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Chaia is a dance music artist who combines house and techno grooves with klezmer and Yiddish music. With electric fiddle grooves, archival samples, and club sounds, Chaia inspires new visions of Jewish diasporic identity.

Chaia has been featured on NPR, the NAMM Show, Grammy.com, and at over a dozen Jewish music festivals around the world. Her work has been supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Brooklyn Arts Council, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland. In 2023, Chaia was awarded the Studio 170 Award from the Goethe Institut for her work with visual artist Dan Tombs and sound engineer Russell Elevado. Chaia’s debut album, Yibaneh will be released in Winter of 2024.













                                                                     




June


June 2 - Fellow Human, Central Park, New York
June 8 - The Shrine, New York
June 9 - Silvana, New York
June 21 - Unit J, New York
June 22 - JetLag Festival, Downsville 



July


July 4 - KlezCummington Festival
July 5 - KlezCummington Festival
July 7 - Nublu, New York
July 12 - Yidstock Festival, Hadley
July 14 - Yidstock Festival, Hadley
July 18 - Di Hoykhe Festival, Philadelphia
July 19 - The Art Room Studio, Philadelphia
July 20 - Peabody Heights Brewery, Baltimore
July 21 - Rhizome, DC
July 25 - 3Dots, State College
July 27 - Spirit, Pittsburgh
July 29 - Burdock Brewery, Toronto
July 31- Tranzac Club, Toronto.



August


August 8 - Sala Rosa, Montreal
August 10 - The Parlor Room, Northhampton
August 17 - Fire Island Synagogue, Fire Island, New York
August 23- The Fringe, Edinburgh
August 28 - Sadeh Farm, Orpington



Sept


September 1 - JW3, London
September 12 - Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
September 13 - 8Ball Radio, New York
September 13- Silvana, New York
September 14 - Mansions, New York



Oct


October 24 - New Synagogue Project, Philadelphia



Nov


November 10 - Or Chadasch, Vienna
November 14 - KlezMORE Festival, Vienna
November 25 - Shtetl Berlin, Berlin



Press


"They have the tools and the literacy of the old music and new types of dance music.... actually turning out to be quite a bit of a scene" --- NPR, Art of the Story Podcast (January 3, 2024)

“A completely new way to listen to Jewish music” --- NY City News Service (October 20, 2023)

“Chaia is definitely of the new generation of klezmer performers, there’s no doubt in my mind about that... and her burgeoning vision is catching on." --- The Jewish Week (August 4, 2023)

"[Chaia's] songs become a conversation with listeners about her own takes on the source material... it's a Zeitgeist moment" --- Grammy.com (May 13, 2024)

“Chaia is forging a new movement in klezmer and really taking it to the 21st century. It’s not just a genre. It’s a way to bring people together.” --- The Forward (July 18, 2023)

"[Chaia] is giving this old-world music genre a new spin and introducing it to a wider audience...one of the burgeoning klezmer fusion artists" —Jewish Unpacked (March 14, 2024)

"A catalyst for intergenerational collaboration and celebration." —Reckless Magazine (August 9, 2023)

"With her community-oriented approach, New York DJ Chaia has established herself as a fresh voice in the landscape of New York nightlife." --- Deja Me (April 12, 2023)

"[Chaia's] dance parties are growing as fast as the popularity of the [social justice] messages in her music." — Jewish Unpacked (August 7, 2023)

“Using house and techno as her canvas, she samples traditional Yiddish music and sound bytes from contemporary progressive Jewish thinkers to combine her modern music interests with her ancestral background."— Allston Pudding (July 11, 2023)

“More than just a new sound— [Chaia] has kindled a unique scene of queer young activists who are pushing for radical change.” --- Bushwick Daily (October 26, 2023)

"Berman Peters gifts us a chance to step into a cultural underground, bringing together the world of the shtetl and the world of the rave." --- Vashti Media (July 27, 2023)

“[Chaia] uplifts Jewish music through the use of electronic music” --- BK Reader (Nov 3, 2023)

"[Chaia] samples Yiddish traditional records and melds them with techno and house beats for what Friedland calls an 'atmospheric, ethereal experience.'" —Chicago Reader (May 9, 2024)

"She is a multi-dimensional Jewish techno artist: a producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter... She's designed a high-energy storytelling medium through her techno tracks." --- The Harvard Independent (March 30, 2023)




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Chaia’s upcoming album, Yibaneh, will be released in Fall 2024.






Contact



chaialehmusic@gmail.com
646.808.5777

Reach out for any booking inquiries!