Guitarist Saul Rosenthal leads "An Evening of Jewish Music," Saturday, February 5, at Swallow Hill Music Hall, an event that will also feature Los Lantzmum, a seven-piece worldbeat group led by Denver's Hal Aqua. Los Lantzmum explores Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Jewish musical traditions, which means you'd better bring your translation book: The band supplements English singing with lyrics in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino (Judeo-Spanish). Rosenthal's folky approach to music has more in common with Bob Dylan (also known as Robert Zimmerman) than it does with a traditional Hebrew songbook, but his lyrical muse is derived from Jewish prayer and biblical texts. Rosenthal, who recently released the full-length Anchors and Paths on the Fievel label, has served as a synagogue cantor, and those who experience his friendly, interactive acoustic performances can testify that he just might be the guy who can make services fun. -- Laura Bond
Recommended For YouPowered by SailThru
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!