In coming out of the desert and moving to Jerusalem, I knew that music would have a much stronger presence in my life.
As much peace and quiet as Arad had to offer, I was more than looking forward to enhanced opportunities to get out there and really see what Israeli music is about. And I have. I’ve tried my best to become a part of city music as an audience member, a student and a performer.
In my experience, a musical atmosphere can be made or broken by a social environment. When I first began to venture into the unknown territory of Jerusalem music, any uncertainty I had about how new participants would be received was easily erased.
When a few of us decided to play a set of three songs at an open mic night, one...