22.06.2011 20.Siwan, 5771
Orthodox reggae rocker Matisyahu returns to Israel this week for two shows, in Tel Aviv and in Jerusalem, with fellow hipsters Hadag Nahash.
Don’t be surprised if the next Matisyahu album has a decidedly Israeli bent to it.
The American hassidic reggae rocker recently spent time here recording songs with such eclectic collaborators as the klezmermeets-techno stew of Balkan Beat Box, the African Jewish roots music of Yemen Blues and street hip hop of Shyne, the infamous US rapper who’s relocated to Israel.
“We got some great stuff, it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had – unbelievable,” said a slightly bleary Matisyahu, speaking on the phone last week from his New York home where he had just woken up from a nap….