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Israel’s Hypnotic ‘Aleph-Bet’ Singer

Victoria Hanna chants the Hebrew alphabet to a catchy hip-hop beat

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The Jewish Monkeys Aren’t Messing Around

Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk

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Israeli Musician Ariel Zilber Denied Lifetime Achievement Award

Right-wing artist’s snub sets off a firestorm about free speech and art

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Israel’s Kurt Cobain Turned Religious Doubt and Mental Illness Into Haunting Music

Gabriel Balachsan, found dead this week at age 37, turned a troubled interior life into powerful art

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Tel Aviv’s Karma Police

When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.

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Fat Man Saves Israeli Hip-Hop

How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap

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Israeli Band Invades Britain

Tel-Aviv-based band Men of North Country has become a neo-Mod sensation in London

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Q&A: Miri Ben-Ari

The Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer talks Kanye West, Jay-Z, and serving in the IDF

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Criminal Record

Israeli singer Shmulik Kraus wrote a classic of psychedelic rock while sitting in a jail cell in the 1970s. His album deserves another listen.

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Jazz Standards

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene

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Message

The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment

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Sundown: Bibi Talks A New Talk

Plus the U.S. advertises in Israel, and more

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Bleeding Melodies

Composer Osvaldo Golijov