Sunday, April 30, 12:15 p.m.
To celebrate the 75 years since the modern State of Israel was founded, Temple Beth-El of Great Neck invites the entire community to gather for a free concert featuring the internationally renowned musical group Soulfarm on Sunday, April 30, at 12:15 p.m.
Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award–winning lead guitarist C Lanzbom, along with guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. Together with drummer Ben Antelis and bassist Daniel Ori, the group’s live shows generate a Mediterranean flavor, captivating guitar leads, dance rhythms and strong percussion breaks. The New York Post describes Soulfarm as “versatile, utilizing improvisation and world music.”
The band’s sound has been dubbed as New American music, full of melodic songwriting and progressive modern arrangements. The group’s live shows exude an electric energy born from a love of Israel.
In addition to releasing 11 albums and a movie soundtrack, Soulfarm has opened for Norah Jones, Mickey Hart, Gov’t Mule, Lisa Loeb, Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, The Wailers and George Clinton, among others.
The musical group has performed at top venues around the world and locally at Carnegie Hall, Hammerstein Ballroom, The Bitter End, Irving Plaza, Knitting Factory, The Wetlands, Town Hall and B.B. King Blues Club. Soulfarm has also been a featured headliner of the NYC Celebrates Israel Day Parade. Its fanbase stretches across the globe, as the band has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Israel. Learn more about the group at www.soulfarm.com.
The concert is part of an effort to bring the community together to commemorate this milestone and support Israel at a moment when millions of Israelis are both celebrating the Jewish state and actively working to defend its democratic nature.
Temple Beth-El’s Cantor Adam Davis frequently works in partnership with his friend and counterpart at Temple Israel of Great Neck, Hazzan Brian Shamash, to organize musical events on the peninsula. The idea for the concert grew out of their shared desire to create a local musical celebration of Israel open to the entire community.
“Soulfarm’s catchy energy, connection to Israel and crazy-fun sound make it a natural fit for this celebration to bring us all together,” says Davis. “I’m looking forward to hosting the musical group and singing with the band.”
The concert is appropriate for audiences of all ages and is free with registration. The performance caps off a festival-like morning for the children and families of Temple Beth-El, Temple Israel, Kulanu Religious School as well as Gahalet Israeli School, all of whom are supporting the concert. Students will celebrate with hands-on Israel-related educational activities like Krav Maga and a drum circle.
To attend the concert register at bit.ly/3Kxqruh.
For more information on the day’s activities or the concert, call 516-487-0900, visit www.tbegreatneck.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Temple Beth-El is Great Neck’s oldest synagogue, serving the community for more than 90 years.
—Submitted by Temple Beth-El of Great Neck