Please note the Avram Pengas Concert at Temple B’nai Abraham Shabbat Services on Friday, February 8, at 7: 30 PM has been canceled due to impending inclement weather. Rescheduled for Friday, March 15, 6:30 PM.
Renown World Musician Avram Pengas at Temple B’nai Abraham
Several times a year, Temple B’nai Abraham’s Shabbat Services are enhanced by special guest musicians, cantors and/or composers, who bring unique musical perspectives to our services. On Friday, February 8, 7:30 PM Avram Pengas brings his virtuoso guitar to the February 8th service when he will join Cantor Jessica Epstein on the bima.
Greek born musical arranger, lead guitarist, and bouzouki virtuoso Avram Pengas is a versatile performer who plays popular Israeli hits, exotic Arabic melodies, pulsating Persian and Turkish rhythms, Armenian dances and traditional Yiddish songs. Born in Greece, Pengas is a skilled musical arranger, guitarist, and self-taught bouzouki virtuoso. The bouzouki is a stringed Greek instrument. He creates music that is rooted in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and draws upon Eastern and Western musical elements. Pengas has appeared in New York at El Avram, Café Feenjon, and in 1979, opened his own nightclub, Noga, in the heart of Greenwich Village. He has performed in the off-Broadway production of Hot Klezmer, and can still be heard weekly at SoHo’s Cupping Room Café.
This service is open to all, and the community is most welcome to attend. For information call 973-994-2290 or visit the website at http://www.tbanj.org/worship/weekly-services#avram.