David R. Cohen is the former Associate Editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times. He is originally from Marietta, GA and studied Journalism at the University of Tennessee.
The Purim party masquerading as the main event of AJMF7 doesn’t stop just because the bands are done at Terminal West. Adult revelers of all ages, many from Emory University, dance the hora to the house music even after co-headliners A-WA and Jaffa Road have left the building.
The seventh annual spring festival of the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival reached the crescendo of three weekends of music with a rollicking sold out Purim concert featuring Jaffa Road and A-WA on Saturday night, March 26, at Terminal West. The night before a teen battle of the bands officially closed the festival, AJMF7 attendees young and old danced the night away to the two bands’ eclectic stylings in a true testament to the power of music. The 2016 spring festival boasted a 20 percent increase in attendance over last year.