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Garden City Movement perform at Monsoon Music Festival Print E-mail

Top-notch electronic music band Garden City Movement (GCM) performed at the Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 12 November as part of an international lineup of musicians.

Formed in 2014, GCM is an indie pop band based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The members are Roi Avital (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Joe Joe Saar (guitar, sampler, keyboards) and Johnny Sharoni (vocals, sampler, percussion). With a versatile range of performing genres, GCM brings together contemporary and traditional musical influences.

Now in its third year, the three-day Monsoon Music Festival has gradually become the ultimate icon of the city of Hanoi, representing the modern and sophisticated young generations. It features established and up-and-coming performers, both local and international, across a variety of genres.

(Issue Dec 2017/Jan 2018)

Choreographer Roni Chadash showcased at Unfolding Kafka Festival 2017 E-mail

Israeli dancer and choreographer Roni Chadash performed her solo dance piece Goofy at the Unfolding Kafka Festival 2017 Thailand in November.

The festival is a biennial event that showcases outstanding artistic trends in the field of contemporary art in Thailand. The organisers invite both local and international artists to participate. This year’s event took place in Bangkok (3-22 November) and Chiang Mai (24- 25 November), and Chadash performed in both cities.

“To the woman he said...and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.” Genesis 3:16. “A pointless attempt of understanding when I lost my innocence and how my amorphous body transformed into the known and common creature called a woman.” Roni Chadash.

Chadash, 26, was born and raised in Israel, where she received her education in dance. She started her path as a professional dancer at the Vertigo International Workshop, and later worked at the Gaaton Workshop for professional dancers. After finishing her studies she moved to Tel Aviv, where she started working with several Israeli choreographers, including Maya Brinner, Odelya Kuperberg, Sally Ann-Friedland and Inbal Oshman.

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8th Hullegeb Israeli-Ethiopian Arts Festival delights audiences E-mail

The eighth annual Hullegeb Israeli-Ethiopian Arts Festival started on 6 December and will run until 28 December.

This unique festival presents multifaceted traditional Ethiopian culture in the fields of music, theatre and dance, and provides an encounter
with Israeli culture and the fascinating links forged through collaboration between artists of the Ethiopian community and other Israeli artists.

The gala opening performance of the 2017 festival featured Getish Mamo, one of the most popular vocal artists in Ethiopia today, accompanied by the Israeli-Ethiopian Tesafe ensemble. Mamo has composed over 300 songs for a variety of Ethiopian vocalists, and his performances generally include songs from the Golden Age of Ethiopian music (the 60s and 70s, prior to the coup by the military junta) in new arrangements combining traditional Ethiopian instruments with modern Western ones.

Once again this year, the programme offers a rich variety of performances displaying the cultural wealth and inspiring beauty of Ethiopian arts, both traditional and contemporary. The programme’s closing performance will bring together three virtuosos, Abate Barihun, Yair Dalal and Yossi Fein, who will perform their songs in surprising new arrangements; a special evening with Tezeta, the first Israeli-Ethiopian music ensemble of its kind; performances by hip-hop-rap duo Strong Black Coffee; singer Aveva Dese and her band Ground Heights; a dance performance by the Beta Troupe; standup comedy, and a new original production by the Hullegeb Theater Ensemble.

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