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Father of Israeli Rock Coming to Toronto

Mark your calendars. One of Israel’s top legendary musicians is arriving in Toronto this March and will be giving a one-night performance at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

Shalom Hanoch, born in Israel in 1946, is considered by many the father of Israeli rock, His work began in 1967 when he was introduced to the equally legendary musician Arik Einstein, and his career is marked by some of the most successful albums, numerous musical collaborations and several bands which he was a part of.

Hanoch also wrote for some of Israel’s cult films and even participated in the famous film “Lool” (1988), to which he wrote and performed the soundtrack to along with fellow cast members Arik Einstein and Josie Katz.

He has collaborated, wrote for or performed with numerous Israeli top musicians, among them Meir Ariel, David Broza, Shlomo Artzi, Nurit Galron, Ehud Banai, Yehudit Ravitz, Rita, Aviv Gefen, and Asaf Amdurski. He is married to the talented Dafna Armoni, whose 1986 breakthrough album he produced.

Some of his most famous hits are “Maya” (1970, written for his daughter), “Waiting for the Messiah” (1984), and “Goodbye Friend” (1997, in remembrance of the late Yitzhak Rabin who was assassinated two years before).

Tickets to the performance, on Thursday, March 16, are sold through CIJnews with a $10 coupon off regular admission if purchased by January 19, 2017. You can redeem this offer by typing in the code provided in the following link or by directly purchasing your tickets through this link (click HERE).

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