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New CD from RebbeSoul fuses Carlebach, World-Beat Guitar and Balalaika
1/16/2011, 8:33 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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What is a Balalaika, and what does it sound like? Find out as RebbeSoul gives us an Israeli world-beat treat.

Interview with RebbeSoul on his new CD From Another World, which takes the songs of Shlomo Carlebach and transforms them into exotic sounding world-beat pieces. Find out what the balalaika is, and what it sounds like from this virtuoso musician. Also, for the ladies, a quite different take on Aisheth Chayil.
Plus, awesome new Israeli hits form Yaniv Ben Mashiach and Itzik Dadya.

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Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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