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Kona's Traveling Jewish Band - Shaloha Oy


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1. Wedding Medley
2. Erev Shel Shoshanim
3. Rumania, Rumania
4. Tzaveh
5. Garsona
6. Freilach Zein
7. Od Y'Shama
8. Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen
9. Iti Milvanon
10. Anniversary Song
11. Hava Nagilah
12. Shaloha Oy

Kona's Traveling Jewish Wedding Band

In Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, Barry & Gloria Blum created KONA'S TRAVELING JEWISH WEDDING BAND. With violin, contra-bass balalaika, vocals, keyboard, clarinet, accordion and percussion, plus other musicians as needed, this ensemble plays for weddings, parties, anniversaries, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs and other events. They are "available for your next affair" with a repertoire of klezmer, Yiddish, Israeli, Russian, freilach and other music, from horas to waltzes to Latin and Popular, and even Japanese wedding songs! For an exciting mix of tradition and modern (including rock, hip-hop and any other music) Shaloha Weddings can provide both live and DeeJay entertainment. Call (808) 326-4192, fax (808) 329-8583, or send an . For smaller events, Shaloha Weddings can provide a strolling violinist or a classical string ensemble. Check the Band’s website at Their exciting CD, "Shaloha Oy" is available at music stores and may be purchased or heard on-line at

If you plan to be in Kona for your wedding, wedding renewal, anniversary, your child's Bat or Bar Mitzvah, or any other simcha, contact us. We can help you make arrangements.

Kona's Traveling Jewish Wedding Band


One of the first Jewish Wedding Bands to blossom in California with the early revival of klezmer music, the group included 15 musicians and other professionals. A large group, performing with three cantors (two men and one woman), one Russian operatic soprano plus another female vocalist and dancer, along with 10 instrumentalists, their presentations were well orchestrated and varied. They became extremely popular in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970’s and 80's and appeared at major concert venues as well as on television. Go to and click on Golden Gate Gypsies to learn more. Mickey Hart, one of the Grateful Dead’s drummers and a respected ethno-musicologist in his own right, recorded their album which quickly became a classic. It was later released by Hart's 360 Degrees with Rykodisc as part of his music series, The World (RCD 10105), sold at major music stores world-wide and on