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Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis + Yair Dalal @ Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 20 Mar, 2014

publicity photoDudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis + Yair Dalal

Thursday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Yoshi’s San Francisco,
1330 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA

Tickets $30 advance / $32 at the door
29th JMF Festival Pass applies

Dudu Tassa is a bona fide Israeli rock star: one of the nation’s most beloved singer/songwriters and most-called guitarists-on-demand. He has released eight albums, produced numerous others, and composed for television and cinema. In this performance, he and his band sing the songs of Tassa’s grandfather and great-uncle, Saleh and Daud Al-Kuwaiti. Performing as the Al-Kuwaiti brothers, they were two of the greatest composer-musicians in Baghdad during the first half of the 20th century and acclaimed innovators of modern Iraqi music. They’re still highly esteemed in the Arab world.

Tassa saluted them in his 2011 album “Dudu Tassa and the Al Kuwaitis,” singing their songs in Arabic and Hebrew, and integrating them with Iraqi, Middle Eastern, and Israeli rock music. The album, a top seller in Israel, also features archival materials from the Kuwaitis and singer Faiza Rushdie as well as contributions by contemporary oud master Yair Dalal. Dalal will join Tassa and his band – featuring qanun (Middle Eastern zither), violin, cello, keyboards, guitars, bass and drums – on stage at Yoshi’s San Francisco as a special guest. Concert produced with generous support from the Israel Center & the Consulate General of Israel in San Francisco

Part of the 29th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/dudu-tassa

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