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New music: Miqedem - Vol. II

Fresh new music for Messiah straight from Tel Aviv: Miqedem - Vol. IIThis new album, Volume II, is fresh off the presses - released just days ago. I was a financial backer of this new album because I know their music is reaching new audiences in Israel and the nations. It's stirring hearts for Messiah, even my own. I know you guys are going to love it!This holy music group from Israel is touring the United States right now -- they just arrived last week. I was fortunate to worship with them and meet them just days ago - photos below. Afterwards I spoke with lead singer Jamie Hilsden about playing this new album on Chavah Messianic Radio, and he said, "Yes! Go for it!" (Thanks Jamie!)(Here’s a few shots of me with the band!)I hope you'll check out Volume II, give it a listen, and support them by purchasing their music from miqedem.net. Enjoy the fresh tunes for Mashiach!

How does Chavah pick which songs to play?

Listener Greg W. asks,Is there a way to tell what plays at any given time? I know we can request songs, so the programming must be tied to algorithms and lots of techy stuff…I’ve been asked this question often, so it bears a post I can link to in the future.It’s a fair question because in some ways, Chavah acts like traditional AM/FM radio station (song requests!), while in other ways, it acts more like music playlist ala Pandora (song stream for each user). What’s going on? How does Chavah decide what to play?In a nutshell, Chavah chooses songs for you based on your song likes/dislikes, and weaves in live song requests from listeners.That’s the super-simplified version of the truth. The fine grained details I explain below.Chavah plays songs she thinks you’ll likeUnlike traditional AM/FM radio, Chavah plays a unique stream for each user. That means Judah in Minnesota is hearing Marty Goetz – V’ne Emar, while Jesse in Chicago is hearing Miqedem – Hine Eloheinu. Two users, two differen…

New music: Steve Rees – Psalms of Aliyah, and more

Shalom holy friends,As we’re wrapping up the Feast of Unleavened Bread this week, maybe you’re up for some holy harp music?Steve Rees plays calming, soothing harp music inspired by the Davidic psalms. They’re perfect for entering into Shabbat with peace. Here’s a sample of Steve playing the traditional Mi Kamocha tune in Jerusalem:Steve has graciously sent us several of his albums for play on Chavah:Steve Rees - Festival of His BirthSteve Rees - Keys of DavidSteve Rees – Psalms of AliyahSteve Rees – IlluminationsSteve Rees – Healing HarpEnjoy these peaceful pieces as we enter Shabbat and wrap up the holy week of Unleavened Bread. If you like Steve’s holy harp music, check out his music site and support him by buying his albums.Shalom, fine Chavah fans!

New music: Sons of Korah - Fractures

Shalom holy friends,Now that Chavah is now available on the iOS, Android, and Windows app stores, we can get back to adding some excellent new tunes for the Lord.And with that, I’m glad to announce the beautiful psalms from Sons of Korah on the station, with the addition of their new album:Sons of Korah – FracturesSons of Korah are one of the most popular artists on Chavah. They have 3 songs in the top 70 ranked on Chavah, including the #15 top ranked song, Psalm 91 My Refuge. Their unique take on the raw psalms – the joyful psalms, the lamenting psalms, the angry psalms, all of it – are really unmatched in the Christian and Messianic worlds.I know you guys will like this new album!You can purchase their music over at SonsOfKorah.com. You can also donate to them through Chavah Messianic Radio. Thanks for supporting Messiah’s musicians!Enjoy the new tunes for the Lord, fine Chavah Messianic Radio fans!

iPhone? iPad? Chavah is now in the iOS app store!

Holy disciples of Yeshua the Messiah,I am utterly stoked, excited and outright giddy to announce that Chavah is now in the iOS App store!This is the culmination of a boatload of work – months altogether – to prepare Chavah for listing in all the major apps stores. And with Chavah now in the iOS App Store, it means God’s holy music is blasting through all the major app stores:iOSAndroidWindowsWebHallelu! Amplify God’s holy tunes to the masses! Thanks to all the supporters, helpers, donaters and encouragers who made this possible! Enjoy Chavah on your iPhone and iPad, fine Chavah fans!

Chavah for your Droid! Chavah is now on the Google Play App Store

I’m overjoyed to let you all know that Chavah is now in the Google Play App Store! That means if you have a Droid phone, tablet, or Chromebook, you can install Chavah from the store!To install Chavah on your Droid device, go here or just search for Chavah Messianic Radio in the Google Play store.These are brand spankin' new bits - literally deployed hours ago. So there might be bugs/issues - if you see any, please report them in the comments below, or better yet, submit an issue here.The only remaining big platform is iPhone/iPad. We’re looking at getting Chavah in the iOS App Store in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Chavah is now in the Windows App Store

Shalom friends, I’m glad to report that Chavah Messianic Radio is now in the Windows App Store!If you’re running on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10, you can go here to install Chavah onto your desktop. Ditto for Windows Phones.Once you install, it runs just like a native app:And since it’s a native app, you can pin Chavah to your taskbar:It’ll show up in your Start menu:And of course you can pin it to your start menu:Up next? We’ll be getting Chavah on the iOS and Google Play app stores for use on your mobile devices. As soon as that’s done, we’ll be posting about that right here on the Chavah blog.Enjoy!

New music: Shlomo & Neshama Carlebach - Ha Neshama Shel Shlomo

Up for a huge treat, fine Chavah fans? I'm pleased, honored, completely giddy and totally overjoyed to announce Neshama Carlebach on Chavah Messianic Radio!Shlomo & Neshama Carlebach – Ha Neshama Shel ShlomoFor the uninitiated, Neshama is one of the greatest Jewish singers in the world. A talented vocalist with a sweet, soft voice who puts the words of the psalms to beautiful melodies, she began her career singing with her late father, Shlomo Carlebach, who authored such famous tunes as "Am Yisrael Chai" and "Esa Einai."The first album to grace Chavah is her early duet album, Ha Neshama Shel Shlomo. We know you fine Chavah listeners will enjoy these old Jewish classics sung by Neshama and her father Shlomo.A huge thanks to Neshama for allowing us to play her music on Chavah! Her kindness and graciousness was beyond expectation. Thank you, Neshama!Fine Chavah fans, if you enjoy her music, please support her work by going over to neshamacarlebach.com and purc…