PLEASE NOTE: ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE, BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, BEGINNING AT 8:00 PM.
Shye Ben Tzur & Rajasthan Express
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9pm
The Mod Club Theatre, 722 College St.
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
One of the most talked-about artists at the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival, Israel’s Shye Ben Tzur returns to Toronto as part of a coast-to-coast North American summer tour. Having studied Indian classical music for over a decade, and immersed himself in Muslim Qawwali music, Shye Ben Tzur has fashioned a wholly unique fusion of Hebrew and Middle Eastern musical influences with those of the Indian sub-continent. Working with a cross-cultural ensemble of Rajasthani-Indian and Israeli musicians, his music transcends the seemingly quirky juxtapositions of devotional Qawwali music with Hebrew poetry, Indian classical vocals with spanish guitar, funky bass with pulsating tabla. This not-to-be-missed event will be one of Toronto’s top summer’s concerts, featuring a colourful ensemble, deep grooves and soulful improvisation in an awe-inspiring show that will resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Watch Shye Ben Tzur on YouTube:
Shoshan (music video)
Dawn (music video)
Facebook Event Page for Shye Ben Tzur at Mod Club
Presented in association with the Consulate General of Israel in Toronto
Community Partners: Annex Shul, Congregation Bina, Hillel of Greater Toronto, Koffler Centre of the Arts, mybindi.com, Size Doesn’t Matter, Small World Music, The House, UJA’s Community Connect