Asaf Avidan & the Mojos, one of the more interesting Israeli musicians in the last year or so, have taken part in the Midi Festival 2010 in China. Here’s my translation of Mako.co.il :
[…] In the last couple of days, Avidan and the Mojos performed in two music festivals in front of thousands. During May 1st, “Worker day” in China, the band performed with Zebra Festival in Cheng-Du in Sichuan in front of 7000 enthusiastics. […] Sunday, yesterday, 2nd of May, Avidan and Mojos performed in “Midi Festival” the biggest music event in China, where they were warmly received by 15 thousand people. […]
More, here’s from China.org.cn :
Organized by the Beijing Midi School of Music, the Midi festival has been 10 years in the running, albeit with a few bumps along the way (last minute cancellations, changes of venue, international acts with visa troubles). The festival’s 10th anniversary is so far proceeding full steam ahead: With four stages over four days, Midi will feature rock, folk, hip-hop and DJs. Notable Chinese acts include punk giants Brain Failure, scream quartet Subs and Inner Mongolians Hanggai.
Despite Midi’s 20 overseas acts, the bill falls short of previous years, bringing in lesser knowns such as punk quartet Mike TV (UK), Asaf Avidan & the Mojos (Israel) and hardcore outfit Nine Eleven (FR).
If you haven’t heard of Asaf and the Mojos (with their slight Tracy Chapman traces, IMHO), you might wanna check out these following videos :
There are also some videos of the performance in China. See Asaf rock…
Like’em? go see them live.
BTW – It seems as though Israeli musicians are even trying to target the Chinese market. Watch this video about Roni Superstar’s China venture in this Channel 2 news video :