Shani Peleg‘s music is a body of contradictions. Uplifting to experience in its strength and beauty; harrowing to contemplate in the world it describes. Our world. Peleg is a dispassionate and precise observer. Writing about war, rape, or life on the streets, the imagery is concrete, poetic, and concise; a world of experiences, emotions, and associations distilled into music and lyrics. Each song is a grenade ready to detonate in your mind. In concert, she has a ready smile and generosity of spirit, drawing on an abundant repertoire of songs from both her albums: Shani Peleg (2011) and Nitukim (2016). There’s a dark edge to her voice; it has a luminescent clarity that comes from a tender place, and the power to shout out its rage, its pain, its love.
There is so much power in giving voice to the truth, and the March 8th concert at the Ozen Bar rang out with the joy that is to be found in that power. There was a sense of community in the room, a warm rapport between the performers onstage – Shani Peleg on electric guitar and vocals, Omer Brand on bass, and Shaked Klein on drums – as well as with the audience, who sang along on many of the songs. It was a happy International Women’s Day. Muperphoto was there to capture it all! In his photos, you can feel the music – Enjoy!