OPENING NIGHT at Yoshi's SF
8:00 pm-11:00 pm Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis
We Regret to announce that Yair Dalal will not be making an appearance for this date.
Dudu Tassa is a bona fide Israeli rock star: one of the nation’s most beloved singer/songwriters and most-called guitarists-on-demand. He has released eight albums, produced numerous others, and composed for television and cinema. In this performance, he and his band sing the songs of Tassa’s grandfather and great-uncle, Saleh and Daud Al-Kuwaiti. Performing as the Al-Kuwaiti brothers, they were two of the greatest composer-musicians in Baghdad during the first half of the 20th century and acclaimed innovators of modern Iraqi music. They’re still highly esteemed in the Arab world.
Tassa saluted them in his 2011 album “Dudu Tassa and the Al Kuwaitis,” singing their songs in Arabic and Hebrew, and integrating them with Iraqi, Middle Eastern, and Israeli rock music. The album, a top seller in Israel, also features archival materials from the Kuwaitis and singer Faiza Rushdie as well as contributions by contemporary oud master Yair Dalal. Dalal will join Tassa and his band on stage at Yoshi’s San Francisco as a special guest.
Dudu Tassa – Vocals, guitar
Nir Maimon – Bass guitar
Neta Shani Cohen – Cello
Eyal Yonati – Computer
Barak Kram – Drums
Ariel Qasus – Qanun
Concert produced with generous support from the Israel Center & the Consulate General of Israel in San Francisco
Watch live footage of Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis performing in Israel.