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THE MUSIC OF TRACY FRIEND (all CDs available on iTunes)

"God is Near" is a remarkable collection of uplifting, spiritual music.                                                                - CD Universe

 

With her recording, "We Choose Peace," Tracy Friend establishes herself as a powerful voice in the Jewish community.           - Craig Taubman

Friend deals with complex issues like gratitude, forgiveness and peace.  This album is a gift to parents and teachers.  (Aside to camp songleaders - don't miss this one!)                                    - Paul Wieder, JUF News

 

God is Near (2011)
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God is Near is a wonderful collection of original liturgical-based songs centered around the theme of God's presence in our lives.  Ranging from pop to jazz and from ballads to middle-eastern fare, these original melodies were composed by Tracy Friend and Andrew Dennen, who met several years ago at Hava Nashira, a Jewish music workshop held annually in Wisconsin. They have been collaborating since 2009.

We Choose Peace (2007)
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We Choose Peace is a wonderful collection of inspirational songs on peace, prayer and Possibility.  Based on biblical and liturgical text, this CD is focused on our commitment to work towards peace between all nations as we take care of the world around us.  Ranging from rock to rap and from folk to jazz, Tracy has the uncanny ability to capture the essence of our prayers, thoughts and dreams in her music.

 

When All is Said and Done (2004)
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Tracy's debut CD is a wonderful journey through the spiritual experience of Jewish prayer.  Tracy's original compositions are creative and engaging, and will soon have you singing along.  When All is Said and Done ranges fromfolk to jazz, from light rock to ballads to more traditional Sephardic fare. 

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Tracy donates a portion of the proceeds from her CDs to various organizations supporting peace in the Middle East, including One Family Fund, an organization that provides financial, legal and emotional assistance to victims of terrorism in Israel, and the Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, which supports organizations promoting peace-related dialogue in the Middle East.

"Tehilla," one of the tracks on When All is Said and Done, was written in memory of a 3-year-old victim of a suicide bomber.

For more information on One Family Fund, visit http://onefamilyfund.org/.

For more information on the Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, visit http://www.mpdn.org/.