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One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

by Noga Gur-Arieh

June 28, 2013 | 12:32 pm

Hadag Nahash/ Wikipedia

Hadag Nahash is one of the biggest bands in Israel today. They started in Jerusalem, in 1996, and with their fresh combination of Hip Hop, rock, reggae and funk, made their way into Tel-Aviv's mainstream. Nowadays, their Middle-Eastern groove is taking over the charts and the playlist, and also got the band the opportunities to share stages with bands like The Black Eyed Peas and Cypress Hill.

But don't be fooled. Under the groovy façade lays a clear social agenda. In recent years, Hadag Nahash  used their popularity, as well as their music, to call for action on various topics, including equality, civil rights, and the struggle against racism and corruption. Throughout the years, Hadag Nahash members have volunteered for various social causes around Israel. They are especially known for their activity in “the one shekel festival”, which is an NGO aimed at bridging cultural gaps, that was created by band member Shaanan Streett some nine years ago.

The band released five studio albums so far, and won many awards and national recognition, such as "Band of the year" and "album of the year", as well as the honor of writing and recording the soundtrack for Adam Sandler's hit movie: Don't Mess with the Zohan.

Shir Nehama (Consolation Song)

 

Shirat HaSticker (The Sticker Song)- with Matisyahu

 

Zman Lehit'orer (Time to Wake Up)

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