Shlomit and Rebbe Soul delivered a spectacular performance during their Jewish World Music for the Soul concert at Temple Shalom on Sunday, September 11.
With a clear, supple, alto voice, Shlomit Levi presented Jewish folk music in the Yemeni tradition, often dancing with her hands with the long melismas, accompanied by RebbeSoul on the balalaika or guitar and Brazilian percussionist Cassio Duarte. Other times, RebbeSoul sang with her or presented pieces on his own.
The songs were Hebrew and Arabic, Ladino and English and included the classic Cuando el Rey Nimrod, a modern interpretation of Avinu Malkeinu and a sing-along version of Am Yisrael Chai.
The crowd came early to enjoy dinner and treats purchased from food trucks, games for children and time to visit with friends.
This event was made possible by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, the Sara and Adolph van der Walde Fund of the Roth Family Foundation, the Temple Shalom Endowment Fund and many generous donors.
The event co-chairs were Bruce Holzman and Kathy Karr.