Saturday, September 06, 2008

Jerusalem Street Festival

Last Shabbat, 29 August, Joseph and I went down around 4pm to Ben Yehuda for the Street Festival. Throughout the month of August, Shabbat was welcomed with live music in the middle of one of the squares in this pedestrian thoroughfare. It was packed, it was hot, it was fantastic. We arrived and found a good place to see the action and hear the music with our backs to one of the stores and right around the corner from the beer vendor. Mmmm, beer and great, live music. I found out a few days later that we were listening to Mosh Ben Ari and I'm in love. The best part of his band was the trombone player, and I took many photos of him specifically for Julie. The music was melodic, heavy, popular - everyone knew the words but us, it seemed - and the crowd - including us - went crazy when they did a a heavy-guitar-and-horn cover of 'If I Were a Rich Man' from Fiddler on the Roof. After the concert, there was a DJ playing house music (ha-muzikah ha-bayit, as I called it in class on Sunday) and everyone continued the party. I danced and Joseph sorta danced, but he was filming the whole thing. When I can figure out how to do it, I'll get some of his footage on here for you. It all ended around 6:30 or 7pm and the place cleared out. Unfortunately, I didn't get a shot of Mosh performing, but Joseph did.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful photo of Joseph and you. Interesting that you have friends named Mary and Joseph - hmmmm...

What shade of blue for your mitts?

Love you lots, Love Mom

Julie said...

Brass kicks woodwinds' ass. Always. There are tons of interesting details in these photos - the balcony accident waiting to happen, the Burger King sign, the curly mohawk, the pot banner, the hot band member...nous sommes tres jalouses icitte!