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Keep Reggae Hope Alive! Hatikva 6 LIVE in Los Angeles

group_1.jpgRasta comes alive tomorrow night in the Pico/Robertson hood.

Hatikva 6, a new Israeli reggae group with a tight sound, is scheduled to rock The Joint @ 9 pm, this Thursday, March 13th. Check out their myspace, and their video..

The band’s got an upbeat reggae/dancehall sound closely matched to mega stars Damian Marley and the Mighty Bounty Killah, with a mash of Caribbean flow provided by Shelly Glickman, her steady pounding on the keys in true roots style. Maybe she learned that while serving in the Intelligence Corps of the IDF? Her brother Omri, who sings and plays guitar for the group (and I’ll admit, is a solid, good-looking Israelite) has got a great voice, rapping in Hebrew and English, with traces of Jamaica in his sound. The group apparently used their street address as their band name, Hatikva Shesh, sealing fate when learning that Bob Marley himself grew up on Hope Street as well. In Jamaica, not Ramat Hasharon, fools.

Why else should you give them a listen? Their album was produced by Michael Goldwasser, who also worked with Easy Star*All Stars, famous for their dub covers…They all speak a thousand languages…They’re a good looking group of Israelites(mentioned that already, but what the hell)…They’re gaining love and respect on the Israelite Festival circuit.. And tickets are only $10! Show them some love and get your skank on with the best.

Hatikva 6 myspace
Thursday 4/13 @ 9 pm
The Joint (Corner of Pico and Robertson – Heart of Jew town)
$10 advance / $15 at the door

11 Comments

  1. aaron

    3/12/2008 at 11:56 pm

    I am so there! Wait. That seems obvious.

  2. froylein

    3/13/2008 at 2:14 am

    Just for you… Had to put the vid on the bottom though as it was messing with the layout.

  3. aaron

    3/13/2008 at 2:34 am

    You rock froyo! Are you gonna make it?

  4. aaron

    3/13/2008 at 2:42 am

    Uh oh. Somehow I deleted it. Yes! Bring it back bring it back. And pls email me so I don’t feel so helpless…

  5. froylein

    3/13/2008 at 4:03 am

    Tsk, what have you been doing? 😉

  6. grandmuffti

    3/13/2008 at 4:04 am

    Not that Muffti minds but when did this site become basically a big advertisement for jewish -related music?

  7. froylein

    3/13/2008 at 4:06 am

    That’s God’s revenge for Muffti not helping me to pick a pair of shoes to buy.

  8. Tom Morrissey

    3/13/2008 at 4:56 am

    Who knew that Bob Marley played Jewish-related music?

  9. froylein

    3/13/2008 at 6:40 am

    And why does the video keep disappearing?

  10. aaron

    3/13/2008 at 5:34 pm

    It’s rare when we get cool stuff going on in LA, muffti. They canceled the all nighter philosophy conference that was supposed to be the same night. That was going to be my original post.

    Plus, it IS festival season!

    I don’t know why the video keeps disappearing. I haven’t touched it fro yo. I hate technology. Make ck fix it.

  11. Zion SoulJAH

    3/14/2008 at 10:02 am

    The show last night was awesome!!!! The band was on for almost 2 hours and performed 3 songs with the mighty Elan. The cover of bob marley’s Get up Stand up was one to remember. Great Vibes throughout the night from the crowd.

    One of the best reggae shows I have been to!!!!

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