Vocalist and spoken-word artist Orit Tashoma will inaugurate her first album Hashefa Badalut at the festival. Tashoma, who wrote all of the songs and texts in the album, is assisted by the production talents of Eviatar Mintz and David Arbel, who join this performance, and combines elements from the realms of hip-hop, prayers of the keisim—the spiritual leaders of the Beta Israel community, and electronic music. In the album Tashoma performs Sliha ima etiopia, the song for which she became famous, which hosts saxophonist-vocalist Abatte Barihun. In that song she asks for the forgiveness of the Beta Israel community and her Israeli-Ethiopian identity for having neglected to give them a place.
Orit Tashoma, words, melodies, performance; Eviatar Mintz, musical arrangement, keyboard; David Arbel, musical arrangement, IDJ; Vered Semani, accompanying vocalist; Daniel Harlev, bass; Eitan Rodman, trumpet; Nir Kleiner, drums;
Guests: Aveva Dese, vocals, rapper A.G.—Avraham Getahon