EZUZ: A Philly ensemble playing Jewish world music with a beat! Rooted in ancient Jewish text, the rhythmic music
of EZUZ traverses Middle Eastern, North American, Klezmer, Spanish, and South American styles -- with lyrics in
Hebrew, English, Yiddish, Arabic, and Ladino.
"EZUZ" means "POWER" -- The Hebrew word is comprised of two words meaning "strength" and "move!". EZUZ
moves audiences to sing, dance, clap -- to participate in the joy of music and universal spirit!
The EZUZ ensemble is a multi-talented group of musicians from North American, Eastern and Western European, Lebanese, Armenian, South American, and African-American lineages. EZUZ members have played with such esteemed musicians as Zakir Hussein, Simon Shaheen, Yair Dalal, and Ohad "Udi" Bar David, George Clinton, Robert Walters 20th Congress, MOFRO, Martin and Wood, The Delaware Symphony, Vile Tyrant and the Middle Men, African dance troupes in Sweden, Jazz quartets in France, Tango quintets at Lincoln Center in NYC, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, and a hard rock rap group at in Austin, TX, to name a few.
EZUZ has played in concert venues, art spaces, synagogues, churches, and cultural centers, and at festivals including Limmud Philly, The POWER Music Festival, Yardley Interfaith Music Concert Series, The Cannery, L'Etage, Crossroads World Music Series, Rittenhouse Soundworks Arts Space, and the Jewish Folk Arts Festival of Washington, D.C.