THE 9TH HULLEGEB ISRAELI-ETHIOPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL
Vocal artist and artist of the spoken word, Orit Tashoma brings her own unique recipe to the Israeli musical smorgasbord—original texts in Hebrew, spiced with Ethiopian folk music, catchy African rhythms and modern neo-soul accents. For desert, there are also rap and hip-hop segments.
Tashoma brings her audiences into the backyard of Israeli society, as she encounters it with her own sensitive eyes and ears. In the spoken word clip that she put on Youtube “Sorry, Ethiopian mother,” she touches upon her complex identity: Israeli-Ethiopian, member of the Beta Israel community, simultaneously outsider and insider. The clip went viral and turned her into the new voice of the young generation of the Ethiopian community. Tashoma is about to release her first album, which includes the already released single Tov li achshav.
Orit Tashoma, vocals, spoken word; Eviatar Mintz, arrangements, keyboard; Miguel Perez, drums; Eitan Rodman, trumpet; Daniel Harlev, bass; Nimrod Vialgos, electric guitar; Avraham Tashoma, vocal accompaniment