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MEMO Music Hall

HaChaverim Shel Shalom & Arik Live!

Hachaverim Shel Shalcom & Arik Live!

It is impossible to understand modern Israeli music without being familiar with the two enormous figures who loom largest over Israeli musical culture; Arik Einstein and Shalom Chanoch.

Arik Einstein was a national icon who created songs that are so deep within the DNA of Israeli culture that when he passed away in 2014, the streets of Tel Aviv were eerily silent for the whole day, other than the sound of Arik’s music emanating from every apartment on every street. An artist who was the voice of the first Israeli rock music, spearheaded Israeli psychedelic music, brought Acoustic Roots music to Israel, and worked with the most talented songwriters of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The young songwriter who worked so closely with Arik in those early days was Shalom Chanoch, who made the transition from popular composer with a melancholic edge, to Rock icon in his own right. Shalom headed the Israeli rock supergroup Tamuz, worked closely with Meir Ariel, and then wrote song after song that both led and reflected the times they were created in. Chanoch is still creating vital music today, and his legendary 'Where The Wild Things Are' shows at Barbie in Tel Aviv, where he performs crowd requests of any songs from his 50 year repertoire, often go until sunrise.

'HaChaverim Shel Arik & Shalom' bring their deep reverence for this most central chapter of Israeli popular music history, re-imagining these timeless classics for Yom Ha'atzmaut with rich vocal harmonies, modern grooves and instrumental sophistication. 
Featuring: Amir Paiss - vocals, guitar, percussion, Ohad Rein - vocals, guitar, percussion, Anita Lester - vocals, guitar, Simon Starr - vocals, bass, trumpet, Jonathan Skovron - vocals, guitar, violin, Adam Starr - vocals, guitar, euphonium, Scott Griffiths - vocals, keyboard, Julia Bebenek - drums, clarinet, with special guests.


MEMO Music Hall
88 Acland Street, St Kilda, Victoria 3182

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