Madboojah Project & The Incredible Rajasthan Gypsies playing live at the Barby


Two mesmerizing live shows in one night

 Madboojah Project, arguably the most popular ethno – electric band in Israel and globally acclaimed  Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajasthan Gypsies, currently in Israel on a sell out concert tour,  have teamed up to offer music fans a ‘one show only’ mega performance at the Barby Wednesday 10th November.  

Celebrating the release of their second album, Madboojah Project, enjoy a huge following both locally and abroad. They  combine styles and gain inspiration from Eastern Europe, Jamaica and Ireland & infuse phat beats to create a powerful uplifitng electronic party vibe. Couple that with Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajastani Gypsies  mesmerizing fusion of magical melodies and exotic sounds from different traditions and cultures, this event will be nothing short of spectacular.

Its a privledge to see these two amazing groups perform under the same roof, in one show. Go  join the party, go be inspired, go  let your hair down, go and enjoy an night of absolute quality entertainment.

When:  Wednesday 10th November

Where:  The Barby Tel Aviv, Kibutz Galuyot

Doors Open:  20: 00 pm  Show Starts: 21.00 pm

Cost:  Pre -Sale 100 nis          On the door: 120 nis

For Bookings OR More Information:  052- 3499 565   OR  054-4280 370

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Tel Aviv Hosts Indian Music Extravaganza


Shye Ben-Tzur & The Incredible Rajasthan Gypsies Tour Israel With Their

‘RAJASTHAN MAGICAL TOUR’

 ‘Rajasthan Magical Tour’  It’s the name on the lips of music lovers across the nation at the moment. Absolutely everyone is talking about it.  Or at least it seems that way.  No matter where I go in Tel Aviv, I hear people excitedly talking about the upcoming Oct- Nov concerts. On the bus, the train, a cafe, a yoga class, honestly, its like the buzz word in the city right now.

After a hugely successful sell out concert on their last visit to the holyland,  Israels’ music fans are beside themselves with excitement at having the opportunity once again to be mesmerised by this truly enchanting  ensemble of musical talent. 

Shye Ben-Tzur, a talented Israeli composer, producer and musician living in India, creates his music by combining traditional Sufi sounds, Rajasthani beats and Western elements.  The mix of genres, languages and beats totally captivates and entrances all who have the privledge to listen.  ‘It is a thrilling experience to attend one of these performances, its incredibly moving ‘ is one womans explanation of  her last Shye Ben-Tzur concert experience. 

Both local and global music critics enthusiastically agree without doubt, that Shye is one of the most original and exciting cross-cultural artists working today. ‘He leads the exceptional musicians from India and Israel with talent and charm, in performances that leave you spellbound, wanting more’  said one critic.

In Tel Aviv, Shye Ben-Tzur & The Incredible Rajasthan Gypsies are performing at  Zappa  on Saturday, October 30th as part of the Tel Aviv Music Festival.  doors open 9.00pm  concert starts 10pm.  

By popular demand, thankfully, there’s more than one concert in Israel this time. Performances will be held at a number of venues around the nation. And much to the delight of  local musicians,  there’s also an opportunity to attend an intimate hands-on vocal/beat workshop & encounter with Shye Ben-Tzur and the Rajasthani musicians beforeone of  the concerts.   

So do get on and book your tickets pronto, word on the street is, this is one concert you dont want to miss.

You can purchase tickets all their concerts in Israel through Mister Ticket  or by calling the venues direct.  Concert venues, dates and ticket booking information are listed below.

Tour Dates, Locations  & Booking Information

Saturday Oct 30th 

 Zappa   Tel Aviv   (standing concert)
Doors Open 21:00   Concert begins 22:00

99NIS in advance, 119NIS at entrance
03-7626666
www.zappa-club.co.il

Thursday Nov 4th 

Pitriya  Kibbutz Dan  (standing concert)
Doors open 22:00   Concert Begins 23:00

65NIS in advance (student), 70NIS in advance, 80NIS at entrance

050-7305398
www.pitriya.co.il

Saturday Nov 6th   

Berale    Lehavot Haviva Kibbutz  (standing concert)
Doors open 20:00   Concert Begins 22:00  

89NIS in advance, 109NIS at entrance

04-6369993
www.beraleberale.co.il

Tuesday Nov 9th   

Baroque  Be’er Sheva  (standing concert)
Doors Open 21:00   Concert begins 22:00

59NIS in advance (first 100tks), 69NIS in advance, 89NIS at entrance

08-6281548
www.baroque7.com

Friday Nov 12th     

 Hemdat Yamim – near Moshav Sheffer on the way to Zefat

(intimate acoustic concert at sundown in one of  most beautiful places in Israel)

Doors open 16:00   Concert Begins 17:00  
Hemdat Yamim 80NIS in advance (70NIS for students/soldiers), 90NIS at entrance

*Vocal/beat workshop & encounter with Shye Ben-Tzur and the Rajasthani musicians – unique opportunity for an intimate hands-on workshop before the concert     Meeting @ 13:00  Start 14:00

Workshop for concert ticket-holders 40NIS
Workshop alone 80NIS
04-6989423
www.hemdatyamim.com

Tickets for all concerts may also be purchased  at MisterTicket

For more Information or bookings also call  052-7782712

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Frank Sinatra..looking for fame?


 

Audition for a new musical. 

 

Star in a musical

Star in a musical

Auditions are being held for ‘1776’  The Musical

Director – Batsheva Garnett

Musical Director – Asaf Finkelstein

Casting – Rivkah Asoulin

Producer–  Yisrael Lutnick

 

Where:       Emunah – 6 Arlozorov Street  Jerusalem   No Appointment necessary

When:        7pm Reccommended Group warm up – Auditions to follow.   9.30pm last sign in.  

Come With:  16 bars of two contrasting songs (broadway musicals preferred)  Head Shot & Resume appreciated

For More Info:  www.israel-theatre.com

Realise your dreams..become the star you know you are

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Tel Aviv Hosts West African Groove Concert


Tel Aviv Get Ready To Shake Your Booty. 

 Sidiki Camara * Palm Tree Dancers * DJ Idan K

PERFORMING  LIVE FOR ONE SHOW ONLY 

This weekend Tel Avivians have an opportunity to be tantalised mesmerized and absolutely thrilled by performances of some of West Africa’s most talented artists.

Tam Tam is proudly hosting a concert by internationally acclaimed artist Sidiki Camara, one of Mali’s leading contemporary percussionists.  Also performing is the outstanding Israeli directed & choreographed Ghana Dance troupe ‘the Palm Tree Dancers’ 

Held in the very popular club Comfort 13,  the evening  promises to be an incredibly upbeat, vibrant and colourful West Africa celebration. Sidiki a master percussionist is famous for seducing the crowd with his upbeat style of Modern Manding Music and the Palm Tree Dance Troupe, a musical/dance ensemble will absolutely thrill you with their outrageously high energy performance.

 

 

In the grand finale’ of the celebration, the audience will find themselves shaking their toots with the stars as the musicians and dancers, under the direction of DJ Idan K will move down from the stage for an interactive party with the audience.  This is sure to be an amazing event’ says Joseph a long time West African music fan,  ‘the energy of an authentic west african celebration stays with you long long after the event is over’ 

Sidiki Camara & The Palm Tree Dance Theatre  (one show only)

When:  Saturday 29th Nov

Time:   8.30pm

Where:   Comfort 13   13 Comfort Street  Florentine   South Tel Aviv 

Cost:  60 NIS 

Tickets: Tam Tam   03-7511951   OR   052-8088898  Email   info@tamtam.co.il

 

What/Who is Tam Tam:   Tam Tam is the largest organization for West-African culture in Israel.  The brainchild of Pierre Chaillan, “ole hadash” from France who is the spiritual son of the most famous west-African drummer, the great master Mamady Keita.   Located in Ramat-Gan, TamTam provides drum lessons, workshops with several drumming/ dancing masters and African drum sales and repairs. The centre also organises drumming/dancing workshops in Africa as well as acting as booking agent for African bands preforming in Israel festivals, concerts and numerous national cultural events.

Sidiki Camara: Is regarded as one of the leading contemporary percussionists of Mali. He is also considered one of the founders of the modern current of Manding music.  He has traveled the world performing as featured percussionist with the National Ballet of Mali and has also performed and recorded many famous artists including Bill Frisell, Habib Koite, Mamady Keita, and the Israeli percussionist Zohar Fresco.

Palm Tree Dance Theatre:  Directed and choreographed by an Israeli, the internationally acclaimed Palm Tree Dance Theatre is a Musical/Dance/Theatre ensemble, combining African Traditional Ritual dance and music forms with modern Dub, Afrobeat, electronic, classical, world trance and various other artist collaborations.

Join the celebration.. shake that gorgeous tail feather

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Jerusalem – A perfect time to visit the old city


Jerusalem Night Spectacular Show

Jerusalem Night Spectacular Show

As an addict of Tel Aviv, getting me out of the city is usually no easy feat. There is so much going on in ‘the city that never sleeps’ that I see very little need to go further than my number 4 bus in search of adventure.

Last night however, I ventured up to Jerusalem for the evening.  Its easy to get there, the bus is less than an hour and I have to admit I had a truly wonderful time.  In fact I have quitely made this my new years resolution .. to spread my wings just that little bit further in the holyland in the year ahead.  

Our visit to the old city in Jerusalem was to watch a show being presented at the Tower Of David  called ‘The Night Spectacular’. Seeing the tower Of David lit up at night is a magnificent sight in itself, but the light show just took our breath away, it was absolutely brilliant!!

Based on the history of Jerusalem, the story is very simple with no scholarly aspect to it, but the visual display offered is breathtakingly beautiful. The talents involved in creating this spectacular show  deserves nothing less than 10 out of 10. 

Tower Of David Light Show

Tower Of David Light Show

And with Yom Kipur, the most important day in the jewish calendar just around the corner, there is no better time to take a visit to Jerusalem. The old city  is alive and bustling with both local and international folk coming to the Koitel( western wall) to pray. The atmosphere is quite divine and a real sense of humbleness fills the air.  It was a great pleasure to walk the cobbled streets of the old city, visit the markets and   absorb the unique and special atmosphere.   

Many Cafes and Restaraunts are promoting fabulous deals for evening meals.We ate at Black,  a popular hamburger restaurant with a deal of a 220gm burger and fries for 35 nis. Taxis are plentiful so getting back to the bus station for the ride home is easy.

The Night spectacular show runs until the 19th October. Tickets are 50 nis and can be ordered either by phoning 02 6265333 (english speaking)  or online at  http://towerofdavid.org.il/eng/upload/events/new.html

A highly reccommended evening out and great way to experience Jerusalem.

Gmar hatima tova

unitl next time

loving tel aviv

Moksha Project – Israel September Sunset to Sunset Outdoor Dance Festival


After the great success of last years event, Israel‘s Moksha Project will again create their ‘SUNSET TO SUNSET’ outdoor dance festival.

Held over the Rosh Hashana holiday (30/9 – 1/10) and atracting a colourful international crowd, this fabulous Israel Summer Dance Festival is one not to be missed. Known for their great party locations in some of israels most beautiful nature spots, mosksha Sunset to sunset is a wonderful way to celebrate the Jewish new year.

The line up is fantastic and with the usual sweet crowd that Mosksha events seem to attract, it should be another great festival and  the perfect way to close yet another wild and wonderful Israel Summer Season.

On the deck’s from overseas are:

Shpongle (simon posford twisted records, coast to coast Ent UK)

Simply amazing !!!

Union Jack LIVE + DJ Set (platipus records UK)

promising to have you peaking with a special ‘trip down memory lane’
HALLUCINOGEN LIVE (simon posford, twisted records, coast to coast ent UK)

The master of magic…Mr Simon Posford

Andromeda live (Dream vision media, SWEDEN)

Taking you where the smiles dont stop

Chromosome  (dream vision Media, sweden)

Andre (Andromeda) will Perform with all his band plus two additional players for the first time in Israel, definately be on the floor for this one!

Plus the supremely talented Israeli stars: 

Amotz (Peak rec.)  Punkass (Moksha family)  Zombi (Blue tunes)  Huda g (Vertikal rec.)  Triac live (Boshke beats rec.)  Ace ventura LIVE (Iboga rec.)  PTX (Noya rec.) launching new album ‘Colour for your ears’
Quantize LIVE  (Iboga rec.)  Gula-k (Moksha family) One of my favourites!!!   Voice (Moksha family) Loud (Drive rec.)

Presale start Sunday 17/8 @ 170 NIS ticket.  There is limited presale priced tkts so get in quick!! Presale ticket’s are available all over the country. Contact Moksha Project via their myspace page at www.myspace.com/mokshaproject  to get the details on the selling points near you. 

Regular 230 NIS priced tickets will go on sale after presale has sold out.

For more details on Israel, how to get here, what to do while you are here plus the full run down on Tel Aviv the city that never sleeps visit www.aguide2israel.com

Groundation Live – Playing Two Shows Tel Aviv


Groundation LIVE in Tel Aviv 17 & 18 August

Groundation LIVE Tel Aviv 17 & 18 August

Big Up to Groundation, the brilliant spiritual roots reggae band will soon arrive in Israel to play LIVE in Tel Aviv for the first time ever.

Hailing from California, Groundation will play 2 shows at The Barby Club, a favourite Tel Aviv live music venue.  

The Barby offers an intimate atmosphere where  you can get up close and personal with the artists, a pefect location to see this funky upbeat Reggae band.

Internationally renowned Groundation promises a unique sound. While roots reggae is their essence, the seemingly natural injection of jazz and dub to their sound has been well recieved by Reggae fans the world over.

With a large fan base and 5 successful albums under their belt, the band is fast becoming one of Reggae musics big stars.

Their message of spirituality and pacifism coupled with a pure and humble spirit  has seen the band gain great respect in the reggae scene,  attracting Reggae lovers of all ages.  Their latest album Upon The Bridge focusses on expressing the growing feeling amongst all on the planet, that the time to act is now. 

Groundation LIVE Tel Aviv 17th & 18th August

Groundation LIVE Tel Aviv 17th & 18th August

A message, it seems, everyone wants to hear. A growing number of music lovers from the wider musical community are coming to enjoy their performances and connect to the Reggae vibe.  A truly fantastic accomplishment since uniting all people through music has always been Reggae musics goal. 

On tour at the moment, playing France, Sweden, Holland, London, Poland and Germany, Groundation’s first Israel visit holds special significance to the band as singer and composer, Harrison Staffords parents  are  members of the Twelve Tribes of IsraelIsrael, lets give these guys a warm welcome.

The Fantastic Sound Of Groundation

Groundation LIVE

Date:     17 & 18th August.

Venue:  Barby Club   52 Kibutz Galuyot, South Tel Aviv

Doors Open:  10.00pm

Tickets:  180 nis door   discounted tickets available online at reggae.co.il  

Need a Taxi?  click here for Tel Aviv taxi numbers  

For more information On Tel Aviv or Israel visit: www.aguide2israel.com

Until next time

be healthy be happy

loving tel aviv