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Chanan Ben Ami's rock band broke up on the eve of their big contract, leading him to move to Israel.
6/19/2011, 6:59 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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Jewish Rocker Chanan Ben Ami discusses his latest album, The Wisdom of a Dream. Hear his new September 11th inspired song, about recording in a tunnel in California and how his LA rock band broke up on the eve of their big recording contract, leading him to move to Israel.

Plus, an interview with veteran composer Yossi Green on his surprising new CD, Hipsh, which takes classic chassidic songs from Mordechai Ben David, Avraham Fried and more and hips them up Jewish style. Yossi Green has composed over 600 songs in his career. Hear some of the classics and some of the latest featuring Yaakov Shwekey and Ohad Moskowitz.

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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