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March 2019 – MIKE SHINODA ✦ 25.3.19 ✦ HANGAR 11 TLV

Mon 25 March 2019 | 7:30 pm – 11:29 pm
Hangar 11 – יורדי הסירה 1, Tel Aviv, 294 NIS

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) -Post Traumatic Tour
Hangar 11, Tel Aviv

Linkin Park’s world tour around his album Post Trauma, which breaks down the crisis he experienced (along with millions of fans) with the death of Chester Bennington, the band’s lead singer.
To Israel, Shinoda arrives with the Israeli drummer Dan Mayo, who was recently crowned “the best new drummer in the world.”

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Mike Shinoda, the lead singer and founder of Linkin Park, found himself heartbroken with millions of fans around the world with the suicide of band singer Chester Bennington. He did what every artist of this magnitude does to cope. He went into the studio and poured all the grief into a new, powerful and exciting album and went out with him to meet the fans on a tour filled with optimism, relief and longing. And of course, there is also the Israeli connection.

In 2017 the world of music was shocked and grieved with the suicide of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park and Chris Cornell’s best friend who committed suicide the year before. The two close cases of the soloists who were a significant voice for an entire generation have been hard on not only close friends and family but also tens of thousands of fans around the world.

Linkin Park was known as a monster of powerful and emotional performances with intense performances, penetrating texts and a huge fan base with which it maintained a particularly close relationship. Her albums were sold in 55 million copies worldwide and was crowned the most beloved band on Facebook with more than 5.5 billion hits on YouTube, 2 Grammy Awards, 7 albums, 6 of them on top of the sales charts and countless awards and titles. The cross-sectional mix of rock, rap and electronic has made it one of the most popular and successful bands in the world. The intensity of the special voice and emotion expressed by Chester alongside Shinoda’s exact rap created a completely new genre that conquered the world. Linkin Park came to Israel in 2010 and met a loyal, warm and embracing audience that was waiting for her with excited anticipation and gave one of the unforgettable performances here in front of tens of thousands of fans in Hayarkon Park.

Shinoda is a songwriter, producer and graphic artist who is responsible for some of Linkin’s album covers. In 2005, he released a solo album under the name “Fort Minor”, which reached fourth place in the album charts for the same year. The album was already praised by Variety, Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times , NME and more.
Not just the name of his album is Post Trauma, it’s a healing process that Shinoda created from loss. The album is especially personal and is a movement towards recovery: from the over-angry song at its beginning to the optimistic ending in Watching As I Fall. Full of hope and relief, sadness and anger that is not only ready but must share with the fans who have been there all these years and miss as much as the closest.

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February 2019 – ELDJEY LIVE FULL CONCERT – FIRST TIME IN ISRAEL

Thu 21 February 2019 | 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm
HaOman 17 – Abarbanel Street 88, Tel Aviv,

ELJAY on the huge stage in Tel Aviv !!! 😎 Professional sound and light, live performance, Eljey with his sensational hits and insane energy – such a large-scale event has not been for a long time!

Eljay is a young talent in rap get-together, the one who for several years has gone from hundreds of likes under amateur video clips to millions of fans in concert halls and popular far beyond the borders of his country!

A musician without false modesty declares that from the very beginning he knew that he could “make a muzlo much better than others.” It’s difficult to argue with this statement because now Eljey is one of the most popular, interesting and sought-after performers💪😍

The new star of the Russian-speaking hip-hop is accompanied by loud scandals and no less stunning musical releases.

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The Tour from Hell

This tour was the tour from hell … for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.

I’m working on whole range of new tours, like the so called low-budget tours and the tours, which mixes several things together in a more exciting tour then currently exists, and this tour is one of them (for example, we go on concert in the evening, visit festivals, workshops, join even a work camp to dig into the ground with the archeologists, visit the sights, do a little gem-touring, etc.). We were out for 12 days, our group was 50 (originally 30) strong from all over the United States, ages were between 17 and 63, and the group arrived at the airport 13 days ago (from the date of publishing)(so I’m recovering already for three days).

Welcome to Israel from the Ben Gurion Airport
Welcome to Israel from the Ben Gurion Airport

We went to the airport in a very good mood, I had my junior guides with me (Igor and Lena or together “the Juniors”), our new bus and the driver with the nickname “the Beast” (he’s small and overly polite and never shows any emotion, so his nickname is “the Beast” and his real name is Eddie) to pickup our new group for our new mixture tours.

One thing about nicknames! I really didn’t gave them their nicknames. I’ve no nickname … except ‘the Sheik’, because of some small misunderstanding last August, where some Bedouin men on the goat market of Be’er Sheba were advising me to take ten women as wives to drink coffee with me, but nobody remembers that, thank goodness for that.

I double checked my nice, sign-board (so people know it’s us) I was holding with our names on it to welcome our group. I really don’t want to repeat that prank from the last time where the driver changed the text into “Here’s the Idiot” or something like that. The board covered our names nicely.

When the people started to stream out of the checkout I held up my board and voila! People noticed and streamed to us with smiles on their faces. I spoke before their flight with them in a conference call over the Internet and I’m happy they were in such a good mood.

Hi Sheik! How are you?!” one yelled cheekily with a big grin on his face (someone has been talking)! And soon we were almost overwhelmed with the thirty people … and some … more? We moved our group from the hall to let them drink something and have maybe a bite to eat, but I realized that the group was much larger then 30! I was already upset about the Sheik thing and now this. Maybe some people they met during their flight? The Juniors were already suspiciously grinning.

It turned out that at the last moment they found more people who wanted to join this tour, but ‘forgot’ to tell me. So, suddenly instead of 30 people, we have now 45 people! And not to forget the payments. And the reservations. And the bus! And my heart! And what’s left of my hair! And not to forget my blood pressure.

You know, I’m just 56 years old and I’m old man and it’s really in those times that I’m thinking about going on pension. Maybe a pension on an island somewhere with nobody else then my wife. Well … when my wife comes with me, then she wants her cats also to come with us. And her aquarium with those bl**dy fish too. And the kids too and they have dogs.

I suddenly realize that we have a problem. The hotel reservation with our hotel is in Jerusalem and I know that they have no additional place; they are booked full (they had place for us of course, but with 30 people, not 45). One of my Juniors grabbed my hand, which was busy to pull out my hair (not joking). While the group was amusing themselves, five more people came in to join the group (they said ‘sorry, we’re late’, carrying large boxes with toys they bought at Duty Free). That’s 50!

I called a colleague, who must find us a hotel in or near Jerusalem, who can place a group of 53 people that same day. In high season! I quickly broke the connection with the swearing colleague (he’s called ‘The Pipe’, because he smokes … guess what? Correct, large cigars).

Feeling better, I processed the extra people, gave a pep talk to the Juniors and moved the army … eh … group to the Beast (to our bus). The poor man’s face lit up when he saw us coming. When the people started to enter his bus, slowly his expression turned from happy into confused … then shocked and was trying to find me … only I was at a safe distance looking at the scene and waiting for the expected eruption of ‘the beast’ soon to be … erupting.

‘The Beast’ came out of his bus and walked straight at me. I pointed at the Juniors with my thumb and blamed them for the problem of overcrowding his new and shiny bus. Before the juniors could react and recover from the shock, I was already moving quickly into the bus to tackle the next problem. That’s called strategical thinking. I don’t remember who advised something like that, but what I do remember was the advise “… never admit you’re wrong, always blame the one next to you …”. It never works with my wife though.

So in the bus, I started to bring the problem in front of our group. They came up right before they left to Israel with an additional 20 people for the group without telling us and we have only reservations for 30 people and the hotel is booked full. There will be no chance in hell that we would find another hotel for 50 people  within a couple of hours, then maybe a beach … but no beach in Jerusalem. And not to forget the damage for the hotel if we cancel at the last moment, the money would not be returned and the tour would be more expensive for all of us.

So the group decided that they would room together for this night. Not that they cared, because it was a rowdy group, who would be visiting a pop-concert that night after dinner in the old city and I saw already several girls checking out several gents. I felt my blood pressure going up when I also saw the expression of several of the people of this group who were already grinning mischievously.

During our talk, my disgruntled Juniors were already in the bus and my driver in his place. When he started the motor, I could hear how upset he was. The bus is exactly for 53 people and we always have a golden rule to have a larger bus then we there are people in the group. Well, technically we still have (three reserve places), but it was not ideal. They will suffer during the tour.

While we were on our way to Jerusalem, I got a phone call with a swearing Pipe (the guide my age checking out hotels) and he said he moved the reservations to another hotel the days after for 52 people and claimed that I could sleep outside and hung up. Funny boy. Oof. Two things down. Now a bigger bus and that would be even perfect. So instead of chatting with ‘the Beast’ myself, I sent him a SMS. Much more manly, not? I could have sent the Juniors, but they were angry at me for some reason.

American Colony Hotel
American Colony Hotel

All went well during our trip to our hotel in Jerusalem. We only had four bathroom stops, so nothing more then normal in such situation (never happened like that, but who cares at that point). We arrived at last at the American Colony Hotel.

We all got out of our bus and we moved into our hotel, with a smiling hotel manager who was looking at us happily and welcomed us in Israel with open arms. That continued – smiling and all – until he realized that there were not 30 of us, but the whole “g&^^%^$^%$%#$%d” US army!  Suddenly he was not smiling anymore and I saw him already looking for me. The cowards of a Juniors ran already in the hotel, so I was forced to confront the manager myself.

After calming the manager down (and pay a fortune to do that), he clearly didn’t care anymore to welcome us to his hotel, he disappeared posthaste. After everyone was checked in, and disappeared into the hotel, I could sit in one of those easy sofas at last.

That evening I discovered that I forgot to check myself in. “Well, sorry, no place!” But I arranged a bigger bus (the bus was called Fat Bertha, like that super gun), the Beast was happy again. The Juniors were alright after they found out I slept on the sofa. What else? Oh yes. One woman hurt her foot during wild dancing (is the Polkas a dance?), another one discovered that she’s pregnant, one man thought he lost his way and was in the wrong hotel, while he was wandering around at the back of our hotel and we experienced yesterday evening an example what Israeli rock sounded.

The concert hall was a cafe and the rock turned out to be House Music, but that was really great and everyone danced and had fun. They didn’t want to go back to the hotel at the end, but the bouncers almost kicked us out. We took Fat Bertha and went back to our hotel, still singing and dancing.

I had pain in my head and my back was hurting because of sleeping on the sofa. The Juniors had fun and were in a good mood, the Beast was still polishing Fat Bertha and our group was in a super good mood after a great breakfast (I ate chips). At the end we moved into Fat Bertha and drove to the Jerusalem markets and shopping streets. Why? We rented off a restaurant for the day, where everyone could demonstrate that they wanted to cook and we suppose to eat what the volunteers would prepare for us. The Chef of the restaurant refused to allow us ‘barbarians‘ in his kitchen alone, so he would stand guard (in the middle of his kitchen).

I skip a couple days of the tour and move to the 5th day, the day that we go to Be’er Sheba. But one more remark about the cooking in the restaurant. It was so much fun and we ate so well that evening after loads of shopping (we went back three times to the market and it was a fortune what they bought). The group didn’t burn down his kitchen nor the restaurant! And the cook hid the large knifes for some reason.

We arrived at our usual hotel in Be’er Sheba. Be’er Sheba is a very nice place, but the choice in hotels is limited and they can’t be compared with the hotels in Eilat, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. But this Be’er Sheba hotel would do. And who was there waiting for us while we were checking in the hotel? Right, the same worried looking manager from last August, who was confronted with the fact that there were two small goats running rampage in his hotel in the middle of the night in August and one totally destroyed (or better eaten) room.

Bedouin Goat Market
Bedouin Goat Market

The manager didn’t look pleased. He asked me though if we plan to go to the goat market today. Of course we would go to the goat market and not to forget the chicken market too. And this time I arranged also a small tour on camels and we would maybe see a small auction of buying and selling camels (and we have also chicken speed running organized). I told him that, and he really didn’t look pleased. I guaranteed him that we this time inspect everyone coming in and out of the bus for hidden goats, chickens and camels. The only thing he said was that he would do the same when we would come back to the hotel.

I was happy at that time, because we would only stay one night at his hotel, before we would spent two days in the desert with carts and camels. I really didn’t look forward to meet Fred the Camel again, so I could avoid having a camel tour in Eilat.

Market in Be’er Sheba
Market in Be’er Sheba

We indeed went to the markets in Be’er Sheba (the normal one, and the goat and chicken markets). Nothing exciting happened, except that our group was very hard to keep together (50 rowdy people in a very good mood with loads of energy) with three guides (the Juniors and I). We didn’t pickup any other group, they didn’t buy any goats or chickens, nobody got upset, but there were some people who bought some strange Bedouin dresses for women for some reason. We also tried the camels. That was so much fun that others have problems climbing on camels like I usual have. But no auction of camels, otherwise I could change my Juniors for a camel or three goats maybe, damn that manager.

Bedouin Goat Market
Bedouin Goat Market

We met those same Bedouin men who were asking about my 10 women and again explained to the group that I’ve a harem and 20 children, but I got my coffee. That reminded me about ordering the evening amusement and this time we had real Bedouin musicians not such phony flop of a so called d^&&*^*%&^$%^ magician and his sexy belly dancer like back in August during the goat disaster. The Juniors were giggling! I was highly suspicious seeing that, but at that moment my attention was drawn to my camel, who was trying to bite me. All camels in the world only try to bite me and nobody else.

In the evening back to the hotel, we met the manager, who was indeed inspecting everyone (I forgot to check anyone for hidden goats, chickens and camels), but he obviously not. After that, he insisted in inspecting Fat Bertha and when The Beast finally understood what the manager wanted, they together almost tore the bus apart for their ridiculous quest for goats, chickens and camels! Honestly, who do they think we are?

That evening there was no original Bedouin music, but that belly dancer and her bl**dy so called magician who was loudly calling me “The Sheik” again. I will get my revenge on my Juniors for that!

But thank goodness, I slept wonderful (even when the Beast was snoring loudly), no goats on the rampage, but I heard in the morning that the manager couldn’t sleep all night.

Ramon Crater
Ramon Crater

The next day we visited the Ramon Crater and met our Bedouins. Guess who? My old Bedouin man and his many children and camels and … Fred the Camel. Fred the Camel was the camel only for me, according the Bedouin. Damn him and his camel. The same for the Juniors. I will cook them and feed them to Fred the camel. Never met something so smelly and with such awful sounds he makes when he sees me. Always in a bad mood too. And he bites. And tries to throw me off when I finally manage to climb on his back.

Experience Eilat's Mountains

We moved to the desert with the group on the back of the camels. I knew that the Bedouin with his many children were waiting somewhere with jeeps. They suppose to pick us up tomorrow evening for a big party with the Bedouins. That evening we finally could sleep at 3 am, after I translated again the campfire stories of the old Bedouin. Instead of his usual horror theme, he was telling about the old caravans of ancient times, who were stranded in the middle of the desert and were forced to eat their own camels … and scorpions and other insects to survive.

Experience Eilat's Mountains

I changed the story and translation somewhat (the man speaks only Arabic) and told the group that camel meat tasted just like what we all ate that evening (we ate lamb). The woman who discovered (at the beginning of the tour) that she was pregnant started to puke and the Bedouin who didn’t understand English was looking at me and pointed threatening at Fred the camel and shook slowly his head, frowning and all that jazz.

So he was telling another story about the young Bedouin woman, who fell in love with a boy her age from another tribe, while her father promised her to someone else (three times her age). He translated dutifully, but every time I wanted to make his story sound more … juicy (?), the old Bedouin man (who didn’t understand English?) was pausing and frowning at me. No fun like that.

Under the stars of the desert, it would quiet anyone, so impressive it was. The old Bedouin suddenly had deep knowledge of the stars and demonstrated it. He was trying to explain to us how you could navigate in the desert and with only the stars.

The next morning was a disaster. Fred the camel managed to bite me straight in my behind and couldn’t sit very well any more after that. According Junior, Fred’s teeth were visible for days after that. It seems to be funny for the group though.

Eilat
Eilat

When we finally arrived at our hotel in Eilat, I could find relieve there. For whatever reason, the group tipped the Bedouin man extra! Not fair. They can’t handle some teasing? Especially when everyone was calling me Sheik.

Hilton Eilat Queen Of Sheba Hotel
Hilton Eilat Queen Of Sheba Hotel

I skip the tour here to the tenth day and we are in Jericho. Until then we survived, we didn’t pick additional guests up in our group, we didn’t loose anyone, neither additional goats or any other animals, my behind was alright again and could sit (tenderly). We still were using Fat Bertha the bus and the Beast our driver was still happy. I couldn’t exchange my juniors for camels or goats, so they were still there, looking wearily at me when I could prank them back.

Tel al-Sultan near Jericho
Tel al-Sultan near Jericho

But now we arrived in Jericho and that’s a special place in Israel. Not only it’s the oldest place you can find anywhere in Israel and surroundings, but also very mysterious. There were so many cultures and civilizations arriving and disappearing in Jericho over the many thousands of years, nobody really could even count them. There are hundreds of layers of different buildings built once in Jericho and the archeologists are still counting.

The Canaan were a bunch of wild people, who believed in all kind of gods, who are now classified as demons or devils. So everyone was interested in my horror stories and that I did. So they were already in the proper mood for the Mount of Temptation!

Mount of Temptation
Mount of Temptation

Then we came to the Mount of Temptation near Jericho, where everyone was highly impressed about my strange stories. They wanted to see proof and so we did. We didn’t take the cable cars but walked and climbed the mountain.

Mount of Temptation, the mountain and the monastery
Mount of Temptation, the mountain and the monastery

Half way some people were murmuring something bad of course, until we reached the promised caves and showed them the scratches the devil once had made thousands of years ago, when Jesus was tempted by the same devil to make bread from stone. I showed them the caves of the hermits of old, who dedicated their lives to live there and to pray, never talked to anyone else anymore for more then 40 years.

Or the Hermit who became mad after seven years in a narrow cave and who received food from people from Jericho. He became too fat to exit his cave and he died there. His spirit still haunts the cave, some believe.

Mount of Temptation, inside in the monastery
Mount of Temptation, inside in the monastery

When we finally arrived at the Monastery, everyone was looking a bit sketchy, especially my two Juniors. The Monastery is amazing where you can see the personal cells of the Monks still working there. It’s still not too late to allow the Juniors to dump them there for some month or so, I was joking of course, but one Junior thought I meant it. Ha!

At day 12 we said good bye to everyone. All went well after the disasters at the beginning when suddenly our group grew from 30 till 50. Nobody bought or smuggled any goat or camel, nobody destroyed or ate a room, I got finally my revenge on my Juniors and I had one happy large group of people who felt bad that they needed to go home.

I still have my hair (mostly), I will not see Fred the camel for at least one week and I’m dead on my feet. Now I go back home to see if my wife is still there.

I also discovered that Eddie (‘The Beast’) decided to sleep in Fat Bertha his new bus when I finally came home. My wife hid my phone after that, so I could not help him out. I discovered the day after that he changed our old new bus with Fat Bertha and the bus company was not happy.

Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel

We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.


Funk Music

  1. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  2. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  3. Lucille Crew, international Groove band from Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Lucille Crew is an international Groove band from Tel Aviv influenced by Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music. Since they are local Israelis, Lucille Crew combines Mediterranean factors within their music.
  4. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  5. The Apples for your Jazz, Groove and Funk Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - If you are into the combination of Jazz, Groove and Funk, The Apples is the band you should be listening to. Started making music at 2002, The Apples currently take pride in 4 albums and an audience addicted to their special music. Having recently collaborated with Trombone player Fred Wesley, The Apples are truly a band to go check out live.

Groove Music

  1. GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY 4-7 APRIL 2019 April 2019 – GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY : 4-7 APRIL 2019 : RED SEA EILAT (2/12/2019) - Thu 4 April 2019 – Sun 7 April 2019 | 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm Eilat – Eilat, Eilat, “Ignition sequence start … 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 … All engines running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff !” The BIG BIRD is coming home! ★★★★★ GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY 4-7 APRIL 2019 RED SEA EILAT … Continue reading April 2019 – GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY : 4-7 APRIL 2019 : RED SEA EILAT
  2. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  3. MALABI TROPICAL ☆ THE CONTAINER February 2019 – MALABI TROPICAL ☆ THE CONTAINER (2/11/2019) - Malabi Tropical is a band that combines tropical and eastern-European music, Balkan melodies and Latin rhythms. With an unusual array of instruments: Accordion, Charango, Guitar, Bouzouki, Conga, Timbales and Saxophone, and a booty-shaking irresistible groove.
  4. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  5. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  6. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  7. Lucille Crew, international Groove band from Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Lucille Crew is an international Groove band from Tel Aviv influenced by Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music. Since they are local Israelis, Lucille Crew combines Mediterranean factors within their music.
  8. Shambala Festival ✯ Desert Celebration ✯ March 2019 – Shambala Festival ✯ Desert Celebration ✯ (10/31/2018) - Tue 19 March 2019 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beer Menuha – Beer Menuha, South Israel, From 250 NIS We have missed you ☺ ✿ SHAMBALA ✿ A colorful tribal gathering of Spirit ~ Love ~ Healing ~ Dance & Celebration ✿ 18-20/10/2018 Purim was incredible. We experienced something special and magical together. And … Continue reading March 2019 – Shambala Festival ✯ Desert Celebration ✯
  9. SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ (2/12/2019) - Tue 19 March 2019 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beer Menuha – Beer Menuha, South Israel, From 250 NIS We have missed you ☺ ✿ SHAMBALA ✿ A colorful tribal gathering of Spirit ~ Love ~ Healing ~ Dance & Celebration ✿ 18-20/10/2018 Purim was incredible. We experienced something special and magical together. And we received … Continue reading March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯
  10. Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 Neverland Electronic Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A massive 24-hour non-stop electronic music festival, Neverland is Groove Attack’s premier annual festival. Founded in 2011, the event is spread across three dance floors featuring top DJs from Israel and abroad. The festival is held on the banks of the Jordan River is North Israel, with camping and entrance for 23+. Groove Attack has several other festivals throughout the year, for example Aliens Attack (in May), Heatwave (in August), and the TIP Festival (at Purim).
  11. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  12. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  13. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  14. The Apples for your Jazz, Groove and Funk Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - If you are into the combination of Jazz, Groove and Funk, The Apples is the band you should be listening to. Started making music at 2002, The Apples currently take pride in 4 albums and an audience addicted to their special music. Having recently collaborated with Trombone player Fred Wesley, The Apples are truly a band to go check out live.
  15. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  16. Tiny Fingers for your Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock Music (9/5/2016) - Psychedelic, Groove, Electronica, Post­Rock… You name it­ Tiny Fingers can play it. Their energetic live performances will make you sweat even in the winter, as their madness on stage is contagious and the crowd just can’t stop moving and dancing with them. After having toured Europe and performed in New York City­ there’s just nothing stopping them from “bringing it” for many more years to come.

Hip Hop Music

House Music

  1. GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY 4-7 APRIL 2019 April 2019 – GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY : 4-7 APRIL 2019 : RED SEA EILAT (2/12/2019) - Thu 4 April 2019 – Sun 7 April 2019 | 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm Eilat – Eilat, Eilat, “Ignition sequence start … 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 … All engines running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff !” The BIG BIRD is coming home! ★★★★★ GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY 4-7 APRIL 2019 RED SEA EILAT … Continue reading April 2019 – GROUNDED FESTIVAL SPACE ODYSSEY : 4-7 APRIL 2019 : RED SEA EILAT
  2. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  3. TRIBAL WINTER FESTIVAL 2019 February 2019 – TRIBAL WINTER FESTIVAL 2019 (2/11/2019) - Prepare for a weekend filled with music, art, spirituality, meditation, connection, love, and growth. We know that everyone has different musical tastes, so we have a little something for everyone 😉 – Rock, Jam, Psychedelic, Hip-Hop, Trap, Dubstep, Trance, Techno and so much more!
  4. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  5. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  6. SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ (2/12/2019) - Tue 19 March 2019 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beer Menuha – Beer Menuha, South Israel, From 250 NIS We have missed you ☺ ✿ SHAMBALA ✿ A colorful tribal gathering of Spirit ~ Love ~ Healing ~ Dance & Celebration ✿ 18-20/10/2018 Purim was incredible. We experienced something special and magical together. And we received … Continue reading March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯
  7. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  8. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  9. Unity Rising Spirit Festival 2016 for your House, Techno & Electronic Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Get ready for 30 hours of house, techno and electronic music at Luna Gal water park on the banks of the Kinneret in Northern Israel. A new addition to the Festival scene, the Unity Rising Spirit Festival was founded in 2014 and plans to be an annual event around Rosh Hashanah time. The festival brings in over 30 top DJs from Israel and abroad, and there is space for people to pitch up tents. 21+.

Indie Music

  1. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  2. ELECTRO INDIE FEST – E.I.F #2 – WINTER 2019 February 2019 – ELECTRO INDIE FEST – E.I.F #2 – WINTER 2019 (2/11/2019) - Without limitation in the nature of the performance or in the genre in which the artist / ensemble operates while maintaining one important condition – the quality of the music and performance. This festival began to operate in Tel Aviv and later will expand in aspiration also to Haifa, Jerusalem and the capital of the Negev Beer Sheva.
  3. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  4. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  5. International Music Showcase Festival 2016 International Music Showcase Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - For eight days the International Music Showcase Festival serves as a central platform in Israel to introduce the best Israeli jazz and world music ensembles and the best rock, indie and electronic bands to the global music industry.
  6. SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ (2/12/2019) - Tue 19 March 2019 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beer Menuha – Beer Menuha, South Israel, From 250 NIS We have missed you ☺ ✿ SHAMBALA ✿ A colorful tribal gathering of Spirit ~ Love ~ Healing ~ Dance & Celebration ✿ 18-20/10/2018 Purim was incredible. We experienced something special and magical together. And we received … Continue reading March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯
  7. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  8. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.

Rapper Music

  1. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  2. ELDJEY LIVE FULL CONCERT – FIRST TIME IN ISRAEL February 2019 – ELDJEY LIVE FULL CONCERT – FIRST TIME IN ISRAEL (2/13/2019) - Eljay is a young talent in rap get-together, the one who for several years has gone from hundreds of likes under amateur video clips to millions of fans in concert halls and popular far beyond the borders of his country!
  3. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  4. InDNegev Music Festival 2016 – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. 2015’s line-up includes the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. InDNegev was founded in 2007 and is held annually around mid-October time at Mitzpe Gvulot in the Negev.
  5. MIKE SHINODA ✦ 25.3.19 ✦ HANGAR 11 TLV March 2019 – MIKE SHINODA ✦ 25.3.19 ✦ HANGAR 11 TLV (2/13/2019) - Shinoda is a songwriter, producer and graphic artist who is responsible for some of Linkin’s album covers. In 2005, he released a solo album under the name “Fort Minor”, which reached fourth place in the album charts for the same year. The album was already praised by Variety, Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times , NME and more.
  6. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  7. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.
  8. Tuna, Israeli Rapper Music – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - With his smashing new hit Gam Ze Ya’avor (This will also pass), Itay “Tuna” Zvulun is rapping about losing his girlfriend, while taking his video viewers to a trip down memory lane… This Rapper, that reminded us all why the 90’s were awesome, has been in the music industry for 15 years, but only now, at the age of 30, with his new hit, getting the spotlight he deserves.

Rock Music

  1. Clubbing in Tel Aviv (9/5/2016) - The Tel Aviv club scene is comparable to those in most European capitals. Top international (and local) DJs regularly perform in Tel Aviv, with clubs constantly vying to outdo each other with ever more extravagant parties. Be aware, Clubbing in Tel Aviv is popular, busy and exciting.
  2. Eilat’s Isrotel Theater (8/15/2016) - Eilat's Isrotel Theater is a magnificent theater that hosts performances every evening. The Isrotel Theater hosts the famous and spectacular show - WOW that combines acrobatics, dancers and artists from around the world. WOW created by the famous Israeli artist Hanoch Rosen, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city of Eilat, you simply should not miss it.
  3. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  4. Feast of Tabernacles 2016 Feast of Tabernacles 2016 – October 2016 (9/8/2016) - Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, was special in that historically, it was the holiday on which all nations pilgrimaged to Jerusalem, not just the Jewish people. For the past 33 years, thousands of Christians from around the world come to Jerusalem every fall to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.
  5. MANOWAR 2019 FINAL BATTLE TOUR February 2019 – MANOWAR 2019 FINAL BATTLE TOUR (2/13/2019) - The veteran American heavy rock band Manowar, one of the most recognized and important in the genre, has announced that it will arrive in Israel for one concert on February 25, 2019 at Hangar 11 in Tel Aviv. 
  6. VALENTINE&BLUES REBELS @ ARTHALL TLV February 2019 – VALENTINE&BLUES REBELS @ ARTHALL TLV (2/11/2019) - Legendary Blues-Rock Band The Blues Rebels That Have Performed With Some Of The Greatest Blues Stars In The World .Rocking&Romancing The Blues On Valentine At Art Hall Tlv
  7. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  8. Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016 Hamshushalayim Winter Festival 2016, December 2016 (9/8/2016) - Every weekend in December is a celebration throughout Jerusalem. People come together, from artists to tour operators, to offer visitors to the city a rich cultural experience. Enjoy the special concerts, plays, dance performances and exhibitions. Hamshushalayim, is Jerusalem’s annual winter festival. It takes place over four consecutive weekends (Thursday to Saturday) and it is sure to keep you warm this winter.
  9. International Music Showcase Festival 2016 International Music Showcase Festival 2016 – November 2016 (9/7/2016) - For eight days the International Music Showcase Festival serves as a central platform in Israel to introduce the best Israeli jazz and world music ensembles and the best rock, indie and electronic bands to the global music industry.
  10. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  11. v March 2019 – FATTAL ROCK FESTIVAL (2/12/2019) - Fattal Rock Festival 7 is underway! Thursday night: Nechi Nech hosts Carolina. Omer Adam hosts Marina Maximilian. Friday afternoon: Teapacks host Eliad Nahum. Friday night: Avraham Tal hosts Keren Peles. Rami Fortis hosts Hadag Nachash and Dudu Tessa. Saturday afternoon: Neta Barzilai. Ethnix.
  12. MIKE SHINODA ✦ 25.3.19 ✦ HANGAR 11 TLV March 2019 – MIKE SHINODA ✦ 25.3.19 ✦ HANGAR 11 TLV (2/13/2019) - Shinoda is a songwriter, producer and graphic artist who is responsible for some of Linkin’s album covers. In 2005, he released a solo album under the name “Fort Minor”, which reached fourth place in the album charts for the same year. The album was already praised by Variety, Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times , NME and more.
  13. SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯ (2/12/2019) - Tue 19 March 2019 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beer Menuha – Beer Menuha, South Israel, From 250 NIS We have missed you ☺ ✿ SHAMBALA ✿ A colorful tribal gathering of Spirit ~ Love ~ Healing ~ Dance & Celebration ✿ 18-20/10/2018 Purim was incredible. We experienced something special and magical together. And we received … Continue reading March 2019 – SHAMBALA FESTIVAL ✯ DESERT CELEBRATION ✯
  14. Mashina for your Israeli Rock Music – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Considered to be the most important and influential rock band ever, Mashina started rocking out at 1984, and broke their band 11 years later, 1995. When they announced their return, on 2003, Israeli old­school­rock lovers were ecstatic. This band of “old people” is carrying it’s tune and performing till this very day, proving to us all that age is just a number.
  15. MENASHE FOREST FESTIVAL 2019 May 2019 – MENASHE FOREST FESTIVAL 2019 (2/12/2019) - Thu 30 May 2019 – Sat 1 June 2019 | All Day xKibbutz Mishmar HaEmek – Mishmar HaEmek, Mishmar HaEmek, 290-335 Live Music | 3 days with camping | North Central Israel | May A fun 3-day festival, with live performances from over 80 top Israeli bands across all genres – the lineup has included amazing bands … Continue reading May 2019 – MENASHE FOREST FESTIVAL 2019
  16. Musrara Band Musrara Band – September 2016 (1/8/2016) - Musrara is a Jerusalemite rock band with both a social and a musical agenda. The band was founded by siblings Ofer, Bonnie (Mazar), & Roie Greenberg. They perform original music that combines love songs, protest songs, and songs about life experiences. The band is named after the iconic Jerusalem neighborhood whose residents took to the streets in the early seventies, under the leadership of the Black Panthers, and changed the social and political reality in Israel.
  17. Queen + Adam Lambert in Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Queen is coming to Israel in September with John Deacon! – but they still have all the classic songs, one of the best drummers ever (Roger Taylor), one of the best guitarists ever (Brian May of course), and flamboyant American Idol star Adam Lambert trying his hardest to impersonate Freddie Mercury.
  18. Ricky Martin in Tel Aviv! – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - One of the most famous Latino artists in the World is coming to Tel Aviv in September for a special concert at the Nokia Arena, as part of his One World Tour!
  19. Rock, Jazz and Blues in Israel (9/28/2016) - Local rock bands of variable quality perform most nights at Camelot and Ha-Bima Club, and also at Mike’s Place, which is a foreigner-friendly bar down on the seafront. Benchmark is a relative newcomer featuring live music in the bar-saturated area of Nakhalat Binyamin. For hardcore fans who are prepared to travel, Barbie mixes Israeli rock with Russian hard rock. Cafe Henrietta, Coffee House and Green Racoon, all of which are in central Tel Aviv, all feature jazz at least one night a week.
  20. Shalom Hanoch – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Considered to be the father of Israeli rock music, Shalom Hanoch was greatly influenced by the American Rock’N’Roll. In 1967 he was discovered by the late Arik Einstein and 3 years later they partnered up­ officially launching Shalom Hanoch’s music career. “Arba Tachanot” (Four Stations), was Shalom Hanoch’s latest concert, where he featured the four stations of his musical career on one stage. The concert was considered a huge success due to both Hanoch’s amazing talent and having Israeli rock stars to guest­ing with him on stage.
  21. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  22. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.
  23. Tamar Festival 2016 Tamar Festival 2016 with Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai – October 2016 (9/6/2016) - A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, 2015’s lineup includes The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!
  24. The Opera at Zappa – My Way – January 2017 (9/7/2016) - A homage to one of the greatest singers of all time who captivated audiences all over the world with his beloved songs and the music of the 50s. Night and Day, New York, New York, Strangers in the Night, September, The Lady is a Tramp
  25. The Tour from Hell (10/1/2016) - This tour was the tour from hell ... for me. For the group absolutely not, because they had loads of fun, costing me my hair of course. We are talking about a tour, which shows what Israel actually is, a mixture of culture, adventure, exploration and Israeli sights in all the major touristic centers of Israel. This article is part of the Tour Guide Diaries September 2016.

Soul Music

  1. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Entertainment in Israel (9/28/2016) - Many say that there is not enough entertainment in Israel. Is that so? Israel has its theaters, concert halls and cinematheque in Jerusalem (high culture), but in Tel Aviv are the bigger entertainment centers (popular culture). In Jerusalem they pray, in Haifa they work, in Tel Aviv they play. In this article I describe entertainment in Israel and where to find it.
  2. Funk, Groove, Indie, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music in Israel (9/28/2016) - We can find Funk, Indie, Groove, Hip Hop, House, Rapper, Rock and Soul Music everywhere in Israel, and specially in festivals all over the year. In certain selected bars, dancings, clubs in Tel Aviv there are many artists making music in these genres. In the south of Israel you can find them in festivals and regularly in hotels and nightclubs.
  3. Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2016 – September 2016 (1/7/2016) - Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
  4. Lucille Crew, international Groove band from Tel Aviv – September 2016 (1/5/2016) - Lucille Crew is an international Groove band from Tel Aviv influenced by Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music. Since they are local Israelis, Lucille Crew combines Mediterranean factors within their music.
  5. Rachelle Ferrell Rachelle Ferrell Jazz, May 2017 (9/7/2016) - One of the most dynamic creators in the current international music scene. Integrating in her enormous voice various musical genres: classical, pop, jazz and soul. This is her first performance in Israel.
  6. Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 Shaon Horef – Cultural Festival 2017 – February 2017 (9/8/2016) - Every year, for 4 weeks in February, the Shaon Horef Cultural Festival transforms the streets of Jerusalem into a lively cultural venue full of surprises as thousands of young people come together for this exciting series of cultural happenings with more then 100 free events.
  7. Sounds of the Old City 2017 – March 2017 (9/8/2016) - Sounds of the Old City is a festival of international music inspired by the Old City quarters which are a focal point of Jerusalem’s culture and tourism. It allows visitors the exposure to the musical traditions found in the Old City of Jerusalem where special melodies both ancient and modern, played on a range of instruments and ensembles, create a collage of beautiful music.