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Israel’s Next Export: Edgy Rock?

First-of-its-kind conference, inspired by South by Southwest, looks to give push to musicians; politics seen as hurdle.

09/11/2012
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — There once was a time when Israel’s best-known musical exports were winners of the campy Eurovision pop song contest, such as the 1978 “Hallelujah” by Gali Atari and the group Milk and Honey.

These days it might be the driving guitar solos of Uri Kinrot of the surf rock trio Boom Pam, the electro Mediterranean party music of Balkan Beat Box or the Janis Joplin-like cry of singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan.  

The surf rock trio Boom Pam was one of the acts at the Jerusalem Music Conference.
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