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

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

Israel Theatre with English Subtitles


English speakers can now enjoy the delights of Israel theatre

 

Tel Aviv’s  Cameri theatre has recently been installed with technology that provides simultaneous English translations of their stage productions. 

‘It is absolutely wonderful’says Bela  a long time Cameri theatre enthusiast. ‘ My son married an Australian girl and with Cameri’s new service I am now able to share Israel theatre with her.’  

Located at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Complex near the New Israeli Opera, the Municipal Library and the Tel Aviv Museum is  The Cameri, Tel Aviv’s  municipal theatre.

The Cameri boasts 5 auditoriums and offers a modern, vibrant and friendly atmosphere for theatre lovers.  The theatre’s company includes eighty of Israel’s finest actors along with celebrated directors from Israel and abroad.

For bookings call box office:  972-3-6061960 or 972-3-6060900    e-mail: booking@cameri.co.il

Cameri Theatre English Translation December Program Schedule

Day Date Time Show
Tue 9/12/08 21:00 Oh God
Sat 13/12/08 21:00 Games in the Back Yard
Tue 16/12/08 20:30 Thrill My Heart
Thu 18/12/08 20:30 The Return to Haifa
Sun 21/12/08 20:30 Fiddler on the Roof
Tue 23/12/08 20:30 Fiddler on the Roof
Sat 27/12/08 21:00 Thrill My Heart

Cameri theatre website – In English          Israel travel  guide

Cameri Theatre now offers simultaneous  english translations with its productions

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Salon Mazal -Tel Aviv’s information centre for social environmental and political change.


 

Interested in the local social-environmental perspective on israel?  Then a visit to Salon Mazal should definately be on your ‘what to see and do’ list while in Tel Aviv. 

litarature in both english and hebrew is available

salon mazal library - literature in both english and hebrew is available

Salon Mazal located at 50 salame steet tel aviv (03 6297734) is a non profit registered charity that serves as an information distribution center for social, environmental and political change.  Established in Tel Aviv in 2001 by a group of social-environmental  activists, Salon Mazal functions as a store with books & magazines in both english and hebrew, a selection of fair-trade products, a lending library, artist gallery, vegetarian bar and community center where movie screenings, lectures, workshops and meetings take place.

The centres’ atmosphere is friendly and offers a wonderful opportunity to integrate with the local activist community through their various evenings and events. Whether you just pop in for a fair trade coffee and a browse through the vast and interesting information available in english or decide to join one of their many events or even to volunteer some of your time, your visit to the centre is sure to  be a fun and interesting one.

 Salon Mazal  – Monthly Events list 

6th Oct 19:30  – Community work in south tel-aviv

In Kiryat shalom and Shapira neighborhoods lives a group of young people, working to enhance the local community and build a more sharing and cooperative way of life.

The two will talk about the experience of the group in building and developing a community and about the success and the diverse activities, about the challenges and difficulties and about the connection between living a communal and sharing way, and working for social justice.

7th Oct 19:00   –  “Globalization” by Dov Hanan

Come and meet member of Knesset, Dov Hanin, candidate for Mayor of Tel-Aviv-Yafo, who is coming to Salon Mazal  to present and tell about his book “Globalization”.  
 
Sun 19th Oct 19:30 –  Welcome Night 

There is a group gathering and members of the salon will tell you about the secrets of how the center works and invite you to take part in it. Vegan snacks! 
 

Weds 22nd Oct 19:30 – lecture/discussion on situation of  work   immigrants & their children in Israel

discussions on the future plans of israel authorities to perform a mass deportation plan. Come to give your opinion about what can be done about this situation.   
 
Thurs  23rd Oct 19:00 – How to deal with social & cultural  structuring of body images

Most of us are not happy with our body. We don’t believe that we are beautiful. Its hard for us to look in the mirror. Most of us try to do something about it – diets, body shaping, muscle work, hair removal, makeup and more.

At the workshop we will try to think together – what are the messages that society is giving us about our body? What is political about them? And how can we fight the suppression and learn how to love ourselves?    
 

Mon 27th Oct 20:00 – An evening of social & political  animation   

Screening of a number of short animation movies and “Stop Motion”, dealing with subjects like Ecology, food, organic products, alternative sex and the separation wall around the occupied territories. The screening will be accompanied by some explanations. 

Tues 28th Oct 19:30 – A meeting to join a group forming against deportation of refugees & work immigrants                                        

The authorities plan in the near future is to execute a mass operation that will lead to the deportation of thousands of refugees, many with children.  Come and meet a joint group of Israelis, refugees and work immigrants to hear and think together what we can do.  
 

Weds 29th Oct 19:30 – The struggle against house  demolition in kfar Shalem & Jaffa.                                    

A binational forum about two population groups that are struggling against the authorities and the Real Estate sharks for the right to have a roof over their heads. A meeting with a representative of the people’s council of Ajame and a representative from the citizens’ council of Kfar Shalem.  

Thurs 30th Oct 19:00 – Mini Benefit a tasty night of homemade  vegan cakes & hot  beverages.                                                               

Every participant is asked to bring 30 NIS for the costs and to help Salon Mazal  maintain itself and its activities

 

Until next time loving tel aviv

Gurdjieff Movements Workshop in Israel September


gurdjieff movements performance osho meditation centre

Gurdjieff Movements Performance - Osho Meditation Centre

Interested in developing your ability to BE more in the present moment and quieten the constant chatter going on in the mind ?  Then take a few minutes to read on, a wonderful opportunity awaits.

The delightful Jivan Sunder, a highly acclaimed Gurdjieff Movements teacher will be in Israel to lead a Gurdjieff Movements Workshop in the beautiful 4000 year old city of Acre (akko) September 12-13th 2008. The course will be in English.

During the weekend workshop, whilst learning 4-5 of these simple and immensely graceful movements,  participants have an opportunity gain insight into the strategies of their personality.  ‘Personalities are often precisely mirrored in the individuals approach to working with the movements’ says Jivan. ‘Its an interesting and very profound experience to begin to know one self from this perspective.’

‘Working together, we learn to become aware of the energy within us that motivates the movements and can then witness the energy in action.  With a greater sense of presence, feelings of harmony between body mind and emotions are created which naturally enhance ones grace.’ 

Who is Gurdjieff and What are the Movements?  (excerpts from Jivan’s website)

‘Gurdjieff Movements are the work of enlightened Armenian mystical artist and teacher, George Gurdjieff (1870-1949).

Gurdjieff created the Movements as part of his teaching system, basing them on various religious dances and rituals he saw while travelling throughout Asia.

He created each of the movements, of which there are over 150, as exercises to develop in his students what he called ‘presence of being’ – being present –  being completely aware of the present moment & not slave to the unconscious mind.

With the focus on being in the present moment, the movements, unlike most dance forms today which are a purely artistic/aesthetic experience, are more concerned with the spiritual/mystical experience, to bring about a higher state of consciousness and awareness. Hence the dance becomes a meditation’

Workshop leader Jivan

Gurdjieff Workshop Leader Jivan

Jivan teaches the Gurdjieff Movements throughout the UK and Europe and also leads Gurdjieff Movement Groups in the Osho Meditation Centre in Pune, India. 

The Indian Mystic Osho considered the Armenian mystics dance movements extremely effective  in encouraging a deep movement towards the source, towards the centre of being and towards greater consciousness.

The September workshop is a great opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a weekend, learn something new and enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of ancient Acre (akko).

Nestled on a rocky cliff, with stunning views of the north & south coasts, the sea side fishing village atmosphere of Acre‘ is delightful.  Take a morning walk through the old city , visit the markets or take a dip in the ocean, theres a few lovely beaches.  And don’t miss eating at possibly the best  hummus restaurant in the whole of Israel.  Said’s Restaurant is a much loved local favourite. Just ask a local for directions.

 

Gurdjieff Movements Workshop – Israel 2008

When: 12-13th September  (fri/sat)      Time: 10.00am – 17.30pm daily

Where:  Acre(akko) Theatre Centre, 1 Weizmann Street Acre (edge of the city, near the old Citadel)

Cost: 550 NIS (lunch not included)

Bookings/Information:  lila 0507 432939  Jivan (from 6th sept ) 0524 862125

                                           OR EMAIL Jivan jivansco@hotmail.com

What to wear:  Loose comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.

How to get there:  National Rail have regular trains to Acre. (Check for friday timetable.)

Accommodation: Is not provided. (link for budget accom details below)

Hostel Accom Link: http://www.hostelpedia.com/countries/israelhostels/akko.html

Israel Travel Iinformation: http://www.aguide2israel.com

Until next time

loving tel aviv