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March 11th 2014 | SEPHARDIC STORY SLAM & AUTOMATIC TOYS
@ BANCS


Event Info: THE SEPHARDIC STORY SLAM: YOU’VE HEARD THE MUSIC, NOW HEAR THE STORIES! PLUS A PERFORMANCE BY AUTOMATIC TOYS
Location: Bancs: 2643 S Fairfax Ave Culver City, CA 90232 ‎
** BYOB!

Story Slam – 7:30pm – 9:30pm rsvp@bancsmedia.com
(rsvp required for attendance)

Automatic Toys performance – 9:30pm – 10:45pm $5 entrance fee.

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Featured slammers; Sarah Afkami, Tabby, Davoodi, Brian Fishbach, Rabbi Bouskilla, David Suissa, Chava Tombosky, And more!

hosted by Jessie Kahnweiler

• Join us as cross-generational storytellers– actors, writers, and comedians share mesmerizing stories of their Middle Eastern upbringing, exotic travels, tales of escape and survival, family traditions from Morocco, Iran, Tunisia, Yemen and so much more! Continuing in the NYC Sephardic Story Slam tradition, festival goers will have a chance to hear heartfelt, inspiring and funny stories from Jews that were raised in the Middle East and North Africa and have since settled in the U.S.

to enter please email smf@shemspeed.com

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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE JUST MISSED AT THE SEPHARDIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES

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March 2nd 2014 | SEPHARDIC WORLD ARTS DAY
@ STREET OF THE ARTS


Event Info: SEPHARDIC WORLD ARTS DAY
Location: Luckman Fine Arts Complex On the campus of Cal State L.A. (5151 State University Dr. LA, CA 90032) Further info: luckmanarts.org 323.343.6600
Time: 5 – 7pm

• Sephardic World Arts Day opens up the LA Sephardic Music Festival with world food, music and free, hands-on, interactive activities for all ages.

A list of workshops include;
HUMMUS MAKING WORKSHOP
OLIVE CURING WORKSHOP
Sephardic CHALLAH WORKSHOP (participants will be taught how to braid the challah, and then they will prepare their own dough to take home)
HAMSA MAKING WORKSHOP (participants will design on their own wooden hamsa blank)
Sephardic JEWLRY MAKING WORKSHOP
BELLY DANCING
SEPHARDIC DRUM CIRCLE CLASS 
and a SEPHARDIC DANCE WORKSHOP led by Lior Haykeen.

There will be Sephardic food for sale by The Kosher Palate and participants will also have the opportunity to step into the Jimena video booth. There will be a questionnaire related to their identity and their knowledge of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews. For Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews who participate it will be an opportunity to reflect on their own identity and what Sephardic / Mizrahi culture means to them, in addition it will be a way to document a piece of their own family story and culture. Each participant will be in the booth for 5-15 minutes.

March 2nd 2014 | YEMEN BLUES
@ THE LUCKMAN


Event Info: YEMEN BLUES
Location: The Luckman: 5151 State University Dr Los Angeles, CA 90032
Time: 7pm
Tickets: Tickets: $30, $35, $40. (CSULA students • $15. Other students • $20.)

Ticketmaster / Luckman Box Office

• Yemen Blues coexist in both the past and the present; they are timeless and modern. Fronted by acclaimed vocalist Ravid Kahalani, the group mies the music of Yemen and West Africa with funk, mambo, soul, and ancient chanting styles. Conjuring up a rich and diverse musical palette with the use of percussion, oud, horns, and strings, their myriad influences carry over to the stage, where the ensemble navigates from the boisterous to the romantic and from joyous celebration to anguished balladry.

March 5th & 6th 2014 | ucLADINO
@ THE UCLA


Event Info: ucLADINO
Location: UCLA Young Research Library (additional info)
Time: 11:15AM

• The theme of ucLADINO’s third annual symposium is Judeo-Spanish revitalization efforts in all spheres and domains, with particular focus toward the 21st century. Renowned scholars, graduate students, professors and community activists from a variety of disciplines will present research and discuss programming efforts in Judeo-Spanish speaking communities across the globe.

March 5nd 2014 | SARAH AROESTE
@ FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA


Event Info: SARAH AROESTE
Location: FOWLER @ North Campus of UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Time: 7:15PM
Tickets: Free. No tickets or RSVP required. Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. (click for more info)

• International Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste travels the globe fusing both original and 15th-century Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) folk songs with her signature blend of rock, funk, and blues. Along with music collaborator Shai Bachar and a world-class ensemble of musicians, Aroeste comes to UCLA with her new multi-media Gracia project—a mix of experimental, feminist, rock-beat, retro-chic, Mediterranean-infused original Ladino songs— and  will perform some of her signature pieces off her most recent album, including Enusenyo Te Vi and Gracia. One of few artists today who writes her own music in Ladino, Aroeste draws upon her family roots from Spain and Greece and works tirelessly to bring Ladino music back to life for a new generation. Bringing a fresh and inspiring modern sound to Sephardic music, Sarah Aroeste’s Ladino “Rock” style has helped to transform and revitalize a tradition. 

March 6th 2014 | SHAHS OF SINAI FT. DIWON
@ DAHAB


Event Info: Shahs of Sinai featuring Diwon
Location: Dahab – 1640 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Time: 8-11pm
Tickets: $15 if you buy online, and $20 cash at the door.
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• East meets West as we celebrate the Persian Jewish community of Los Angeles at our Shahs of Sinai event, presented by Atid at Sinai Temple. Sephardic Music Festival goers will celebrate with hookah and a selection of tasty traditional appetizers as Diwon and guest DJs spin middle eastern hip-hop and Persian lounge music accompanied by live instrumentation.
  
Presented by Atid at Sinai Temple and The Sephardic Music Festival.

March 7th 2014 | #SMF LA UNPLUGGED
@ PICO ROBERTSON


Event Info: #SMF LA UNPLUGGED WITH MIKEY PAUKER
Location: Pico Robertson (Pico and Cardiff at 1pm – email smf@bancsmedia.com for additional info)
Time: 1pm

• The first Sephardic Music Festival in Los Angeles unplugs for Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging on March 7th. People are invited to join in a kabalistic throw back to pre-Shabbat in Tzfat. Bring your song, soul and perhaps a middle eastern acoustic instrument as you float down the streets of Pico with us in a flash mob style.

to enter please email smf@shemspeed.com

March 8th 2014 | ASAF AVIDAN
@ THE LUCKMAN


Event Info: ASAF AVIDAN
Location: 5151 State University Dr Los Angeles, CA 90032
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Tickets: $30, $35, $40. (CSULA students • $15. Other students • $20.)

Ticketmaster / Luckman Box Office

• Singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan has taken the international music community by storm with his unique brand of folk and blues and his signature vocal sound, reminiscent of jazz greats and rock legends alike. Following the release of his debut solo album The Reckoning and its subsequent catapult to gold certification, Avidan has garnered numerous accolades from around the world.


photo of the crowd from our closing party at B.B. Kings. (co-produced with ISRAMERICA)


photo of the crowd from our Heebonism party at (le) Poisson Rouge. (co-produced with Heeb Mag)


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