Moshav Band

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The Moshav Band is now simply known as “Moshav.”

The Israel-born Moshav Band grew up on Moshav Mevo Modi’in, a musical village located in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Their home, founded by the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, was and continues to be the birthplace of many Jewish songs enjoyed the world over.  The members of the Moshav Band were under the spiritual guidance of  Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach while immersed in his musical world, often performing with him at his concerts.

Moshav currently consists of  Yehuda Solomon (vocals, percussion) and Duvid Swirsky (vocals, guitar).  Former members Yosef  Solomon (bass) and Karen Teperberg (drums) returned to live in Israel.

Other past members include Meir Solomon (guitar), Danny W (guitar), Roy Kariok (guitar), and Nimrod (violin). Meir had settled in New York to focus on religious studies and then also returned to Israel;  he currently lives in Jerusalem.  He has recently released his own CD, “Mimizrach Shemesh.”  Roy Kariok is working as a freelance guitar player in Los Angeles and still plays with the band from time to time.  Danny and Nimrod returned to Israel in summer of 2008;  they join the band in their Israel concerts.

Although the members of the Moshav Band grew up playing music together, the band had its first official show at Jerusalem’s Mike’s  Place in 1996, performing for an audience consisting mainly of American students studying abroad in various yeshivas as well as Hebrew University. The organizer of the event, Sharon Goldman, was unsure how to bill the as-yet unnamed act and opted for the simple “Moshav Band.” The name stuck.

Since that time, the band has been heard at music festivals and more intimate settings worldwide. Projects in which the Moshav Band has played an essential role include The Wake Up Tour (a Northern American Jewish Renewal project) and Israeli Block Parties, organized to increase Israel and Jewish awareness. Now based in Los Angeles, the band continues to perform throughout the US and the world.

Album: “Malachim” by Moshav

Price: $9.99
Genres: World, Music,  Rock
Released: April 30, 2010 ℗ 2010 Moshav Music

To buy CD/listen to samples click here (iTunes)

 

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