Mashina, Hadag Nahash

Rock Atzmaut - Celebrating Israel’s 65th Independence Day

Mashina

Hadag Nahash

Plus special guests, DJs and more

Thu, April 18, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Terminal 5

New York, NY

$55 advance / $65 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Mashina
Mashina
Teev Events in collaboration with Shuki Weiss Promotions and Isramerica present ‘Rock Atzmaut’, a Mega Event and Concert celebrating Israel’s 65th Independence Day with 2 of Israel’s most prominent and celebrated bands; Mashina & Hadag Nahash, together on one stage for the first time in the USA.

Mashina is an Israeli pop rock band which is considered by many to be Israel's most important and influential rock band to date. The band was formed in 1984 by singer Yuval Banai, a member of the prestigious Banai family, Israel's widely celebrated family of entertainers. Mashina’s unique sound has been influenced by many well-known Western artists although their subsequent albums combined reggae, punk rock and Middle Eastern elements, creating a sound that is very unique and very Israeli. Their first, self-titled album, Mashina, released in 1986, was an instant, overnight success, turning platinum in under 6 months. During that same year, Mashina wrapped up the final show on their national tour in front of 50,000 people in the Yarkon Park in Tel-Aviv. In 1989 the band released the album “Ladies and Gentlemen; Mashina”. The album was a colossal success, turning gold in less than 3 months and Mashina was name Band of the Year and their song “Rikud Hamechona” (“The Dance of The Machine”) was named Song of the Year. Mashina has been working, performing and touring together on and off for since the 80’s. In 2003, after a long hiatus, they decided to reunite and announced their new tour which was a huge, sold-out success. At the tour’s finale, they released a live album which hit gold status in only a few weeks. The band has also gone on several North American tours, playing at sold out stadiums in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Toronto, Washington and Los Angeles. Band members include: Avner Hodorov – Keyboards, Iggy Dayan – Drums, Michael Benson – Bass, Shlomi Bracha - Electric Guitar, Yuval Banai – Vocals. Special guest: Yael Dekelbaum

Booming out of Jerusalem in 1996, Hadag Nahash has become one the biggest and most successful bands Israel has to offer. Its music combines fresh hip hop, rock, reggae and funk sounds, and serves as a melting pot of tight grooves with Middle Eastern flavor. Their unique sound has attracted many dedicated followers, as well as vast media reception. They’ve gained momentum year after year, and today are considered the best selling artist in Israel. Their songs promote equality and civil rights, and create a soundtrack to the local struggle against racism and corruption. They’ve been rewarded for their work six times, with awards including: best band of the year, album of the year, best video of the year and best lyrics of the year. Almost every album Hadag Nahash has released has attained gold or platinum status. Israeli TV has aired documentary films about the band, its music, and its activities, several times. They have shared the stage with well-known artists such as The Black Eyed Peas and Cypress Hill, and European acts like The Streets and Leroy (Saian Supa Crew). They’ve toured Europe and the USA several times. In 2008 Hadag Nahash contributed their music to the Adam Sandler film “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan”, which exposed their unique and creative sound to a vast audience worldwide. In 2006 the band was awarded “Activist of the Year” award for its messages and activities. Hadag Nahash band members include Shaa'nan Streett – Vocals, Guy Mar - Vocals, Turntables (DJ), David (Dudush) Klems – Keyboards, Moshe "Atraf" Asraf – Drums, Yair (Yaya) Cohen Harounoff – Bass, Shlomi Alon - Saxophone, Flute, Vocals.

In addition to the live performances by both bands, the crowd at Terminal 5 will enjoy a pre-show Hebrew Music Party with DJ Moshe Bonen of Maydalleh and an Israeli-American After-Party run by Sivan Hadari of Isramerica featuring DJ Louie Mole of the famous Matza Ball Parties.
Hadag Nahash
Hadag Nahash
Booming out of Jerusalem in 1996 HADAG NAHASH, became the biggest band Israel has to offer. Hadag Nahash's unique sound combines fresh funky-Hip Hop grooves with flavors of rock, reggae and middle eastern tunes. Famous for using live instruments, Hadag Nahash' high voltage energy outburst is sure to get you going. Their unique sound attracts many dedicated followers, and a massive media reception. They've gained momentum year after year, and today are considered the best selling Hip Hop artist in Israel.

Early in their career, Hadag Nahash managed to walk the fine line between popularity and social agenda. Known for their feverish agenda, they've become moral critics of Israeli society. Their songs promote equality and civil rights, and create a soundtrack to the local struggle against racism and corruption. This unique perspective made them the center of attention, both locally and internationally. Throughout the years, Hadag Nahash members have volunteered for various social causes around Israel. They are especially known for their activity in "the one shekel festival", which is an NGO aimed at bridging cultural gaps, that was created by band member Shaanan Streett some nine years ago

Almost a decade after their debut album, Hadag Nahash's tunes still boom the radio stations in Israel. They've received recognition over and over, and were rewarded for their work six times, with awards including: best band of the year, album of the year, best video of the year and best lyricists of the year. Almost every album they've released attained gold or platinum status. Israeli TV has aired several documentary films about the band, its music, and its activities.

Hadag Nahash's success and agenda have paved their way to sharing stages with international acts such as The Black Eyed Peas and Cypress Hill, The Streets, Speech of Arrested Development, Matisyahu and Leeroy (Saian Supa Crew). They've toured the UK and the United States several times. In 2008 Hadag Nahash contributed their music to Adam Sandler's movie "You Don't Mess With The Zohan", which exposed their unique and creative sound to a vast audience worldwide. Their music was also featured on the fifth season of NCIS.

Recently Hadag Nahash released their fifth studio album titled "6″ with internationally acclaimed musical producer Yossi Fine at the helm. The album attained gold status. The song "Lo Maspik" from the album was translated to Simlish, and has been placed on the soundtrack of the ultra-successful game "The Sims 3″.
Venue Information:
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY, 10019
http://www.terminal5nyc.com/