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This project was successfully funded on May 8, 2012.

A rabbi brings North African and Arabic sounds to world music and Jewish prayer.

Zach Fredman
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Zach Fredman

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About this project

“One Bead” will be the debut recording of the Epichorus.   The melodies of Zach Fredman have been paired with esoteric and mystical verses from the Jewish liturgical tradition; ancient words have been returned to the sounds and rhythms of North Africa and the Middle East, to deepen Jewish prayer, and to create a new sound in world music.  Epichorus members are rabbis, cantors, mystics and ethnomusicologists - jazz, arabic, and nubian music masters.

Your most generous gifts will cover the costs of recording, mixing, paying musicians, and printing “One Bead.”  Though we will go through with the project for $7,000 - our ideal goal is $10,000.  We are overjoyed at the possibility of collaborating with you on this project, and will be greatly indebted to you for all the gifts of your hands.  Thanks!

(Checkout a video of the full band here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Qx1u4wVtw)

The Epichorus

Zach Fredman - oud

Yosef Goldman - vocals/percussion/arrangements

Shir Yaakov - vocals/arrangements

Alsarah - vocals

Daniel Ori - electric bass

Yuval Aberman - guitar

Joseph Brent - mandolin

Megan Gould - violin

Noah Hutton - video

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    Digital download of the first Epichorus record - “One Bead”.

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    The above + guitar/oud/mandolin/hebrew/midrash lesson with composer Zach Fredman. (live or skype)

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    The above + the Epichorus will serve as your artist-in-residence for a weekend. (Please be in touch to discuss.)

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Funding period

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