Music Special

In line with our music theme this month, “Ma koreh?” is a special music edition. Here are some of our favorite up-and-coming Israeli musicians.

Singer Asaf Avidan
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Asaf Avidan

Thirty two-year-old Asaf Avidan just released a great, intimate solo album, Asaf Avidan – In a Box, featuring Israeli artists Rona Keinan and Shlomi Shaban. Check it out! Elisha Banai Twenty three-year-old Elisha Banai, one of the youngest stars to come out of the musical Banai family, has released a new album. He and his band, Elisha Banai Ve’Arbaim Ha’Shodedim (Elisha Banai and the 40 Thieves) released Kmo Kulam (Like Everyone Else) in February. Last summer, the band opened for Jane’s Addiction and this year they are touring all over Israel. Their hit song, “San Diego”, has received over 135,000 views on YouTube. The band of best friends is currently working on their second album, which will feature a heavier musical and lyrical style. Banai’s rock influence has carried him from being the teenage star of a band called Got no Shame to being the young front man of this up-and-coming group.

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