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August 28 : Yosi Piamenta – Remembered by Musicians

Pioneers For A Cure joins together in remembering Yosi through the words of those closest to him; his fellow musicians. with…David Broza, Greg Wall, Frank London, Jon Madof, Aaron Alexander, Gary Lucas, Kohane of Newark, Brian Glassman & Shai Bachar Rabbi Greg Wall summarizes Yosi’s commitment to Pioneers for A Cure and the charity he chose to support - Chai Lifeline; Camp Simcha – through downloads …

May 16 : Jay Stolar is an artist looking for a cure

“What has been said to you in life that has held you back?” Jay Stolar wants to know because for him – it’s personal.  The Brooklyn based songwriter-performing artist has grappled with bi-polar depression and knows firsthand of this debilitating condition that affects so many. “I’m committed to raising the volume that mental health awareness, love and support, are louder than any internal or external voice.” — Jay Stolar, Recording Artist …

December 3 : PFAC artists in Sephardic Music Festival!

The 8th Annual Sephardic Music Festival hits New York City December 8-15, and we’re very pleased that several Pioneers For A Cure artists will be taking part! The Sway Machinery, Hasidic New Wave and Zion80 (featuring members of Rashanim) will all take the stage during the week-long festival, along with several other exciting shows. Get more information at http://sephardicfest.com/

November 13 : PFAC Artist Shay Gabso plays ATID benefit Dec. 2

Pioneers For A Cure artist and Israeli singing sensation Shay Gabso will perform at a benefit concert for the ATID Society of Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm. For more information about the concert, please visit jkha.org/atid In the summer of 2009, Shay Gabso recorded the Israeli pioneer song, “El Ha Tzipor” originally written in 1891 by Chaim Nachman …

November 12 : PFAC Responds to Hurricane Sandy

Pioneers For A Cure / Joodayoh sprung into action when the big storm hit home and so many of us found ourselves without power, water or heat. Our attentions turned to elderly home-bound seniors in projects on NY’s Lower East Side. We enlisted our best stair-climbers like Rachel Orbach & Julia Goldstein, armed them with flashlights, hot kosher meals (thanks to Josh Schwartz at Kosher Deluxe) and names …

November 9 : New Song – CharlElie!

Pioneers For A Cure is very happy to announce the release of “Au Clair de la Lune” by CharlElie Couture. The French folk song receives a beautiful piano-focused, bluesy treatment and features drummer Dan Rieser (Norah Jones) and renowned Bassist Patrick Derivaz, who produced the track.. Proceeds from this track will benefit ARC Foundation for Cancer Research. To hear the song and download, click here.

November 1 : Shlomo Carlebach’s 18th Yahrtzeit

Today is the 18th Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, zt”l. PFAC Artist RebbeSoul performs Carlebach’s music on his 2010 CD ‘From Another World’

August 14 : Postcards From The Edge

When the first wave of immigrants to Palestine hit the shores of the Holy Land they were pioneers on many fronts. The new settlers, inspired by the leadership of Eliezar Ben Yehudah, started to integrate all facets of their lives with the Hebrew language. Even the old songs they sang and taught their children were given new life by the use of new Hebrew lyrics. …

August 8 : Hangin’ with the Homeboyz….

Each artist who passed through Studio A was asked to “sign” our musical guest book, by recording a pass on Am Yisrael Chai-The People of Israel live on! We combined an obscure old pioneer song with a newer, famous tune written by the legendary Shlomo Carlebach, and managed to hear a few tasty licks from just about everybody! I just got back from 24 hours …

August 6 : The Prodigious Daughter

Basya Schechter and her cleverly named band Pharaoh’s Daughter have made a considerable impact on the world/acoustic scene. Her sweet voice, whether together with her full ensemble or in tandem with her guitar, is a pleasure to behold. The pioneer song “Hiney Achalilah Bachalili” ( I Will Play My Flute) is a perfect tune for Basya and company as they turn in a masterful performance …