “The one thing that [...]

2017-02-08T17:54:49+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|