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Exclusive Stream: Matisyahu's Feel-Good 'Miracle' EP

Preview the latest from the Jewish reggae star

November 18, 2011 11:40 AM ET
Jared Polin
Matisyahu, 'Miracle' EP

Click to listen to Matisyahu's 'Miracle' EP

Reggae star Matisyahu's latest EP is a celebration of his Jewish faith, but the singer made a point of avoiding familiar clichés. "I recorded Miracle aiming to make a celebratory, feel-good song that still gets across the depth of Judaism rather than the typical watered-down Jewish humor about matzoh balls and Hanukkah Harry," he says. "I'm trying to make the Jewish kids out there proud."

You can stream Matisyahu's Miracle EP in full now, and check him out in concert on his Festival of Light tour of the East Coast.
 

 


Dec 19             Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 20             Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 21             Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 22             New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Dec 24             Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Dec 26             Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Dec 27             Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Dec 28             Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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