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Audio: Mystic Lights of Chanukah with Gavriel Saks

Interview with Jerusalem based musician Gavriel Saks on his several Chanukah themed songs and his new band Paradox Garden.
12/9/2012, 10:37 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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Interview with Jerusalem based musician Gavriel Saks on his several Chanukah themed songs and his new band Paradox Garden. Gavriel will be performing at the 5th annual Mystic Light Celebration featuring Shlomo Katz and Yerachmiel Ziegler. Hear some of Gavriel's many stories including performing for a Gilad Shalit tribute, making aliyah, and a fascinating new music hall in the Lifta valley in Jerusalem.

Plus unique and different versions of the Chanukah classic Maoz Tzur, including a Morrocan version by Rabbi David Kadoch, a Sephardic version by Pharaoh's Daughter, a metal version by the Schleps, an electronic version by Craig Taubman, a bouncy Israeli version by Zivi Ritchie, and an acapella Chanukah rhyme by Ari Lesser.

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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 http://IsraelBeat.blogspot.com
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