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‘If Angels Could Rap’: Michael Estrada, Pre-Teen Rapper

‘If Angels Could Rap’: Michael Estrada, Pre-Teen Rapper

  “If angels could rap, I’d be a rap angel,” says Michael Estrada, a 6th grader at Claire Lilienthal Elementary School.  “I say stuff like that because I have a lot of confidence in myself.  I compare myself to an angel because I’m really good at rapping and because angels are like super heavenly, super […]

A Hanukkah Treat for the World

A Hanukkah Treat for the World

Accordionist Rob Reich and bassist Daniel Fabricant visited us today and played some music. Here is a snippet from their Hanukkah medley.  A little light in dark times.

Bernie Krause Live From Fisher Family Hall

Bernie Krause Live From Fisher Family Hall

Naturalist, conservationist and musician Bernie Krause shared amazing rare sounds of the natural world that make up “The Great Animal Orchestra.” Krause explained that natural soundscapes form baseline of what we hear in wild places.  These sounds not only enable animals to communicate but are the origin of music itself.  Krause has recorded 4500 hours […]

#MusicMonday Mixtape: Hanukkah Edition

#MusicMonday Mixtape: Hanukkah Edition

Hanukkah songs are the Manischewitz of American Jewish music.  Often dorky and sweet, they tend to induce bouts of wincing.  Ah, but then there is the good stuff — either so bad it’s good or so good it’s good.  Here you will find a brief survey of some of the better Hanukkah repertoire. From Tom Leherer’s […]