QUEER JEWISH ELECTRONICA
Chaia (Kaia Berman Peters) is a DJ, accordionist, and vocalist. Raised in the Jewish klezmer tradition, she makes electronic music that bridges klezmer with techno and house music. Using samples from traditional klezmer tracks, Jewish liturgical music, and her own field recordings, she weaves the two traditions to create something rooted and yet new.
In 2022, Chaia founded the kleztronica rave, a celebration of queer Jewish electronic music that brings together hundreds of people from all over the country to dance together in New York City. She's performed at the Boston Festival of New Jewish Music, KlezCummington, and Yiddish New York, as well as at NYC mainstays like Transpecos, Home Sweet Home, and Market Hotel.