TAGLIT-birthright israel AND JDUB RECORDS LAUNCH THE EIGHT
A NEW WAY TO CELEBRATE HANUKAH
FIRST OF ITS KIND, WORLDWIDE HANUKKAH PARTIES
TO TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 8
Taglit-birthright israel and JDub Records announced today the launch of the first-ever multi-city Hanukkah concert event series. All taking place on December 8, 2007, The Eight (goeight.com) celebrates the Festival of Lights with parties in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco and Washington DC (as well as Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Moscow, and Sydney!) that will feature music from up-and-coming artists handpicked by JDub, multimedia performances, and a unique menorah lighting ceremony at each event.
| Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players|
Confirmed musical guests include Israeli hip-hop superstars Hadag Nachash at Webster Hall in New York; the indie-vaudeville-art-rock-act Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players at Crocodile Café in Seattle; hip-hop-inflected Middle Eastern-Gypsy collective Balkan Beat Box and Cambodian Rockers Dengue Fever at the Echo Plex in Los Angeles. Full lineup follows below.
The Eight was conceptualized based on Jewltide, JDub's successful annual Hanukkah concerts, which evolved over the last five years into mini-tours the week during the holiday. By partnering with Taglit-birthright israel, the two organizations will create a worldwide, interactive Hanukah event on a massive scale, offering participants a unique shared opportunity to engage with Judaism outside of an institutional or religious Jewish setting.
"The Eight event will bring the next generation of young Jews together to celebrate the festival of Hanukkah on a worldwide level," said Rabbi Daniel Brenner of Taglit-birthright israel. "Having sent over 145,000 young people from 52 countries on 10-day educational journeys to Israel, we are committed to significantly investing in further opportunities for our alumni to engage with their peers and deepen their connection to Jewish life."
Tickets for The Eight will go on sale on October 19 to alumni of birthright israel via goeight.com and October 26 to the general public via goeight.com.
THE EIGHT: PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
(All shows taking place December 8, 2007)
New York, NY – Webster Hall ($20 advance/$25 day of show // 7 PM // 18+)
Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ($15 advance /$20 day of show // 8 PM // 18+)
Balkan Beat Box
San Francisco, CA – The Independent ($12 in advance /$14 at the door // 8:30 PM //$21+)
Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café (Tickets TBD // 8 PM // 21+)
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
Boston, MA – T.T. The Bears ($12 advance / $15 day of show // 8:30PM // 21+)
Washington, DC – Sixth & I ($12 in advance /$18 at the door // 8 PM // All Ages)
Local contest will determine opening band