Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dudu Tassa to tour US with iconic UK band

 

Another BDS fail: Israeli musician and grandson of Daoud al-Kuwaity Dudu Tassa have been asked to be the opening act to the British rock band Radiohead on their US tour. (But had Dudu's music not been fashionably cross-cultural and his band called 'the Tel Avivians' instead of 'The Kuwaitis', would he still have been invited?)  i 24 News reports (with thanks: Lily):

Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis, an Israeli band with Jewish and Arab performers, has been invited to join iconic British alternative rock band Radiohead on their US tour as an opening act, Radiohead announced on Twitter Tuesday.

"Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis will support Radiohead on their US headline dates, beginning in Miami on March 30th," Radiohead tweeted.

According to the group's website, Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis is a "cross-cultural joint Jewish-Arabic project from Israel which revives the music of the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers - composers of some of the most popular Iraqi songs from the early 20th century."

The Al- Kuwaiti brothers were Dudu Tassa's grandfather and great uncle, Jewish Iraqis who immigrated to Israel in the 1950s.

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The Al-Kuwaity brothers are back!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

See note on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg0ukH3K87o A moving tribute to the music of Daoud Al Kuwaiti and Saleh Al Kuwaiti, grandfather and granduncle of Israeli rock star Dudu Tassa. Daoud and Saleh were musical legends in Iraq in the 1930's, performing with [the] likes of Umm Kulthum and for the Iraqi King.

Now, Dudu is returning to his Jewish-Iraqi roots, singing (in Arabic) their song, "My heart has shattered into pieces," with his own modern twist. Sitting in the ruins of the very cafe where Daoud and Saleh would perform in Tel Aviv after they fled Iraq in the 1950's, Dudu brings new life and magic to their spirit and song.
--malca

Anonymous said...

https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-03-13/israeli-rocker-sets-modern-groove-his-iraqi-grandfather-s-arabic-music with documentary trailer
--malca