Moti Buchboot

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Oifen pripichik (“on the hearth”) - Yiddish
Ima (“mother”) – Hebrew
Her Face - Melodic
Soliloquy – Epic

Music has always been an important part of my life. As a child there was always a song on my lips. Well, at least until middle school.
My official musical education took place at the Music Conservatory of Arad in Israel, where I was required to start with the
recorder as my first instrument. When I had a choice, I picked up the guitar and studied it for a few years until I got tired of practicing.
After relocating to the USA and moving in with percussion player, I was exposed to the lifestyle and the art. This led
to my study of Afro-Cuban Conga as wellas African drumming. At the same time, I studied music theory and
voice with Dennis Parnell at Santa Monica College and also played minor roles in the musical "Chess."
Dennis introduced me to traditional and contemporary Jewish music, which brought me closer to my grandparents and the family I lost in the holocaust.
After leaving school, I joined the Singing Ensemble of the musical "Funny Girl,"directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld
at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center. To further understand the mechanics of singing, I began training with Suzanne Weiss Morgen.
Working with Suzanne prepared me for numerous projects; singing at a benefit for the home for the aging at the Workmen’s circle,
the creation of an evening of music, theater and dance in "Love, Loss, Lust and a Tango" at the Barnsdall Theater,
a solo singing concert "Chants and Crowd Pleasers" at St. Mary in Palms Episcopal Church, and in 2006, "Dialogos,"
a stage performance done in collaboration with Deborah Greenfield, combining dance, music and video, where I played the Djembe and Didgeridoo.
Currently, I'm completing the recording of "Songs for My Grandparents,"an album of Yiddish songs.


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