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Start with piyutim and paytanim, add oud, kanun, ney and kamanche, with ethnically inclined percussion instruments and Western vibes, too, and you get Elad Gabbay’s rich and eclectic new album.
“The first half of ‘Ehad’ is played on a good [well-tuned] piano. It’s sort of postromantic music – semi-Arab, semi-trippy, semi-classical, semi–Chopin, I don’t know what – sort of ambient; there’s
Hip-hop musical ‘The City’ brings an innovative style of theater to Jerusalem’s English speakers.
Sitting down with musician Yonatan Razel to discuss his new album, and how his upbringing and background contribute to his wide-ranging appeal
By BARRY DAVIS
Eclectic ethos with The Aga Babot
The hundreds who will pack the place will be grooving to spectacular renditions of some of their favorite hits by the likes of Cliff Richard, Frank Sinatra, The Temptations and Shirley Bassey.
Strauss may have begotten the country’s first Hebrew-language blues number, but his main avenue of expression is of a quintessentially universal nature.
Or how to succeed in the music business abroad without really trying.
By ORIT ARFA
The Tzlilim Bamidbar Festival at Kibbutz Sde Boker will set the stage for a unique musical confluence – between a female icon and a male ‘Kochav Nolad’ half her age.
The Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra conductor enthuses about the new season.
By SARAH HERSHENSON
A collection of black-and-white jazz prints will enliven Jaffa’s Beit Mandel
Barzilai will aim for the title on Saturday night, but the betting charts now put their money on Cyprus.
By AMY SPIRO
Israelis prefer Omer Adam to Drake and Eurovision entry 'Toy' is locally one of the most popular songs.
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