Opening: 20:00
Concert starts at : 21:00
Duration: 80 min., no intermission
The Israel Festival is proud to present the premiere of “Badad.” Inspired by the music and life of Zohar Argov, this journey of musical exploration unfolds in the magical atmosphere of the Tower of David. Musical Director Rea Mochiach joins forces with Ninet, whose musical breakthrough came with her captivating performance of “Sea of Tears,” Shai Tsabari, who made his mark with his vocal richness and depth, Ravid Kahlani, the prince of Yemenite groove, Chellist – Vocalist Maya Belsitzman and Avishai Cohen, one of the world’s greatest jazz trumpet players. With the participation of the Rea Mochich Orchestra, the performance moves between the abstract and the concrete, echoing the contrasts that characterized Zohar Argov and his work.
Argov’s unique spark overcame the cultural divisions that once characterized Israeli society, and which continue to be addressed in today’s public discourse. Despite the power that imbued his work and voice and his status as the undisputed local “king” of Mediterranean music, his inner experience centered on feelings of being under siege, emotionally haunted, and painfully alone. This contrast was the fuel that fed his propensity for self-destruction, while also igniting his art and transforming his songs into local classics.
* Unmarked seating | Warm clothing is recommended
* Special thanks to the Tower of David – Museum of the History of Jerusalem
Producer and Artistic Director: Chaim Shemesh | Musical Director: Rea Mochiach Performers: Ninet Tayeb, Ravid Kahalani, Shai Tsabari, and the Rea Mochiach, Ensemble Guest: Avishai Cohen, trumpet.
The Ensemble: Adam Sheflan, Gershon Waiserfirer, Hod Moshonov. Special guest: Yehuda Keisar 

Please note that a night Marathon will take place around the same time as the Badad performance at Migdal David. Due to expected traffic jams, we recommend that you leave yourself ample time to arrive.

To all guests arriving by car: roads will be open coming from the direction of French Hill/Musrara through the tunnel, or from Zahal Square, then turn right on Itzhak Kariv, one side of which the Police assures us will remain open, and park at the Karta or Akirov public parking.

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