System Ali سيستم عالي/ PremiereOpening Performance - Quadrilingual Hip Hop
A special performance to celebrate the opening of the Puppet Festival:
System Ali together with the festival artists in a one-time visual/musical evening
System Ali, The only band of its kind that performs songs in Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and English-the mother tongue of its nine musicians. They can naturally synthesize hip-hop and black groove music, adding elements of Arabic, Gypsy and even jazz-rock.
The music and words draw inspiration from diverse sources such as Fairuz, Egyptian music, Biblical texts and military bands. The band touches on painful, sensitive subjects honestly and critically, alongside social activities in the streets of Jaffa and Bat Yam in search of a new voice that represents the new generation of multicultural art—fearless and groundbreaking.
In honor of the International Puppet Festival, System Ali will host the festival puppeteers in a unique, exhilarating musical experience.
Guest artists Hila Flashkes and Orit Mimrud will perform an excerpt from “Why Did the Fish Cry?”, the Train Theater.
Fiodov Makarov, Vitalo Azrin and Lusha Gavrielov of the Divai Group will perform an excerpt from “Under Construction.”
Anna Grinbend and Igor Tzinovoi will perform an excerpt from “De la Shmatte”, Hanut Theater Gallery.
Drum: Stav Lipitz
Bass: Johnathan Dayan
Vocals: Enver Setibragimov
Vocals: Muhammad Aguani
Vocals: Muhammed Mugrabi
Guitars & Vocals: Yonatan Kunda
Guitars & Vocals: Luna Abu Nassar
Accordion & Vocals: Neta Weiner
Violin & Vocals: Liba Neeman