Tag Archives: Israel

A RARE EXPERIENCE: THE TOURÉ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE RECREATES THE ‘TEL AVIV SESSION’

Israeli musician Idan Raichel shares the incredible story of jamming with Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré and uncovering a diamond. Two years ago Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel met in a rehearsal room in a south Tel Aviv … Continue reading

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WORLD BEHIND CURTAINS: YAIR YONA STEPS INTO THE LIMELIGHT

Not all songs need lyrics. On his newly released album World Behind Curtains, Israeli musician Yair Yona once again shows his talent for communicating to listeners without saying a single word. Yair Yona immediately wanted to sell his bass and … Continue reading

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REMEMBER: A CREATIVE NEW TAKE ON FINGERSTYLE GUITAR (FROM ISRAEL?)

Given that many of the seeds of American folk music traveled across the Atlantic Ocean with the country’s early European immigrants, it is not entirely out of the question then that some of the techniques and sounds that evolved over … Continue reading

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YEMEN BLUES: GOOD NEWS OUT OF ISRAEL

Ravid Kahalani, founder of the new Israeli band Yemen Blues, takes a moment out of an exhilarating year to discuss his life and music. Bombs. Gunfire. Armed checkpoints. Mainstream news headlines portray Israel as one of the most violent places … Continue reading

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