Hip Hop Rock & Pop Israel’s newest star plays one show only

One Show Only –  “The Johnny Show”  

December 22nd – The Barby


Singer songwriter Little Johnny has caught the attention of the ‘who’s who’  in the Israeli music world BIG  time. 

Hailed by top radio station DJ’s, famous Israeli musicians and the media as  ‘a boy who’s going places’, Little Johnny’s first album ‘The Johnny Show’ is flying off the shelves in music stores around the nation. Fans of Israel’s newest star cant seem to get enough of his funky upbeat tunes.  

‘The albums a wicked mix of rock pop and hip hop’ said reuvan visiting Israel from London for Hanuka. ‘I cant wait to play it for my mates back home’  Reuvans cousin Sara,  a student at Tel Aviv university adds ‘Every ones talking about his album on Campus..he rocks.. my favourite song  is Mesi Bat Kitah (class party).. ma mush!!’

To celebrate the release of his first album ‘ The Johnny Show’  Johnny, along with Shlomi Shaban, Hadag Nahash, Adi Ulmansky, Sagol 59 , Hadara Levin-Aradi and a host of other amazingly talented  artists who worked on the album will perform a ‘one show only’ concert at the Barby on the 22nd December. 

‘Its going to be a fantastic night, really up beat’ said Avi one of the lads in the music store on disengoff street. ‘It’s rare to get so many talented musicians under one roof  for a performance..its definately a concert you want to go to’ 

Avi explains that each song on Johhny’s album was written and performed with a celebrated Israeli musician and many of them are making guest appearances to perform with Johnny at the concert. ‘It will be a very special night. The diversity of  musical styles  being represented  is outstanding, its pure quality. This is an event  that showcases a super talented young 17 year old musician, but at the same time honours the immense  ‘across the board’ talent of the nation… for us amateurs its proof that dreams can and do come true’

To get a great taster of the incredible mix of music styles that have come together to create the first album of  Israel’s newest musical wonder ‘Little Johnny’  just browse through the myspace links attached to the various artists names throughout this post..  it will help you fully appreciate the diversity and quality of the artists performing on the night.  

See you there!    

The Johnny Show – One Concert Only

Where:  The  Barby –  52 Kibutz Galuyot Street Tel Aviv

When:  22nd December 2008

Time:  22:00 (10pm)

Cost:  70 nis at door     

PRE SALE  –  50 nis  call 03-5188123  OR buy at Abudabi Humus on King George St


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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


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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Tel Aviv Monday Nights – Moksha In the City

In most citites around the globe, Monday nights are no big story. Tel Aviv, however, is a  city like no other.This place rocks and Tel Aviv’s hottest Monday night event is probably ‘Moksha  In The City’ at The Sakaya Sea Bar.
The Moksha Project have been successfully organising electronic music parties and more recently festivals for 10 years.  Usually in nature and always with a quality mix of both israel and international physcadelic trance DJ’s banging out the tunes, they attract an open minded, open hearted lively mix of party goers.
Their Monday night line  ‘Moksha In The City’ ,  is about gathering their tribe together in the city and with the hoards of party goers turning out to the event  every monday, it looks like they came up with a winning concept.
Held in a very funky open air, sea side venue called The Sakaya Sea Bar, the event attracts a fantastic crowd.
The Sakaya Sea Bar is a brilliant venue. Located near the Jaffo clock tower and a stones throw from the ocean, Sakaya is open 6 evenings a week.  It offers fantastic views of ‘Jaffo by night’  as well as breath taking views of the ‘Tel Aviv  Skyline’.  With 3 floors, regular international Dj’s pumping out the tunes and a constant sea breeze to keep you cool,  it’s definately a place to put on your must do party lists for Tel Aviv.
 ‘Moksha In The City’ is fun.  Its totally mad to experience such a high energy party going down on a monday.  Entry is free and open to 25 +   Go early ( 11pm is the best but definately before 12) if you want to avoid the huge lines and the huslte and bustle of the door guys selecting their crowd for the night.
Moksha In The City is one of those events that will stay with you.. who ever thought you could have so much fun on a MONDAY.  
Hats off to you Tel Aviv.. you are  soooo amazingly cool!!!

Steel Pulse Tickets – Live in Tel Aviv 23-24th July

Yo Israel, listen up..  Arriving in the holy land for the first time ever, is UK Grammy award winning Reggae band Steel Pulse.  

Steel Pulse

Steel Pulse

With a music career spanning more than 30 years, the deeply respected musicians and social activists  have shared the stage with icons such as Peter Tosh, Robert Palmer, Santana, Sting, Bob Dylan, INXS and Reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers and became the first Reggae band ever,  to perform during the inaugural festivities in Washington DC,  at the request of the Clinton Administration (info courtesy of Reggae.co.il )

British based Roots Reggae band, Steel Pulse  are a dynamic group of socially conscious musicians  who have committed their musical careers to bringing conscious awareness to issues of injustice and educating the masses, sharing positive messages through their spiritually uplifting music.

Promising Tel Aviv, lively upbeat performances, Steel Pulse will play 2 shows at The Barby Club in south Tel Aviv on 23 & 24th July.  They go onto to Play Hawaii and California in August. Book tickets early, quality shows like this often sell out fast! 

Lets hope they have kept a few days free while they are here, to explore and enjoy Israel.  The Jerusalem areaSafedHaifa and the Dead Sea, the north, the south and lets not forget the gems right awaiting them right here in tantalising TelAviv..  the food, the energy, the friendly vibe, the cities coastal boardwalk,  enchanting Jaffo or a simple stroll around the streets of Tel Aviv.

Even better, get your asses down to chinky beach on Friday afternoon.  Join the infamous drumming circle, get connected with the cities local musicians who perform there every Friday for free and hang out for an hour or two watching the sunset.

The coolness of these Rasta Dudes is not to be missed..

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Daedelus – LIVE in Tel Aviv for ONE Show only!

Alfred Darlington AKA Daedelus’s ever growing Israeli fan base are jumping out of their skins with excitment at the recent news that the experimental electronica musician , with a new album out on NINJA TUNE, has, for the first time, included Israel on his  UK tour.  

Flying straight in from LA, where he’s considered a musical genius in the underground electronica scene, Daedelus is playing LIVE for ONE  SHOW ONLY at The Block Club  in Tel Aviv this Friday.

According to those in the know, Tel Aviv fans are in for something special. His performance will be massive, totally blowing the minds of all who get off on unique raw independant electronica sounds.

‘Expect the Unexpected, he’s a total genius with his crazy box..definately someone you want to know about’ says the Walter & Turtle posse who are in the support line up for this Fridays ONE show only performance.

Rumoured to be a sell out show, Daedelus is supported by Digital_me (who will celebrate the release of his new album on Audio Montage), Radiotrip (Schoolmaster and Mixmonster from The Apples) and Walter & Turtle. ‘These guys are all quality musicians, sure to give big performances at the event’ says a local event promoter. 

Daedelus 2008  Live Performance Show Dates UK & USA 

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