Sounds Jewish is a weekly program hosted by Andy Muchin for MPB Music Radio. Andy’s encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish music of all different genres creates a unique sound for Sunday afternoons. In one program, you might hear a traditional klezmer piece, a stand-up comic routine from the 60s, Israeli hip-hop and the gentle tones of a singer/songwriter. There is nothing like this show anywhere else! Listen to Sounds Jewish, Sunday afternoons at 3 on MPB Music Radio.
We've entered the Hebrew month of Elul, a time for Jews to begin their personal repentance leading to the High Holy Days. So, tune in to the next “Sounds Jewish” for songs to repent by. Hear recordings by Bob Dylan, Pharaoh's Daughter, the Klezmatics, Chava Alberstein, Mezz Mezzrow with Willie “The Lion” Smith, Zusha, Giora Feidman, Jo Amar, Yael Naim, the Afro-Semitic Experience, Rashanim, and BeRead More
Next on “Sounds Jewish,” music, comedy and spoken word marking a pair of milestones. First, the kids have gone back to school across the country. Moreover, Irving Fields, the pianist and arranger behind the hit album “Bagels and Bongos,” died August 20 at age 101.Read More
The time for teshuvah, or repentance, is approaching. But the High Holy Days and the preparatory month of Elul ain't here yet. Join me next time on Sounds Jewish for songs and shtick about some of the key sins that we're supposed to renounce. Hear family-friendly recordings by Frank London, the late Fyvush Finkel, Girls in Trouble, the Yiddish Art Trio, Sophie Tucker, Dave Frishberg, Olga MieleszcRead More
Six days after the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B'Av, comes one of the happiest days. Tu B'Av has encouraged and celebrated romantic love since the first temple stood in ancient Jerusalem. Join me next time on Sounds Jewish for songs from around the Jewish world all about dancing and romancing. Hear recordings by Zev Feldman and Andy Statman, Stan Getz, Balkan Beat Box, Shoshana DamarRead More