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HaDag Nahash, NYC, Apr 5

Price: $30.00
Tue, Apr 05, 8:00 PM
Knitting Factory
Main Performance Space
74 Leonard Street
New York City , NY 10013

HaDag Nahash means Snakefish is Hebrew. They are a popular Israeli hip hop band. Their lyrics are spoken rhythmically to the beat rather then sung. The vocals have a lot of inflection. Lots of jazzy, funky rhythms with horns, saxophones, bass guitar and record scratches. There are some political lyrics such as We’re No Suckers, Shalom Salaam Peace and Jerusalem. Songs are long and a little bit sarcastic. Jerusalem opens up with children reciting a prayer then breaks into a heavy, minor key beat. The downbeat chorus of children sing "Jerusalem here I am/Jerusalem sheh ben" It ends with middle eastern riffs. The song Shalom Salaam Peace seems to be mocking the oft-recited media catch phrases.

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