February 07 2018
We are very excited to inaugurate the 2018 Hospitalet Jazz Festival with world famous star Asaf Avidan on July 25th.
Asaf Avidan is an Israeli singer-composer-songwriter born in Jerusalem on March 23, 1980, leader of folk-rock band Asaf Avidan and the Mojos. He is a musical pearl as it is rarely found: his voice, hallucinating, so high that it comes to touch things buried in you. We do not know much about him, only that music, six years ago embraced her, like a cure of optimism and life, out of a relationship that put him to the ground. Result, it is found, almost by chance, the leader of a group formed around his person, Asaf Avidan & The Mojos. Immediately, her voice is compared to that of Janis Joplin. He does not find it "brilliant" but "different".
First surrounded by the Mojos, as we had discovered in the first part of Robert Plant in 2011, then solo on two albums published in 2013 and 2015, Different Pulses and Gold Shadow. His latest, The Study on Falling was made in California. An old dream for this lover of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Neil Young who describes this record as very different and the one he has always dreamed of. Charismatic, lively and intelligent, Asaf Avidan has gone to the source of the music he prefers, on the West Coast of the United States and more than enough to catch our ears.