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Dubbed “an epiphany” by The New York Times, The Yehudim is a mixed ensemble of voices, vintage keyboards, electric guitars and basses, and percussion, conceived of and directed by composer and New Amsterdam co-director Judd Greenstein. Taking the composer-led supergroups of the 1970s as inspiration — from Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Meredith Monk to Fela Kuti, Isaac Hayes and Herbie Hancock — The Yehudim explores characters from the Hebrew Bible, using the strange stories of their lives and the ancient writings around their characters to weave contemporary narratives that are Passions for our time. The band is fronted by singer/keyboardist Olga Bell, along with Greenstein himself playing lead keyboards. They are joined by a talented group performers drawn from standout ensembles such as Antibalas , Roomful of Teeth, and NOW Ensemble.