How many musical children did Bob Marley
have, anyway? After Ziggy, Steven, Julian and Damien, now Ky-Mani Marley, the
son of the late legendary reggae pioneer, will be making a journey to Tel Aviv
for a show on February 20 at the Barby Club.
The only child of Marley and
table-tennis champion Anita Belnavis, the 36- year-old Ky-Mani left Jamaica and
was raised from the age of nine in the inner city of Miami, which explains why
hip hop and rap are as much a part of his music as reggae.
album, released in 1996, was titled Like Father Like Son, and since then Marley
has enjoyed a diverse career spanning numerous styles and collaborations over
five subsequent albums.
• David Brinn ACUM honors Omer, Shapira
Omer and composer Arik Shapira have been named as 2013 recipients of Lifetime
Achievement awards by ACUM, the national organization of songwriters and
composers. Omer and Shapira will receive their awards at the organization’s 55th
awards ceremony on January 30 at the Zionist Confederation House in Tel
Omer, an Israel Prize winner, is being honored for over 50 years of
contributions to the field of children’s literature.
Shapira is being
cited for his unique contribution to the Israeli electronic music scene and
expanding the boundaries of the Israeli musical landscape.
• David Brinn Spring
of Chinese dance
Last season, Spring of Chinese Dance won a place on the Suzanne
Dellal Center’s annual roster. The event, which hosted the finest of both
contemporary and traditional Chinese dance, brought tens of talented
professionals to Israel for days filled with performances.
right around the corner, preparations have recently begun for the new edition of
Spring of Chinese Dance. The festivities will take place in late August and will
include performances by Beijing Modern Dance Company and Chengdu Nationality
Troupe Company LTD. Performances will be held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa,
Ashdod and Carmiel.
Spring of Chinese Dance will take place from February
18-24. For more information, visit www.suzannedellal.org.il.
• Ori J.
Lenkinski Your phone’s just the ticket
The Nissan Nativ Acting Studio is
offering the public the chance to catch any of its seven forthcoming
performances of Hanoch Levin’s The Hesitator in return for handing over an old
cell phone for recycling. The show run starts Thursday, with performances taking
place daily at the studio’s Herzl Street premises in Tel Aviv at 8:30
The initiative is the result of a collaboration between the acting
school and the Rebeep company which repairs and recycles used cell phones, and
sends the apparatus (or, if the phone cannot be reactivated, spare parts) to
Third World countries for use by consumers there.
The Hesitator tells the
darkly comic story of an indecisive and entirely charmless single man who spends
much of his time weighing up his marriage options, including a rotund lady, an
under-fed one and a physically deformed single woman. Faced with such – for him
– insalubrious options, our hero continues to dither and fantasize about his
physically and emotionally perfect partner. The current production is directed
by Shimon Mimran.
For tickets and more information about The Hesitator:
(03) 518-2410. • Barry Davis
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