As the High Holy Days approach, the Afro-Semitic Experience offers Further Definitions of the Days of Awe, an inspirational reimagining of the music of repentance.

For most of the past decade the Afro-Semitic Experience has played the midnight Selichot service with Cantor Jack Mendelson at his synagogue in White Plains. We have, in the process, created a new way to accompany cantorial music and we decided to document it. We recorded three concerts in August, 2010 just before the High Holy Days, one in New York City, one in New Haven, Connecticut, and one in Greenfield, Massachusetts. And now that music is ready for you to hear. The new CD is called Further Definitions of the Days of Awe and it features the band with special guests Cantor Jack Mendelson, Cantor Lisa Arbisser, Cantor Erik Contzius, cantorial soloist Danny Mendelson, and trumpeter Frank London.

The CD officially drops on Tuesday, September 13, but it is already on sale at iTunes and—if you want to hear the music first you can listen to three tracks for free at this website:

To hear the tracks just scroll down the page a bit and you will find a sound player on the left side of the page just below the picture of the CD album cover.

We’re very excited about this new release and hope you will want to order your own copy. Please give the music a listen and help us spread the news about our new album by sharing this With your friends.

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