Ittai Binnun -
Music from the streets of Jerusalem
“gaily crashes through cultural boundaries and will get even the most leaden-footed of listeners tapping a toe or two at the very least”
- Songlines magazine
Jerusalemite Ittai Binnun is a world musician from Jerusalem. He draws his inspiration from the many different traditions that make up his truly fascinating city. During a short stroll through a single street in Jerusalem, you can hear chanting Jewish music from a synagogue, Turkish pop music, Arabic Maqqamat sung at a mosque, a Klezmer clarinet and a Rock band playing in a basement – all at the very same time! This rich cultural abundance all finds its way into Binnun's unique joyful music.
"A fun, moving and exciting album. A pretty good indication of where forward-looking Israeli ethnically-fueled musical endeavor is going"
- Jerusalem Post