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Young Israeli Wins Prestigious Jazz Award

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Tel Aviv native Tom Oren was granted with a prestigious prize for young jazz artists in Washington DC. The 24-year-old received the first prize award during the International Piano Competition from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which included $25,000 and a record deal. More importantly, it guarantees his immediate recognition as a promising jazz…

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Self-made Global Star Inspires Youth Movement

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A fresh and local legend, Stephane Legar is growing into an international influencer among young crowds. Born with the name Stephane Gagba, Legar is a perfect example of a global citizen. His parents are French and African, and arrived in Israel in the nineties on a mission trip when they decided to stay. Today, Legar lives…

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A Pause to Remember the Holocaust

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They gathered to sing about nothing other than life, while commemorating death. Today in Israel is Holocaust Memorial Day, where we remember the six million murders which took place only 80 years ago. Events, memorials and gatherings take place all over the country, including a special group singing event where 600 Holocaust survivors and their…

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Israel star hopes for win at Eurovision 2018

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A Middle Eastern musical act is making waves around the world. Netta Barzilai released “Toy” and is expected to represent Israel in the 2018 Eurovision competition held in Lisbon, Portugal on May 8. Since the songs release on March 8 in honor of International Women’s Day, Netta’s vibrant video has been slated as a top…

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The Spirit of the International Jaffa Jazz Festival

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“It’s not my festival. It belongs to the people.” Spoken by Amikam Kimelman, who played an instrumental role in the creation of the International Jaffa Jazz Festival, and three years down the line, is still going strong, despite its shaky beginning. As a well-known producer, saxophonist and composer, Kimelman is also a founding member of…

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