Asaf Avidan, probably the most interesting internationally recognized Israeli voice in the last few years years, recently came back to his hometown – Jerusalem – to give a concert in one of Jerusalem’s most beautiful locations – the Tower of David (Migdal David). Naturally, since I was visiting Israel at the time, I had to go see.
Watch some of my video captures here :
If you’re looking for a more sound recording of this talent, I recommend this next acoustic one performed in one of the Israeli radio stations (jump to 1:30 to skip the short Hebrew interview) :
So who is this guy? Wikipedia has a bit :
Asaf Avidan is an Israeli folk rock musician known for his breakthrough debut album, "The Reckoning", which was created with a group of backup musicians under the name "Asaf Avidan and the Mojos". The album’s reviews were mostly positive, with Avidan earning a nomination for Best Israeli Artist at the upcoming MTV Europe Awards.
In 2008, Asaf Avidan performed as the opening act on a Morrissey concert in Tel Aviv. Later that year, he also opened up for the Gutter Twins on their show in Israel.
Avidan played at a tribute benefit to The Who at Carnegie Hall on March 2, 2010, a line-up which included Living Colour, Bobby McFerrin, Robyn Hitchcock, Matt Nathanson, Kaki King, Sondre Lerche, Postelles, The Gaslight Anthem among others.
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Here are some photos from the performance.