Open the Gates!
A compilation CD of American-Jewish "heart music", both intimate & exuberant, that American Jews today * pray to * dance to * meditate to * seek healing to 'Open the Gates! Has opened MY gates, and given me comfort, joy, and healing' - a listener 18 tracks by 18 different artists & groups: Shlomo Carlebach * Debbie Friedman * Craig Taubman Fabrangen Fiddlers * Diaspora Yeshiva Band * Liz Swados * Kenny G "What is so refreshing about OPEN THE GATES!, apart from it's eclectic variety, is that it is traditional & at the same time modern, musically, instrumentally, & lyrically." - Theodore Bikel Jewish bluegrass & Jewish country / Jewish "world music" English & Hebrew Hasidic chants / a cappella harmony singing "Without exaggeration, I have listened to my CD for hours on end - tapping, humming, dancing, chanting, & praying. You really have opened the gates of this woman's heart - traditional words of many decades blended with different notes, instruments, & voices enhanced in a new way, a happier way to express my yearning to be closer to God." - a listener plus: "New Wings for Our Prayers" (liner notes) - reflections on Jewish soul music today "There are intensely beautiful gems in this collection of Jewish songs." - Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)