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Photos from the 29th Jewish Music Festival

The 29th Jewish Music Festival’s Spring 2014 season presented seven concerts March 20-April 1 that showcased both the eclecticism and connectedness of Jewish music.

From the exotic “Iraq ‘n roll” of Israeli singer Dudu Tassa to the Afro Semitic Experience’s soulful blend of Jewish melodies and jazz, from Ben Sidran’s insightful recital of songs by Jews from the Great American Songbook to Anthony Mordechai-Tzvi Russell’s imaginative melding of Negro spirituals, Yiddish and Jewish liturgical music, from Alicia Jo Rabin’s brilliant one-woman rock opera inspired by Bernie Madoff to her gorgeously poetic songs about biblical women that she performs with Girls in Trouble, the 29th JMF presents artists who celebrate their Jewish identities through virtuosic, deeply personal approaches to music.