How do you see your city? Fascinating, cosmopolitan and exciting – or disturbing and depressing? However you feel about the place you call home, there’s no denying the energy and creativity of the people – we’ve seen the emergence of a new generation of talented artists, determined to break from the stereotypes and misconceptions of the past.
In our new video ‘The Young Professionals’, we’ve tried to capture the spirit and diversity of the people who live here — people who ‘work to live’ rather than ‘live to work’. Tel Aviv is urban living at its best, a place to meet and socialize, and use new media to interact and communicate. It’s a city where individualism is celebrated — quirky and different is always welcome, with the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want.
That’s how we see our city, and we want to know how you see yours. The Young Professionals invite you to take part in a visual conversation athttp://bit.ly/yEvSeC, and share your city’s creativity with the world. All you have to do is capture a slice of life using Instagram, upload, and add the tag #ilovemycity
Tel Aviv’s most innovative act, Eatliz, will bring its spectacular visual performances and outstanding genre-crossing music to China for the first time in March, after being invited to perform at the JUE Music and Art Festival in Beijing and Shanghai. Eatliz will be the first ever Israeli act to perform at this festival, the biggest and the most well known in China.
During the band’s visit, which was supported by the Israeli Consulate in Beijing, the band will perform an “Artist Class” in several schools in the city, teaching young Chinese about the combination of music and art, where they will share their creative process, as well as experience brainstorming and disseminating their award-winning music videos around the world.
Despite the strong censorship in China, which includes blocking websites like “YouTube” and “Facebook,” Eatliz’s astounding creative vision has already been recognized with multiple awards in China, mostly due to individual internet users who discovered the band’s music and uploaded it to the Internet independently.
Eatliz has gained a reputation for their eye-popping animated music videos – for songs such as “Hey”, “Lose This Child” and “Attractive” – which have been seen by millions in 200 domestic and international film festivals, where they received dozens of awards, including the Babelgum Online Film Festival’s “Spike Lee Award”, granted by the renowned director at the New York Tribeca Film Festival, “Best Foreign Video” at the 11th Sichuan TV Festival “Gold Panda” Awards, “Best Experimental Foreign Short Film” at the China Xiamen International Animation Festival and the Special Jury Prize for TV Animation at the China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival Golden Dinosaur Awards, plus screenings before the film “Avatar” at cinemas across America. These unique music videos have earned the band a great deal of press attention worldwide, along with performances on TV shows and at major music festivals.
Due to popular demand, and also aspiring to reach all of their fans in China, Eatliz has expanded the tour beyond Beijing and Shanghai, and added more show dates in Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan and Changsha.
“China is an extremely fascinating country to us,” Eatliz’s Guy Ben Shitrit told AbbaNibi.com, “We can’t wait to see how we will be accepted there.”
For tour China Tour dates check out AbbaNibi.com
and for more about EATLIZ, check out SDM’s ONE-on-ONE with the band
American band to rock it out in Tel Aviv on July 6; fans can also see heavy metal band ‘Lamb of God’ take stage week earlier
Another band on its way to Israel : American progressive metal band “Symphony X” is expected to take the stage and rock it out on July 6 at Tel Aviv Port’s Hangar 11.
The first hundred people to purchase a ticket will only pay NIS 249 ($67), after which the price will go up.
Concert goers can also buy a two-in-one ticket for the price of NIS 450 ($121) too see both “Symphony X” and American heavy metal band “Lamb Of God,” which is set to perform onstage a week earlier.
New Jersey-based band “Symphony X”, founded in 1994, often combines classical music and metal tunes. The band has won the hearts of progressive rock fans around the world.
They will arrive in Israel following last June’s release of their eighth album, “Iconoclast,” which received raving reviews.
He had a few words to say to his fans on his Facebook FanPage :
“I just wanna take 2 minutes to thank God, my family, all my friends from The Voice, my friends and all my new fans for this experience. It was an amazing experience for me to be in The Voice and also to be in Israel, what a beautiful country and beautiful people you guys have. It was an honor to meet all the singers in the show. You guys really inspired me to keep on singing and get better and better. I only started doing music and singing 2 years ago and it’s just amazing that I had the opportunity and chance to be in this show. I just hope that I’ve inspire people and touch hearts cause this is my goal when I sing. The support and love that I got from you guys since my blind as just been amazing. Your messages really touch my heart and you guys inspired to keep on singing and you will all be in my heart whenever I’ll sing. And I want to tell you all to follow your dreams and it’s never too late to start, and once you start you never know where it will get you, I didn’t even know about The Voice coming to Israel and I know there is so much more new beautiful experiences to come. In Israel I also had the amazing chance to work with 2 amazing producers on 12 original songs coming up and I had the chance to record in professional studio my first acoustic songs coming up soon and that was one of my biggest dream. Guys I can’t thank you enough, thanks for all the love, all you kind words, all the support, thanks for taking the time to write me, thanks for being there and showing your love, I love you guys, I really do and will keep on singing with all of you in every words I’ll sing from now on ”