Michal Waldfogel bursts into local music scene with soulful, salient music

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.

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Exploring the Music of Philadelphia’s Michal Pearl Waldfogel

By Megan Larsen on July 11, 2013@meglarsen
A few weeks ago I had the chance to meet with Michal Pearl Waldfogel, a Philadelphia raised musician. As a woman with an extremely inspirational outlook on traveling, music, and life, Michal’s music speaks of self-love and body mind connectedness. Although Michal is moving to Seattle this upcoming year, her music will continue to make an impact in the great city of Philadelphia. It is clear that with a spirit a genuine as Michal’s, no matter where she is, she will continue inspiring people with whatever she is doing. It was a pleasure meeting with her and getting a glimpse into her mind.




Posted September 14th, 2012

Prarthana Jayaram is a Philly-based writer and regular Festival Blog contributor.

“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.

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In Celebration Of “We’re Getting There”


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

Read the interview here.



Let it Rise: New Innovative Challah Workshops

October 7, 2010, 2:36pm

By Elizabeth Alpern

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!)