Wed 13 December 2017 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv - 21 Levontin st, Tel Aviv,

An urban weekend of music, films and art

13-15 of December

During one weekend in December, a series of cross-continent musical events and styles will take place in several venues around the city. Although they are not committed to a particular territorial continuity or genre, they combine to create a fascinating musical journey, the kind that make you dance, remind us all where the groove was born.

Africa Hotel began last year as a one-day event hosted artists from South Africa and Ethiopia, collaborations with local musicians. This year will be expanded to a full weekend!
In those days they will arrive in Israel: Tank And the Bangas (USA), Konono No 1 (Congo), Shabazz Palaces (USA)
And other events we will publish soon.

::::::Shabazz Palaces::::::

13/12 Wednesday
Barby Tel Aviv

Shabazz Palaces is an American hip hop duo from Seattle composed of Ishmael Butler a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro ( Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai “Baba” Maraire. Active since 2009, they have released four studio albums on Sub Pop.
Butler attributes the use of African percussion and jazz overtones to his family’s musical preferences.

“Anyone who volunteers to write about Shabazz Palaces is waging a battle that can’t be won. Their music is indescribable, their origin story is almost eventless, and their background is perhaps over-romanticized, and relatively irrelevant.” 5 February 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2017.


14/12 Thursday
Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv

Originating in New Orleans, Tank and The Bangas have all the qualities that relates them, to the city that birth them but a flair that separates them as well. Their performances range from being “One of the most energetic shows you’ll ever see”

The Tanks have recently won the NPR TIny Desk International Competition as the best band for 2017 from thousands of bands from around the world. Immediately after that, the tank went out on a tour that was sold out in more than 20 countries on four different continents.

::::::Konono N°1:::::::

15/12 Friday
Abraham Hostel

In Kinshasa (the capital city of Congo), one of the most fascinating bands was born, one of the few that managed to combine traditional rhythms with electronic elements. All the instruments they play are built with their own hands, with pieces and fragments found throughout the city and the local markets.

with the unbelievable sound of their electrified thumb pianos, and their wild rhythm section, Congolese band Konono N°1 have become the darlings of Western indie rock & electronic music audiences ever since the release of their first Congotronics album in 2004. They played at major rock festivals, were invited to record by Bjørk and Herbie Hancock, were awarded a Grammy, and were paid tribute by some of the best young indie musicians in the US and Europe, from CocoRosie and Animal Collective to Beck. Konono N°1 was founded back in the 1960s by Mingiedi Mawangu, who sadly passed away last year. His son Augustin has been leading the band for the last few years.