Tamar Eisenman and Rona Kenan, two of their generation’s freshest and most intriguing voices, will take the stage in America with materials spanning their respective solo careers and from an array of special projects they have been a part of throughout the years. The show is a musical journey between Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, San Francisco, New York and Odessa. Laced with virtuosic guitar playing, original poetry and ample groove, it charts an up-to-date map of the Israeli feminist rock/folk scene and its global cross-pollination effect.
Boston buy tickets
Thursday, August 8, 7:30PM
The Red Room @Cafe 939
939 Boylston St. (between Hereford St & Gloucester St)
$20 Members, Students and members of A Wider Bridge (to get the discount please type “A Wider Bridge” in the required field)
$35 at the door, space permitted
New York City buy tickets
Presented by A Wider Bridge and The JCC in Manhattan
Thursday, August 1, 7:30PM
334 Amsterdam Ave / 76th Street
Tickets: $15 advance/$25 door
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“It’s impossible to imagine something better going on in Israeli music nowadays”, reads a recent review on Rona Kenan’s 4th album Takeoffs and Landings (2011). Indeed, Kenan’s name had become synonymous in recent years with the musical revolution of her generation.
Her theme album Song for Yoel (2009) was dubbed “a masterpiece”, “a literary achievement”, “a bold and serious creation that puts Rona Kenan in the front line of heavy weight profound Israeli artists,” and “a rare and chafing artistic product.” The album was a landmark in Kenan’s career and had won the singer, songwriter, musical producer and guitarist the prestigious “Akum Award” as well as “singer of the year” title from major radio stations.
Since she was 18 years old, Rona Kenan had been collaborating with and writing songs for her country’s foremost musicians. She released four successful and critically acclaimed solo albums, composed music for various films and television shows, most notably the award-winning documentary “The Cemetery Club”, and won multiple awards.
These days Rona is touring with her band, writing for and performing with renowned Israeli musicians such as Yehudit Ravitz and Gidi Gov, and occasionally performing in Europe and in the United States.
For more info about Rona Kenan, and to hear samples of her music, click here
“Don’t let Tamar Eisenman’s diminutive stature fool you – she’s a musical heavyweight” (David Brinn / Jerusalem post). Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist, Tamar Eisenman, has established herself in her short carrier as one of Israel’s most unique voices. Tamar presents a versatile musical attitude, she sounds equally at ease with the delicate acoustic ballads as she does with energetic guitar reefs driven songs. This diversity draws the listener into wild musical experience, ranging from the doleful and moving to rocking and rattling.
Tamar is an enormous mass of energy tightly packed in a compact physique. Her modest stature stands in great contrast to her overwhelming charisma and musical force. With her unique style and groove, her breathtaking guitar playing and outstanding performance, she leaves the crowed spellbound by the end of the show.
In addition to the top venues in Israel, she has performed abroad on many stages including BAM Café (NY), National Underground (NY), Water Rats (London) , City Winery(NY), Drome (NY), Pianos (NY), , Knust Club (Hamburg), Gogol Club (Moscow), and has participated in festivals such as CMJ (USA), Sappo (Greece), and L Beach (Germany).
Tamar often enjoys collaborating and playing with and for other musicians, and had the pleasure of working alongside , Jeff Beck, I am Kloot, Kaki King, Asaf Avidan, and a long lineup of Israel’s top leading artists.
Tamar Eisenman Official Website