Singing in Hebrew, Spanish, English, and Arabic, singer/songwriter David Broza, one of Israel’s most important living artists, brings the full spectrum of his work to this amazing production with his all-star band and special guests. (I've had the honor of opening fro David, and he is the real deal.)
Israel’s iconic singer-songwriter, guitarist and UNICEF goodwill ambassador David Broza will embark on a coast-to-coast winter tour this December, celebrating 40 years since the release of his best-known song, "Yihye Tov" (Things Will Be Better). The well-known composition was written in 1977 during the Arab-Israeli peace talks between Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, and has become an anthem of the Israeli peace movement.
Joining Broza on stage is a world-class group of seasoned and rising stars: From Palestine, Berklee School of Music graduate and qanun virtuoso Ali Paris; from Israel and NYC on guitars Jonathan Levy; from Israel on piano and keyboards Shaul Eshet; from New York, also a Berklee graduate, on recorders Tali Rubinstein; from Israel on drums Yuval Lion, and also from Israel on bass guitar Uri Kleinman.
The tour follows the release of Broza's album The Set List, a collection of studio and live recordings celebrating David Broza's career as one of Israel's most important cultural figures. "Yihye Tov" is represented on The Set List with a live version recorded in 2007 at Broza's annual concert held at the totemic fortress of Masada, and features special guests Shawn Colvin and Jackson Browne.
"We need to communicate if we are not to leave it to the voices of doubters, of prejudice and hatred. You cannot allow people to think that it is just black and white. We need education if we are to learn how to create respect. It is not that I don’t see evil, bad, negativity and violence. I see it and I refuse to submit to it," Broza said recently in The Guardian (March 12, 2017).
Tour dates include The Not Exactly Xmas Show, Broza’s signature concert which he has been performing in New York City for over 20 years.
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