Information on our upcoming holiday celebrations can be found below.
The Folk Experience brings Classic 60’s Harmonies'
in a show featuring Jewish American Songwriters of the 60’S Folk Era
THE FOLK EXPERIENCE RETURNS WITH A NEW PROGRAM OF 60’s FOLK SONGS
Remember the Hootenanys and Sing Alongs of the 60’s and 70’s?
Remember all the camp songs? Remember sitting around the campfire, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores, and singing Kumbaya? All those great memories? Well....join THE FOLK EXPERIENCE, Cindy Paley, Ed Labowitz and Mike Sirota, as they bring back some of those iconic songs of the folk era with banjo, guitars and 3 part harmonies. It’s a hand clapping, foot stomping happening! Perfect for the whole family. Come join in the fun!!!!!
The folk music movement of the 1960’s helped to galvanize social change in America. Not surprisingly, many of the successful songwriters of the folk era, calling upon their heritage and their sense of Tikun Olam – repairing of the world – were Jewish. Writers and performers such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Peter Yarrow, and Fred Hellerman of the Weavers wrote some of the most iconic songs of the folk era.
The Folk Experience – Cindy Paley, Mike Sirota, and Ed Labowitz -- present a 3-part harmony musical program of American folk songs from Jewish songwriters of that great folk era Their concert is part nostalgia, part entertainment, and part sheer joy as everyone in the audience sings along with the help of lyric booklets. It’s a hand clapping, foot stomping happening!
BIOS: Cindy Paley has delighted Jewish communities across the country with her spirit and rich repertoire of Jewish music. As a Cantorial Soloist, Cindy is the soul of Lev Eisha and the Valley Beth Shalom N’shama Minyan, both creative Shabbat women’s services in Los Angeles. She has also served as the High Holiday Cantorial Soloist at numerous synagogues in California, Arizona and Washington. As a performer, she invites audiences to experience her beautiful renditions of Yiddish folk songs, Ladino love songs, and exuberant melodies of modern Israel, as featured on her Yavo Shalom, Zing Along and Koleet CDs. Cindy’s Jewish holiday CDs (Chanukah, A Singing Seder, Shabbat and Celebrate with Cindy) are well known by teachers and families across America.
Ed Labowitz and Mike Sirota are part of another trio, The Folk Collection, that has performed for the last fifteen years throughout the country, singing the classic songs of the folk era. When not singing with that group or The Folk Experience, Mike is the Cantor at Temple Ami Shalom in West Covina, and a Permit Expeditor in the Los Angeles area. As a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, Ed represented many of the folk groups of the 60’s, including The Kingston Trio and The Limeliters, with whom he jams from time-to-time. Ed lives to perform, and loves it when the audience sings along.
Cindy, Mike, and Ed grew up loving the folk music of the 60’s and singing some of these very songs during their days as counselors at Jewish summer camps. Audiences of all ages have responded to their shows and to the timeless words and harmonies of the songs of that era. The Folk Experience provides a great opportunity for synagogues and organizations to present an afternoon or evening of family friendly fun, education, nostalgia, and entertainment with roots in the Jewish American experience.
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President: Chris Gerson; Vice President: Paul Gracie;
Secretary: Sue Brown; Treasurer: Andrea Berez-Kroeker.
Directors: Bob Brown, Hannah Hall, Patricia Kawa'a, Hank Trapido-Rosenthal and Saundi Schwartz.
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