SPRING FINAL CONCERT!
Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to our final concert! We really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to listen to us.
For those of you who missed it, don't worry because we have an exciting announcement: the whole set list of the night will be featured on our NEW CD, "High Resolution", and will be available this September! So stay tuned for our final concert videos, news about our CD, and other exciting surprises to come!
Rak Shalom had the pleasure of performing in Rockville, MD this Yom Ha'azmaut at Congregation Bnai Israel. Special thanks to Rabbi Michael Safra for working to coordinate the whole thing. Thank you again!
REcording Session TWo
The Hillel Recording Studio is open once again as Rak Shalom lays down the tracks for the second half of the new album. Once again, big thanks to Mordy Weinstein for helping us with the recording process and coaching us through the entire way!
Thank you to all the families that hosted for an incredible tour - we couldn't have done it without you! Here's a little snippet, hope you enjoy!
REcording Session One
Recording the next great Rak Shalom album is underway!! Special thanks to Mordy Weinstein for helping us with the recording process! We cannot wait for Session Two and the official announcement of Rak Shalom's next album.
All we need is a name...
kol ha'olam: first place!!!
Last night, Rak Shalom had the honor of placing 1st in Kol Ha'olam, the National Collegiate Jewish A Capella competition! A special shoutout to Daniela Nagar for receiving the award for Best Soloist, Noah Bar-Shain for receiving the award for Best Beatboxer, and to all of Rak Shalom for receiving the award of Audience Favorite!
Thank you to everyone who came out to see us perform live! We really appreciate your support. And to those of you who weren't able to make it, the videos will be released soon, so stay tuned for more exciting updates!
Winter Concert Videos
The time has come. It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for... Yes, that's right. We’re finally releasing the videos from our final concert! Special thanks to Dhanesh Mahtani for getting these amazing videos to us!
Last Night's Gig!
Amidst the chaos of finals week, Rak Shalom decided to take a break and hit up the Library of Congress to perform at the annual Chanukah after-party, hosted by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (pictured below).
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RAK SHALOM WINTER CONCERT 2016
Thanks to everyone who came and heard us live at our winter concert! Special thanks to Dhanesh Mahtani for mixing our sound, providing videos of the concert (which should be out soon), and taking this gorgeous picture of us.
Rak Shalom is THRILLED to welcome Ariella, Caroline, Emma, Danny and Adam to the group! We are stoked to have you guys and gals and the music we produce is sounding pretty cool.
Congregation B'nai Israel
Rak Shalom spent this past weekend at Congregation B'nai Israel in Rumson, NJ. The community was so welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our time performing at services and concerts. Special thanks to the president of B'nai Israel Mr. Joel Weissglass, Rabbi Dov and Mrs. Danielle Goldberg, Mr. and Mrs. Strauss, and Mr. and Mrs. Liss for inviting us into your homes. Thank you again!
Rak Shalom had the absolute pleasure to compete in the 2016 Kol Haolam national Jewish A Cappella competition. We performed the songs Keilu Kan and Hear Our Cry, a rewritten version of the Mikky Ekko song Watch Me Rise. Hear Our Cry won Best Original Arrangement and our very own Ryan Sevel was named Best Soloist for his emotional performance of Hear Our Cry. Rak as a whole was awarded second place for the whole competition for our combination of music and choreography! We'd like to thank Adas Israel for hosting the competition and all the wonderful other groups who performed. You guys were great, and we can't wait to give it another shot next year!
Winter Concert 2015
Thank you to all who came to Rak Shalom's Winter Concert! We hope you enjoyed our mix of great music and questionable puns!
Rak Shalom is pleased to finally and officially announce the impending release of our fifth professional album....PARADIGM. Coming Soon. Stay tuned for more information.....
4/13/15 - 4/19/15
2015 Album RECORDING
This past week, Rak Shalom took part in the amazing process of recording our fifth album! How it works is that each person records their own parts individually, and the talented John Clark pieces and mixes it all together into a musical masterpiece. One question still remains...what will the album be titled?!
Check out some photos of the process below!