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 "I try to take the tradition, dust it off, and to see how to make it relevant to the here and now" 

In 2015, Ittai Binnun formed the Ethno-Digital project "Ittai and the Toys": a solo project with guest artists, performing a surprising upbeat combination of the old and the new - playing traditional instruments through electronic effects, communicating directly with the audience and responding to their vibe. Using modern sounds and gear alongside ancient, traditional instruments, this unique setup enables Ittai to create a live, dynamic and spontaneous sound. Binnun's skill for improvisations allows for quick and easy collaborations with local artists wherever he goes - an "Ittai and the Toys" gig is always a party.

The project’s first album was released in 2016 and the next release is scheduled for the end of 2018 so stay tuned for updates…

"A fun, moving and exciting album. A pretty good indication of where forward-looking Israeli ethnically-fuelled musical endeavour is going"
Jerusalem Post


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