Shorts: The arts

Sephardic musicians headline event

Israeli musician Yair Dalal, known for his masterful oud and violin playing, will headline an afternoon of Sephardic and Mizrachi music and culture 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco.

Dalal will speak about his Iraqi heritage, and will be joined by Israeli percussionist Dror Sinai, whose family is from Yemen.

Sponsored by JIMENA, Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa, the afternoon will also feature Middle Eastern appetizers and henna painting.

Tickets are $30 general, $40 at the door, $10 children under 10, $20 students and seniors. JCHS is located at 1835 Ellis St. (parking is on Pierce Street). Information and tickets:

Trump ‘fires’ Orthodox Jew

new york (jta) | One of the Orthodox Jewish contestants on “The Apprentice” was fired.

In an episode that aired Monday, March 27, Daniel Brody became the sixth contestant fired from Donald Trump’s reality show this season.

Brody, 31, a clothing company owner who lives in New Milford, N.J., was fired after the team he was leading, Gold Rush, lost in a competition to produce a Norwegian Cruise Line advertisement.

Brody earlier made news when, along with another Orthodox contestant, Lee Bienstock, he opted out of a task in order to observe Rosh Hashanah. Bienstock remains on the show.

Rock musician blasted for Israel concert

london (jta) | Palestinian artists urged a British musician to cancel an upcoming concert in Israel to protest the West Bank security barrier.

Roger Waters, a British singer-songwriter from the band Pink Floyd known for the hit “Another Brick in the Wall,” announced recently that he would perform in Tel Aviv this summer.

This angered many Palestinians, who had been buoyed by Waters’ past campaigning against what they call the West Bank “wall.” A group of artists wrote a letter asking Waters to cancel the concert, but were rebuffed.

“I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the U.K. because I disapprove of Tony Blair’s foreign policy,” Waters told the Guardian newspaper, referring to Britain’s prime minister.