While we continue to chop down humongous trees to place in US cities, Haifa Israel has taken a much more green approach to the holidays this year when they unveiled a 38-foot Christmas tree made entirely of recycled water bottles and plastic objets. It is made up of 5,480 bottles and illuminated by LED-certified lights. Designed by Hadas Itzcovitch and her father, the tree is meant to shine more light on pressing environmental issues. Let’s hope they recycle the whole thing when the season is over.
How would you describe your music?
like a roller coaster ride!
Who are some of the artists that have influenced the band?
Pixies, Lush, Melvins, Godflash, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Cocteu Twins and many more..
Where is your favourite place to play?
On the floor of Levontin 7 club in Tel Aviv. It’s one of the important clubs in Tel Aviv that has a very cool underground vibe. A year ago we performed on the floor instead of going on stage. We were surronded by the crowd and the energy was massive.
Does being Israeli influence the type of music you produce? how so?
As Israel, Eatliz music is very unstable, eclectic and intense. Tel Aviv, where we live, is a very vibrant and upbeat city – and Eatliz music can be described the same. The different music genres Eatliz combines can defenately be compared to the Israeli melting pot.
How is the band received internationally?
With much love and support, and many times wirh amazment that this music is coming from Israel..
We get responses from all over the world and even from countries we are not allowed to play like Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.
Recently we get more and more responses and people want us to play in Chile, colombia and Mexico. Spain is also very welcoming for us and our album will be released in 2011 by Spanish label Alone Records. We also played Primavera sound festival this year, which in one of Europe’s biggest alternative festivals and the show was amazig.
A lot of our new fans discovered us by our animation music videos that were screened at 120 film and animation festival all over the world; From China to Australia, all over Europe and the US. The animation music videos were also screened before “Avatar” at cinemas all over North America.
And of course, does size matter ? (…in regards to Israel of course)
For us as musicians, size matters, since our music is alternative and the local market is too small, but as far as the talent and creation in every aspect of art – size does not matter at all. Israel might be geographicaly small, but every inch of it is packed with great musicians,dj’s, film makers, dancers, writers and painters. In Tel Aviv it seems like every second person you meet is an artist, the music scene in very bubbeling and people create great stuff.
Critically acclaimed American actor tours Jerusalem with his wife, who purchases two wedding rings
American actor Denzel Washington arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a private visit.
Washington, the son of a Pentecostal minister, arrived to visit his good friend in the past 20 years Dr. David Davis, head of the messianic Jews’ congregation in the Carmel, Haifa. The two met in drama school in New York and acted together in a Broadway show.
According to knowledgeable sources, the Hollywood star landed in the Holy Land with his family on a private plane, stayed at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, toured the Western Wall and other holy sites in the capital, and got a taste of hummus.
His wife, actress Pauletta Washington, visited the Padani jewelry store on Mamilla Avenue and purchased two wedding rings from red gold for her and her husband, and had the couple’s initials engraved inside. She also bought additional jewelry worth NIS 50,000 (about $14,000).
The actor himself purchased wine, cigars and other gifts.
Washington, 56, has won two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes and is considered one the most popular actors in Hollywood. He has been married to Paulettea for almost 30 years and they have four children.