Rock

On the move

For ten years, Ehud Banai went around with a recording sample that nobody wanted to hear. In 1985, aged 32, Banai worked as a gardener and was still seeking a gateway into the Israeli music industry. Yossi Elephant was a great guitarist who dreamt of being an international rock legend, but hadn’t managed to penetrate the Tel Aviv club scene. He had a heart defect and felt that he was going to die young.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2008

Because of that war

Documentary. Hebrew with Engl. subt.
The Israeli rock musicians Yehudah Poliker and Ya'acov Gil'ad speak about their childhood experiences as children of Holocaust survivors. In this documentary, they describe their first musical approaches to this difficult and emotional topic and the making of their album "Dust and ashes".
Hebrew version

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1988

Musica Mizrakhit, Israeli Rock and National Culture in Israel

Author

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate briefly the power of thenationalistic world-view on music-making in Israel as an example of its power almost everywhere. Two major music cultures in Israel - musica mizrakhit and Israeli rock - are examined to show how the exclusion of the one produces motivation and demands for inclusion in the national culture, while the cosmopolitan nature of the other exposes it to pressures to become "national".

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1996

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