JCC on the Roof Series!!!
Thursday, July 21st. 8p.m. $10 in advanced / $12 at the door JCC Manhattan - 334 Amsterdam Avenue (near 76th Street) PD as the sun sets on the upper west side.. This one sometimes sells out buy tickets now!! 646-505-5708
Pharaoh's Daughter in NYC
Thursday, April 21st. 7p.m. $15 Joe's Pub - 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place) Annual free macaroon concert!!! HEAR PD MUSIC AND ENJOY CHOCO CHIP, COOKIE DOUGH, MINT CHIP PASSOVER TREATS 212-967-7555
The Nigun Revival Project: Silent Song
Niggun revival project with Jeremiah Lockwood of Sway Machinery. Listen to Jeremiah Lockwood perform with Basya Schechter at Forward.com
Pioneers for A Cure
Pioneers for a cure is a cross cultural ongoing project raising money for cancer research while preserving early Israeli Pioneer Music. Pharaoh's Daughter has allocated the song, "Hinei Achalila" (I will play my flute) for cancer research. Spend some time on this site, it is really worthwhile and interesting.
Basya Schechter on Echoes.com
Click this play button to listen to the interview
Echoes is a daily two-hour music soundscape, distributed by Public Radio International and broadcast on over 150 radio stations from Maine to California. With host John Diliberto, a writer for Billboard, Pulse and other magazines, Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock. Echoes is a sound that is cross-cultural and trans-millennial, merging cultures and forms, technology and tradition, the ancient past and the possible future. Visit Their Site
Pharaoh's Daughter on NPR and other podcasts
Check out these podcasts of radio broadcast that Basya and the members of Pharaoh's Daughter have recorded this summer:
PRI's The World - Syndicated on over 130 NPR stations across the U.S., the daily news program, The World, interviewed Basya about her upbringing and her new album.
WNYC's Soundcheck - John Schaefer interviews Basya about Haran, and the whole band plays live in the studio.
WFUV's Take Five - Basya talks with Rita Houston about Haran, and small PD ensemble plays in studio.
National Geographic podcast - An interview with Basya.
Basya performed with Matt Turk and fellow Pharaoh's Daughter member Meg Okura at Gracie Mansion on Tuesday, June 26 as both a celebration of 40th anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem and the announcement of the Oyhoo: NY Jewish Music & Heritage Festival. Pharaoh's Daughter will be performing on Jewzapalooza, Sept. 9th in Riverside Park as one of the featured artists. Mayor Bloomberg enjoyed the show and was given a the new CD Haran.
After much tinkering and to-do, we got the Store button working. Now you can buy Haran online!
There are a number of other updates sprinkled around, including a bunch of people saying really nice things about Haran! In addition, we've updated the discography with links to buy the older records at CDbaby.com.
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Well-Attended, Amazing, Delightful, World-Beat, Unprecedented, Encore! Encore!
Those are just some of the words to describe the latest and most successful Pharaoh’s Daughter show ever at the newly opened Highline Ballroom. Basya Schechter and her band of world-class musicians put on a show that highlighted the excellence and scintillating world-beat vibe of her latest album, Haran. The band kept the crowd cheering and yearning for more, and won over a whole slew of new fans. We expect great things in the future from Pharaoh’s Daughter, and look forward to seeing you all at a show soon!
National Geographic World Music Podcast
"This week we talk with singer/songwriter Basya Schechter, who leads the band "Pharaoh's Daughter." This New York City based group fuses Middle Eastern and Jewish sounds with a dark, indie pop sensibility, making music that has traditional roots, and a hip, modern edge."