Tue 15 October 2019 - Fri 18 October 2019 | 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
xMassada - Massada, Dead Sea, 225 NIS

Israeli Musicians | 4 days with option for camping | Massada | Succot

A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, previous lineups include The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. There are spaces to set up tents (and also lots of local hotels and hostels), but you need to get individual tickets for each event. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it!

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The desert has many seasons and unparalleled beauty, but only in one special season does it blossom and wear sounds and colors with the return of the musical celebration of the Tamar festival during the intermediate days of Sukkot!

The most famous and unique festival in Israel is one-of-a-kind musical collaborations with a backdrop of breathtaking desert scenery and unforgettable sunrise performances, rare encounters between East and West, local and international, and original musical combinations that will be talked about much after desert dust.

The festival embraces Israeli musical diversity every year and is a cultural sight. This year it is expanding with sounds overseas and for the first time bringing to Masada the international show of Suzanne Vega accompanied by the Raanana Symphonette, which is the centerpiece of an entire evening composed entirely of leading women in music. The unique experience is spread out over four days, in no less than four different sites, which will provide a variety of shows and activities at different hours of the day for the whole family.

2018 lineup:

✦ Tuesday 25.9 – Full moon lilac music
Rotem Cohen | Sarit Hadad | Avraham Tal | Yehuda Poliker
✦ Wednesday 26.9 – The Kingdom of the Desert ✦
Marina Maximilian | SUZANNE VEGA and the Raanana Symphonette | Rita
✦ Thursday 27.9 – shaking the desert
FULL TRUNK | Tuna | Itay Levi | Hatikva 6 | Berry Sakharof + Balkan Beat Box

Special sunrise performances on the Masada summit (4:00 am):

✦ Or on Tuesday 25.9 – David Broza “40 Years to be Good” hosts Rami Kleinstein
✦ Wednesday 26.9 – Idan Amedi
Light on Thursday
✦ Friday, September 28 – Yishai Ribo hosts Shai Tsabari

Free performances under the Baobab Tree at Kibbutz Ein Gedi (18:30):
Tuesday – Dana Berger
✦ 26.9 Wednesday – Erez Lev Ari
✦ 27.9 Thursday – The Atraf Band

Free performances at the ecological park at Sodom Square (19:00):
✦ 26.9 Wednesday – Barbie construction
Thursday Thursday – Yermi Kaplan



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