The largest event of the 8th annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF8) is a collaboration with ATL Collective to celebrate and recreate Beastie Boys’ classic album Licensed to Ill. Each song, performed in the order as they appear on the album, will be reimagined and performed by local musicians and/or visiting musicians Axum, Kosha Dillz, Peled and Sagol 59. Complete line-up TBA.
TICKETS $20 ADVANCE, $25 DOOR
DOORS 8:00 PM, MUSIC 9:00 PM
About the group/performers:
The ATL Collective creates musical events that seek to replicate the intimate experience of listening to an album for the first time, going track by track, reading through the liner notes and turning over the record, truly enjoying the music for what it is, without distractions. Each month, the ATL Collective picks a classic album and collectively covers the track list in sequence - many times completing the event with themed refreshments for attendees. Previous albums have included The Beatles' Abbey Road, The Clash's London Calling, Neil Young's Harvest Moon, Van Morrison's Tupelo Honey and the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, to name a few.
Rising from poverty and hardship on the streets of Netanya, Axum is an in-your-face, one-of-a-kind duo that has broadened Israel's definition of Hip-Hop, Reggae & Dancehall with their unique Middle Eastern and Ethiopian sounds. Axum is composed of Judah (Gilor Yehuda) and Tedross (Reuben Aragai); both men have humbling backgrounds that yearn to be expressed by music. Axum’s self-titled debut album, produced by Sabbo & Rob of Soulico, was well received around the country and the world.
Kosha Dillz is a world class improv artist that has received major attention for his dedication, passion and fun-loving attitude. He has played every kind of gig, ranging from shows with Rza of the Wu Tang Clan and Matisyahu, to the Legendary Yo Habba Gabba show. A wide-ranging performer, Kosha can be found freestyling in front of intimate groups or in front of thousands of people, speaking Hebrew, Spanish, and English combined.
For years Peled was known for his colorful writing, style, and straightforward approach to the local Israeli Hip Hop scene. But last year, he exploded onto the local charts with 2 songs from his second album, Hakol Alay, and a sold out show at Tel Aviv’s most popular venue, Barby Club. Queue sponsorship from Stoli Vodka and a full tour of Israel ensued. He’s now performing in major international festivals while releasing collaborations with leading artists such as Hadag Nachash, Karolina, Ido B and Zooki.
Best known as “The Godfather of Israeli Hip Hop,” Sagol 59 is an accomplished musician, performer, writer and lecturer. His albums and concerts display his trademark writing and rapping style, as well as other musical genres including Blues, Folk and Psychedelic Rock.