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

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Osho Israel ‘Passion For Meditation’ Workshop


NOV 20-22 'Passion for Meditation' workshop

NOV 20-22 Passion for Meditation workshop

 If you already meditate but yearn to go deeper in your practise or are curious about how meditation can enrich your life then this wonderful weekend workshop may be exactly what you are looking for.

Osho events are always fun, heart opening opportunities. Lovely people, warm energy great music and a gentle peaceful space to immerse oneself in the world of inner exploration.  The ‘Passion For Meditation’ workshops are held throughout the year all over Europe and Asia and are led by Shunyo a truly divine and special soul.

Sharing a weekend in the presense of this exceptional woman offers a delightful treat for the soul. Sensitive, softly spoken and filled with a humbleness I have rarely encountered, Shunyo emanates the unconditional love and joyful acceptance of life we all aspire to develop on our personal journeys.

Accompanying her and playing a heavenly mix of light playful sounds to support meditators on their journey within is Marco, an immensely talented musician who has been playing live music in Osho communes around the globe since 1979.   

Shunyo & Marco

Shunyo & Marco

Passion For Meditation weekend workshop will be held in the Om Centre at Kibutz -Bet Oren located 10 mintues from Haifa or approximately an hours drive  north of Tel Aviv.   The Om centre is a peaceful mountain hideaway offering modern facilities, comfortable accommodation, magnificent views and clean fresh mountain air. 

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PASSION FOR MEDITATION – Weekend Meditation Workshop

When:  November 20 -22    

Start:  Thurs 5pm – Sat 6pm

Where:  Beit Oren

Cost:  1350 nis  includes accommodation & meals for the 3 days

Bookings & information:  Call Kohra 052-8883040 

INFORMATION EVENING: Nov 17th 8pm No Mind Centre  (Menachem Begin Road 55 7th Floor) 40 nis

 

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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

Tel Aviv Community Meditates together for Gilad Shalit in Rabin Square 1st September


 

A special meditation is being held in Rabin Square at 8.30pm MONDAY 1st September. The meditation is in honour of Gilad Shalit, a young Israeli soldier who was kidnapped and is still being held by Hamas. Gilad turned 21 on August 28th.

communities coming together

Tel Aviv Community coming together

 

Whether you are residents of Tel Aviv or are visitors to the city,  you are sincerely invited and encouraged to join a special event being held in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv tonight MONDAY 1st September.

Gilad was a young soldier kidnapped in 2006. August 28th was Gilad’s 21st birthday and he has still not been released and returned to the safety of his family and friends. The purpose of tonights meditation is to, as a community group, focus our intention on his safe return.

What does group meditation do?   

Group meditations are a very beautiful concept.  When alot of people gather together to meditate, the energy of the group vibrates at a much higher level than usual.  When this heightened energy is focussed towards a particular cause/reason/ idea  it can often have very powerful positive results.

Group meditations are held all over the world for different causes and purposes. They are a very personal way for communities to come together and ‘pool their energy’ for a cause close to their hearts. There is a very real sense that you are ‘doing something’ about a problem that you would like to see resolved. You are in a very pure way, being part of the solution, it is a truly special experience. 

 What is a guided meditation?

Guided meditation is very  easy. You are not required to simply focus on your breath, but are instead asked to listen to the words of the meditation leader who will guide you to visualise a story, to create images in your mind to match the story they are speaking of.  Usually, the story will be the postive outcome of the cause/idea/reason everyone has gathered together. 

For example: For world peace one would perhaps visualise conflicting countries coming together and finding solutions. You may be asked to visualise leaders shaking hands on join decisions, to visualise genuine friendship, smiling faces and people signing peace documents.  You may be asked to visualise schools where the conflicting countries children are studying together and having fun in the playgrounds together and you may be asked to visualise people living side by side in harmony and so on and so on.

Young Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit

Gilad Shalit

 

 

 where:                Rabin Square  Tel Aviv

 When:                 8.30pm

 What to bring:  An open heart

 Cost:              FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Until next time

loving tel aviv

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  

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

Until next time

be healthy be happy

loving tel aviv