SAGES OFFICIAL VIDEO AND SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW!
Posted // May 26th, 2015

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MAY 26, 2015 (OAKLAND,CA) — Oakland based pop-folk artist, Mikey Pauker, this week, releases his latest music video, ‘SAGES’. Inspired by his interpretation of the story of creation and his own spiritual experience, Pauker brings together friends from the local Ecstatic Dance community in Oakland, California, to visually interpret his new single. Pauker explains, “The song calls out for humanity to be the sages, to teach, share, and be fully embodied.”  The dancers in the video are all part of what Pauker describes as a “medicine dance” which is the kind of deep prayer he experiences at Ecstatic Dance. “I go there, every week, no matter what I am feeling, and dance through it.  And when I am done, I come to some kind of clarity.”  Pauker’s video highlights the story of his own rebirth through community, dance, and connection with the Divine Mother.  As he repeats in the song, “We cry out to Mama for her lovin.”
 
Pauker’s sound has been compared to the music of Citizen Cope, Michael Franti, John Butler Trio, & Nahko and Medicine for the People.  He has shared the stage with well known names like Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, Yo La Tengo, and Local Natives.  His performance highlights include South by Southwest, Jacob’s Ladder Festival In Israel, and Burning Man.
 
‘SAGES’ is the first of a series of singles Pauker plans to release over the next six months at each new moon.  With such a strong patriarchal mythology weaving through his own religious experience, Pauker hopes to bring to light a new embodied spirituality, where the body is our temple and we worship the divine mother as our creator.

Click on the artwork to view the new music video!
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New Single and Official Video “SAGES” Out Tuesday May 26th!!!!
Posted // May 21st, 2015

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Hey there beautiful community. Wow, it sure has been a while. I have EXCITING news, after a year of transformational work, ceremony, inspiration and production I am finally releasing new music. SAGES, the first single of my new project is a new direction for me as an artist. I am grateful for the opportunity of expanding on our new relationship as an interactive community. As of now all of my music will be “Pay what You Want.” Yes you heard it correctly. I invite you to pay what your heart wants to give. I will passionately accept donations and also am very appreciative of you walking both me on this journey and listening to my new music.

On May 26th 2015 I will release Sages on BandCamp and my new music video online! You as a member of this community have become a SAGE. So when you feel inspired please hashtag #wearesages to link your conversations and posts to our intergalactic thread. Thank you for all being a part of this blessed journey. Looking forward to seeing you at one of our sacred gatherings.

Bless up!
Mikey

SoulSpark Debuts In The Wild West @ SXSW Music Festival!!!
Posted // March 13th, 2015

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There you have it. What started as a dream is now a reality. With the the help of many friends we are presenting the first Jewish Music showcase at SXSW music festival. Come join us next Tuesday for a party you will never forget. Gevalt!! It’s happening.

Back In Atlanta!!!!
Posted // January 22nd, 2015

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Hey holy brothers and sisters. I’m returning to Atlanta in February and would love to see you. I’ll be sharing a handful of new songs from my up and coming album. See you soon.
In Gratitude,
Mikey

Mikey Headlines House Of Jews Music Festival This Sunday!
Posted // October 30th, 2014

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Hey there holy brothers and sisters. Come out to the House Of Jews music festival Sunday afternoon at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, CA. Mikey Pauker and the band will be sharing a set of unforgettable music. Blesss!

Miracle Of You Featured in Jewlicious!!!!
Posted // August 8th, 2014

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Have you heard of Jewlicious festival and blog? ‘Miracle Of You,’ was just featured in the hip and savy blog. Take a look and find out about other Jewish events and festivals going on in your neighborhood.

Mikey Pauker ‘Miracle Of You’ (Official Music Video) Finally Available!
Posted // August 7th, 2014

How do you channel divine experience and Jewish mysticism to others, especially in a time of darkness and tragedy? For Mikey Pauker, one of the “Ten Stars Of New Jewish Music” in Time Magazine, the answer did not stop at yoga or Torah and Chassidic text study (which he practices daily). Instead, Pauker chose to share his spiritual love and light with the world through his message and music.

Pauker’s latest single and music video, “Miracle of You,” continues his journey of inspiring the world through the lyrics and music that he holds dear. The songs release could not have come at a better time, bringing some light and hope amidst the bombardment of dark and tragic news throughout the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Pauker says: “Over one thousand Israeli and Palestinians have died in this war in the past few weeks and with the rise of global anti-Semitism, not just in Israel, but also in France, Germany, Canada, the UK, and even America. I think releasing a video about the divinity of all people can persuade people to focus on the gift of living powerfully. I want my video to create inspiration for people to find divinity in themselves and remind them to take time for personal spiritual practice. Spiritual practice is the gateway to peace. When we come from a place of love and gratitude the possibilities are endless, our perceptions evolve and we can shift the the world around us.”

“Miracle of You” came about when Pauker’s father noticed that Mikey was inviting songwriters to collaborate and offered to co-write a song. Pauker was intrigued and curious to see what would come from that collaboration. After they had written the lyrics, he began to experiment playing it out live. A few months later, Pauker began work on his LP called “Extraordinary Love” with prolific hip-hop and rock producer, Diwon. The two were inspired by Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver, and Arcade Fire. Pauker says: “Diwon created a world of sound from folk elements and expanded on his hip-hop forte by inventing a folk/hip-hop beat. He heard Hannah Emerson on a friend’s EP, and invited her in to lay down the track; she really understands how to lay down powerful vocal tracks. Diwon continued to surprise me by inviting some other world class musicians to play on the track including of of the founding members and songwriters from Moshav, Duvid Swirsky and violin virtuoso, Peter Lee Johnson.”

Catch Mikey Pauker performing at the NewCaje Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 12th at Sinai Temple with a handful of other artist including Doug Cotler, Rabbi Joe Black, Saul Kaye, Sue Horrowitz, and Kosha Dillz. Pauker plans to take a break from touring this fall to continue production on his next album and engage in spiritual study and practice. Pauker just accepted a pulpit position as artist in residence for two weekends a month at Temple Chai In Phoenix, Arizona followed by regional tours where he will be on the road for three weekends a month. Catch Mikey’s message, music, and “Extraordinary Love” in a city near you. In the meantime, check out his new music video “Miracle of You.”

blessings,
Mikey

‘Miracle Of You’ Premieres on Jewishjournal.com
Posted // August 6th, 2014

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It’s here. My new music video for ‘Miracle of You,’ has just been released and is being featured on the JewishJournal. We have been holding onto the release of this new music video for a couple of months, and have been waiting for the best time. We are very proud and excited to be sharing this with you. Big Thanks to Director: Rob Wallace, and Timmy Lunsford for directing and editing. Also gig ups to Erez Diwon Safar and Shemspeed/Bancs Media for the release. Enjoy!

blessings and light,
Mikey

New Music Video Coming Soon
Posted // June 29th, 2014

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I will be releasing a new music video for “Miracle Of You,” in the next week. We spent time in the lush Los Angeles forest, and enjoying a day of playful fun. Please spread the news. Prepare yourself for something fresh.
bless,
-Mikey

Open Your Mouth And Just Ask: #Bringbackourboys
Posted // June 18th, 2014

Prayer is a conversation. We ask and we do receive. We just have to be open to hearing answers through the miracles of the world. Maybe a stone showing up where we thought we over looked. Or a messenger who verbally communicates what we are thinking in that exact moment. These coincidences remind us that we are in fact all connected and on a journey with spirit. Open your eyes. Listen with your heart, feel with your core.

Prayer can in fact #bringbackourboys
Through verbalizing our pain and love for the world we become mindful human beings. A simple smile or seeing the divine in another has the power to create a chain reaction to shifting the consciousness of someone across the world. One interaction with another, and another and so on. If YouTube videos can become viral, so can our intentions and prayers. I pray for a safe return for our boys and all the children in our world who are being held against their will. #onelove #bringbackourboys #faith

bless,
Mikey

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