Sephardic Music Festival’s goal is unifying people through culture and education, celebrating diversity and common ground. By way of this work, we put forth a public Jewish face to multi-cultural, inter-faith, creative, and collaborative bridge-building.

Please feel free to send all music submissions to: or Bancs/SMF: 1976 S. La Cienega Blvd # 199 Los Angeles, CA 90034

For press, sponsorship, inquiries, or to volunteer
EMAIL: with “Sephardic Fest” in the subject.


Erez Safar | Founder & CEO @Diwon

Erez Safar – a.k.a. Diwon (pronounced dee-wan) –  an LA-based creative machine and gallerist producing video, music and art that pops in a world where popular styles have been left in a state of static. Safar is the founder and CEO of Bancs Media & Studio Bancs, an award winning production company & creative art spaces with expertise in branding, music production, websites, interactive design and commercials and the co-founder of Gallery 38 a creative art space and art gallery in Los Angeles which he curates with Badir McCleary of ArtAboveReality.

Safar is also the founder of Shemspeed, an independent recording label and promotional agency devoted to producing and developing dynamic multicultural artists and interactive media and is the producer of the extremely successful annual Sephardic Music Festival in New York City and Los Angeles.

Safar has been selected by The Forward as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Jews and has been featured in countless publications and TV programs including the New York Times, BBC and CBS. His businesses have been profiled in Bloomberg Business Week, Time Magazine, and on NBC. As a producer, Safar has been dubbed a “buzzmaking beatsmith” by The DJ Booth, URB noted that “Diwon is something else…in a profound kind of way”. Safar is “producer as auteur as every track takes you through the emotional space of the artist, like Kanye or Godard.”

Through the arts and education, Safar aims to bring people together to celebrate both diversity and common ground.



Ariel Beery
Michael Dorf
Bob Goldfarb
Justin Korda
Rina Mizrahi-Varon
Brice Rosenbloom
Gilat Weiman
Daniel Weinstock

Check out Photos and Videos from the past 12 Festivals; SMF being interviewed on TV; Our two SMF Compilations; & Tons of press coverage in the NY Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal and tons more, by clicking here.