By Gwen Davis
Looking for the freshest new face in the local music industry? Singer and songwriter Michal Waldfogel popped her way into Seattle’s music scene last Sat. when she launched her latest album by giving a free concert at the Hillman City Collaboratory.
Waldfogel, 29, produces soulful, melodic songs that describe illusions perplexing society. The album, entitled “Crossing Imaginary Lines” gives listeners insight into Waldfogel’s non-traditional ways of viewing the world, as well as access to her powerhouse voice combined with gentle guitar and flute.
Exploring the Music of Philadelphia’s Michal Pearl Waldfogel
“Limitations in our minds are connected to those in our bodies,” says Michal Waldfogel, a Philadelphia native and local musician.
These self-imposed limitations are the subject of her new Fringe show, Crossing Imaginary Lines, in which she combines yogic practices with music to engage audiences. With eight years of yoga experience under her belt (three of which she has spent teaching), Michal is excited to combine her work in understanding and stretching physical limitations with the theme of overcoming boundaries in her compositions. She observes that both yoga and music are healing arts, and it is this inherent connection that she works to bring out in her performances.
In Celebration Of “We’re Getting There”
OCTOBER 5, 2012 | BY NATHANIEL POPKIN | VANTAGE | SEPTA, TRANSIT
The singer-songwriter and long-time SEPTA rider Michal Waldfogel turns transit despair into melancholy and humor in the song “We’re Getting There.” She sits down with Nathaniel Popkin for an interview
October 7, 2010, 2:36pm
A new crop of challah-making workshops popping up across the country is proving that truly, man cannot live on bread alone. By integrating yoga, music, meditation, activism and prayer into challah-making, these creative workshops offer a chance to connect to Judaism, community, and food in an informal manner that goes way beyond a sweet eggy loaf.
Read more (including Michal’s famous challah recipe!)