Pictures are worth a thousand words… so here’s a short video by 2 foreigners about the Israeli music scene:
Top global music bloggers, including some smaller ones that have a large impact:
|Blog||unique monthly readers|
|MTV Iggy||won’t expose the number but have 1,000,000 FB fans|
|This Is Fake DIY||700,000|
|Feel My Bicep||120,000|
|The Burning Ear||50,000|
We introduced them to some amazing bands, singers and people behind the scenes of the Indie-rock music world, including: Friday night dinner at Nir & Ilana Brand‘s beautiful home in the Carmel Market, together with Kobi Farhi the lead singer of the heavy metal band Orphaned Land and Mira Awad, who took the darbuka and sang some beautiful songs for us in the living room!
On Saturday, we were hosted by the Merage Foundation who brought 3 up-and-coming musicians who took us to the Negev Desert, with their guitars for an unplugged session!
We were lucky enough to meet the crews of Monocrave, Audiomontage and Anova Music who organized some great showcases (the latter also organized a cool mingling even for us!) – we got to see Acollective, Geva Alon, Ninet, Marsh Dondurma, Shmemel, The Apples, Boom Pam, Izabo, Kitzu, Rockfour, Electra & Eatliz. We had a tailor made home show by Oren Barzilay and even sneaked into a few concerts: Useless Id, Tiny Fingers and Mashina & Infected Mushrooms!
We were also hosted by Yossi Fine & Khalas – the Arab Rock Orchestra, Karolina & The Balkan Beat Box while they were each rehearsing and got to visit Idan Raichel, Achinoam Nini and Kutiman in their own private homes!
Had the honor of spending time with some cool Israel buddies: eating a meal with Liron Teeni (who also interviewed then live on radio), lunch on the Tel Aviv seaport with Quami de la Fox and Nadav Ravid, dinner/dancing with Ivri Lider and TYP.
These are the 5 bloggers who attended the tour and a sampling of their posts. For all of the posts generated by this tour, click on the Posts page.
Rebecca Schiller, NME.com posted:
and more to come…
Samantha Edussuriya, MTV Iggy posted:
- Boycotts and Baklava: DIY Travels to Israel
- First On: Acollective: ‘People Long For The Non-Partisan Escapism Of Music’
- First On: Kutiman: ‘Our Children Will Ask How We Did Things Before The Internet’
and more to come…
with more to come…
Throughout the tour, the bloggers were accompanied by Israel Buddies – some well-known locally and even internationally and others not well-known at all, just normal people with common points of interest.
The Israel Buddies for this tour included: