Theodore Bikel http://redriverradio.org en Passover Dreams http://redriverradio.org/post/passover-dreams-1 <div><strong>Airs Monday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fasten your seat belts and pass the chicken soup! Passover Dreams takes us from the </span>Seder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> table to the edge of the universe. Audio magician Jim </span>Metzner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conjures up Albert Einstein, Frederick Douglass, Lenny Bruce and host of other </span>Seder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> guests to plumb the depths of one of the world's oldest holidays in this Gabriel Award-winning program. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 42673 at http://redriverradio.org Passover Dreams Chanukah: Candles Burning Brightly http://redriverradio.org/post/chanukah-candles-burning-brightly <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Friday, November 29 at 2 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights with an exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a celebration of the Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.</span></div> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:00:00 +0000 36635 at http://redriverradio.org Chanukah: Candles Burning Brightly The Passover Story with the Western Winds http://redriverradio.org/post/passover-story-western-winds-0 <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Renowned actor Theodore </span>Bikel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and The Western Wind, America's pre-eminent vocal ensemble, present 25 eclectic selections that, along with an inspiring narration, serve as musical documentary of Passover. Music includes Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, </span>Klezmer-style<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> improvisations, and traditional songs from the </span>Seder<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This program is designed for listeners of any religious background and provides a good introduction to a holiday whose lessons of redemption and faith are universal. "The music is an eclectic compilation of songs and compositions from many sources reflecting the tremendous diversity of Jewish cultures. Selections include Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, </span>Klezmer-style<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> improvisations, and traditional songs from the </span>Seder<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including the 'adopted' song of slavery, the Negro spiritual "Go Down Moses"--all sung with the superb musicianship and zest that are hallmarks of Western Wind performances."</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 25050 at http://redriverradio.org The Passover Story with the Western Winds