This recording follows the ebb and flow of the Jewish calendar year and lifecycle. As in my previous recordings, I have aspired to blend traditional melodies and words with contemporary versions of my own and other artists, some of whom do not have their own music recorded. The song/prayers and original words and melodies that I or my colleagues composed are from1988 through 2009. The melodies, words and insturmentation range from folk to middle eastern, eastern European folk, to indie rock, blues and chant .
This CD has been recorded as a spiritual journey- one that one could focus on particular prayers for specific times or listen to in its entirety for a complete experiential journey through the calendar focusing on Shabbat, the Yamim Noraim (High Holy Days), Channukah, the Festivals, as well as life’s peak and valley moments.
Engineered and co-produced by Daoud Shaw at Radioactive Productions, Andorra, PA, www.radioactiveproductions.com
Produced by Shawn Israel Zevit, with the grateful assistance of my Winnipeg family: See the championing of human rights at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
To the many communities, teachers and students that have nurtured the development of this music and with those whom I shared these prayerful offerings as they emerged, I thank you- “from my students I have learned most of all”.
Also available by Shawn Zevit: “Heart and Soul” (1998) ; “Sanctuary” (2005); "Generations" (2006) (Shalshelet Award Winner!); “Morning I Will Seek You” (2008)
To contact: SZevit@comcast.net
10% of CD sales go to Tzedakah (Just Giving)- money allocated to support the causes of social and environmental justice in the world.
Manufactured and Printed by Disc Makers, Pennsauken, NJ, U.S.A.
Cover art designed by Rabbi Rayzel Raphael.