(photo credit: Lauren Izso)
The crack of dawn at the In D Negev camping ground is greeted by the strumming
of guitars, and people gathering beside their tents to greet the new day with
what they love most in the world: music.
The sixth In D Negev indie
musical festival, held this weekend at Kibbutz Gvulot, gave lesser-known
musicians a chance to shine under the hot desert sun, and gave fans a chance to
immerse themselves in the harmonic atmosphere.
The desert venue was
chosen specifically to unite such a culturally neglected music genre with a
similarly socially neglected natural environment.
The annual festival
allows indie music-lovers to rough it for a couple of days, while disregarding
hygiene and nutrition to focus their attention on the music and the simply
beautiful Israeli desert.
“The indie music community in Israel is not
that big, and this gives a chance to all be together in one place to celebrate
our music,” said Gilad Lautzker, who plays guitar in a band fairly new to the
indie music scene, Luiza.
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