Sunday, October 20, 2019
8.30 pm


Augartenbrücke 1
1010 Vienna


Pre-sale until 10/20/2019, 12 pm: EUR 24,-
Evening box office: EUR 26,-
Tickets at Eventjet

Every band has a story - but no one has the story of Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis, the Israeli band that opened for the Coachella festival last year and was chosen by Radiohead as its support act for 2017’s spring tour of the USA. With the release of new album El Hajar, Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis are ready to enter the global stage. Dudu Tassa, one of Israel’s leading rock stars, is the grandson of Kuwaiti musician Daoud Al-Kuwaiti, whose musical collaborations with his brother Saleh as the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers became famous in the Arabic world between the 1930s and 1950s. Their music was later banned in Iraq by Saddam Hussein during his regime when he discovered that the singers were not Arabic, but Jewish. Being of Iraqi-Jewish (and Yemeni) descent, Tassa’s exploration of his roots revealed an amazing musical history. Having spent the last two decades gaining a reputation for his own original work, Tassa one day came across a box of old tapes from his grandfather and great-uncle. The Al-Kuwaiti Brothers were among the greatest composers and musicians in Baghdad during the first half of the 20th century, were considered innovators and creators of modern Iraqi music, who also helped to establish Bagdad’s original broadcasting authority. They were among the King’s favorite singers at that time and regularly performed at palaces and stadiums. Their songs have remained popular in the Arab world to this day. In the 1950s they emigrated to Israel, where they resorted to a humble existence, selling appliances in a market by day and playing music mostly in private and on rare occasions at a wedding.


Dudu Tassa - Gesang, Gitarre
Adel Jubran - Cello
Ariel Qassus - Qanun
Barak Kram - Schlagzeug, Percussions
Loay Naddaf - Violine
Nir Maimon - Produzent & Bass
Nissren Kadre - Gesang