March 25th, 2012: Boston, Massachusetts– Shalshelet, the Foundation for New Jewish Music, is proud to announce that the 2012 Fourth International Festival, held at Temple Beth Elohim in Boston Massachusetts was a huge success. Since Shalshelet’s first international music festival in 2004, more than 1200 musical compositions have been submitted from international composers living around the globe.


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Boston Jewish Music Festival 2012

Photographer/videographer Larry Sandberg

 

           

The beautiful concept behind Shalshelet’s creative process is that it allows musical composers to introduce new, unique melodies to traditional Jewish blessings that have been around for centuries. Shalshelet allows individuals with a passion for music to foster their abilities by submitting their own tunes in singular form; one that has never before been heard or shared among congregations. Composer honorees are given the opportunity not only to share their music by performing at the Festival, but also to participate in workshops with other music lovers from diverse communities and traditions, and to celebrate the joy of music. The workshops allow performers, musicians, and music enthusiasts to explore the process of choosing a text and composing a new melody, comparing different ways of setting the same passage to music, and hearing melodies for less commonly sung texts.


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Boston Jewish Music Festival 2012

Photographer/videographer Larry Sandberg


Song books and CDs based on winning submissions from the selected Festival Honorees are then distributed to cantors around the globe, who teach their congregations this new form of music. To hear sample tracks and more information on Shalshelet, please visit the website:www.shalshelet.org. To learn more about the composers and the mission of Shalshelet, please visit: http://youtu.be/HxEsAVRdeU0. For press inquiries or sample CD/music book requests, please contact Katherine@blinkpr.com or call 305-490-5911.


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Boston Jewish Music Festival 2012

Photographer/videographer Larry Sandberg

 

 

About Shalshelet:

The mission of Shalshelet is to enhance spirituality and build community through the creation and dissemination of  ancient Jewish music. The Foundation believes that these songs have the power to link Jews, affiliated and unaffiliated, across all denominations and can provide fresh insight and depth, enriching the spiritual lives of Jews and non-Jews alike. The objective of Shalshelet is to unearth and encourage the creation of these melodies and bring awareness on an international scale. The common tie of ancient music will link Jews in a broader and deeper sense of community, and will enhance the vibrancy of the Jewish people. Shalshelet is entirely volunteer-led by its dedicated board of directors, a distinguished advisory board and other supporters lending their time and professional expertise to this innovative project.


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Boston Jewish Music Festival 2012

Photographer/videographer Larry Sandberg