Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blast from the Past

Chuck uploaded this gem from 1999.

Friday, October 22, 2010

DJ Rob Swift!

Last night some of my students got a rare treat in the form of a lecture/demo with the legendary Rob Swift. A few pictures:



Thanks, Rob, and thanks, Will and Ivan at Scratch Academy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Uzbekistan

I returned from a two-week "ziyorat" (pilgrimage) trip to Uzbekistan with my Bukharian Jewish neighbors in Queens. Here are a few pictures:

Ezro Malakov singing in the Tashkent Synagogue

On the road to Samarkand

Cooking shashlik (kebabs) in Sangzor, outside the town of Jizzak

The Jewish cemetery in Samarkand

The grave of Levi Babakhanov (Levicha), court singer of the last Bukharan Emir, in Samarkand

The Gumbaz synagogue in Samarkand

The Sher Dor madrassa in Samarkand

Dancing at a concert in Samarkand

On the road to Shahrisabz, through the mountains

Entrance to the Jewish cemetery in Shahrisabz