There’s something super cool in listening to hard pounding beats and singing guitar solos with Israeli lyrics. As I’m sitting here, writing this piece and listening to the Shalom Hanoch video below, I can’t help but smile.
Israeli rockstar Shalom Hanoch – think of him as the Israeli Mick Jagger meets the Israeli Neil Young – is coming to Minneapolis’ Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday, March 10th at 7:30 pm as a part of his U.S. tour and there’s no question that it’s a show not to be missed.
Hanoch’s music ranges from pure Rock & Roll to delicate, intimate, acoustic songs, which have always played a major roll in Israeli culture (”Maya”, “Why Should I Take it to Heart”, “Guitar & Violin”, “Dej’a- Vu”). This musician/composter/arranger/singer is so hip that his most famous concerts happen once-a-month at the hip Tel Aviv Barby Club – they START at 2am; and are sold out in advance.
So listen to Hanoch’s music – below – and then go knock knock knockin’ on the Cedar’s (online) door trying to get tix (buy ’em on the Cedar’s Website for $16 in advance, $21 at the door, with a 20% discount for kids, students, and seniors).
But… because you know TCJewfolk always has the hook up… you can try to win a pair of free tickets here before you pull out your wallet. Just answer this question (inspired actually by the movie I saw last night about another rocker, Nowhere Boy) in the comments below before Monday, March 7th at midnight.
How would YOU define Rock & Roll?
Don’t worry – there’s no right answer. We’ll be drawing the winner randomly on Tuesday early morning. In the meantime, get inspired by listening to some of Hanoch’s music below.
Shalom Hanoch’s concert at Minneapolis’ Cedar Cultural Center is being organized by some of our fav Twin Cities’ Jewish orgs – Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Israel Center, United Jewish Fund and Council, Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area and Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. Thanks to them for bringing this awesome taste of Israeli culture to our part of the world.
See you at the show!
(Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Federation)