José Feliciano to Perform in Israel

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José Feliciano/Photo: David Bravo

World renown guitarist and singer José Feliciano will return to Israel for two concerts: performing at the International Convention Center in Haifa on September 9th, and at Heichal HaTarbut (Charles Bronfman Auditorium) in Tel Aviv on September 10, 2019. It’s an excellent opportunity to hear a truly legendary musician performing live! Considered to be the first Latin musician to crossover into the English language music mainstream, Feliciano’s music has a distinctive sound that reflects the different influences in his music: Latin, folk, rock and jazz. One of his most popular covers is of The Doors’ Light My Fire, which he infuses with a Latin inspired rhythm:

 

 

Special guest at both concerts will be Israeli singer songwriter Boaz Sharabi, known for songs such as LatetHalevaiAt Li LailaPamela, Mi Yada Shekach Yihiyeh.

Boaz Sharabi/Photo: Shlomi Pinto

José Feliciano was born in Puerto Rico in 1945, and his family moved to Spanish Harlem in New York City when he was five years old. Born blind due to congenital glaucoma, music was part of his life from an early age, teaching himself to play the concertina at age six, before switching to the guitar at age nine. Quitting school at age 17 to help his family, he began playing at small clubs, for a “pass the hat” salary. Signed to RCA following successful gigs at Gerde’s Folk City in the Village, his big break came after recording an album of his arrangements of Spanish songs, infused with blues and folk/rock influences. Feliciano’s collaborations with other musicians include Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon and many more. He has been a guest performer on several albums, including Bill Wither’s ‘Justments, John Lennon’s Rock’n’Roll, and Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark. His many awards and accolades include: forty-five Gold and Platinum records; nine Grammy Awards; nineteen Grammy nominations, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame; and Billboard Magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

My favorite Feliciano song is Rain:

 

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Ticket prices range from 199 NIS – 379 NIS. Performances:

September 9, 2019 at the International Convention Center in Haifa. Tickets may be ordered online from https://barak-tickets.co.il/ or call: 04-8377777

September 10, 2019 at Heichal HaTarbut (Charles Bronfman Auditorium) in Tel Aviv. Tickets may be ordered online from Ticketmaster www.tmisrael.co.il or call: *9964

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