Yossi Fine is a world-renowned Israeli bass player and Grammy-nominated producer. He has produced, recorded and played with such artists as David Bowie and Lou Reed. Yossi has produced over 40 albums around the world, 20 of which became Gold or Multi-Platinum. Yossi is the subject of the film Mandala Beats: Crossing Borders Through Music. www.yossifinemusic.com
Ben Aylon is defined as a boarder-breaking drummer and percussionist, best known for his unique “New-African Drumming” style and cutting edge hybrid drumming techniques. Inspired by the deep Senegalese Wolof drumming, Ben creates explosive-burning rhythms with a sound of an entire tribe of drummers. www.benaylon.com
Music from the Blue Desert
Yossi Fine and Ben Aylon
From the hills of Jerusalem to the dunes of the Sahara, Yossi Fine & Ben Aylon—the Middle Eastern music pioneers—bring us hypnotic melodies, burning rhythms and endless virtuosity to carry us into the deep dunes and oasis of the Blue Desert. It’s Dabke music with a fresh mix of Dub, Gnawa and Trance, transcending musical borders and ethnic barriers, and bringing all people together on the dance floor. This is the new exotic sound of Jerusalem!
With Micah Dubinsky, keyboards.
$25 in advance
$30 at the door
1585 Dundas St W
Presented in partnership with
The Jerusalem Foundation nurtures the talents of artists and musicians who come from Jerusalem, a city that has inspired creativity for centuries. The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada takes pride in bringing these talented people to communities throughout Canada.