- Main StageWednesday 10•July•2024
Israeli Asaf Avidan’s story gets under way in 2006 with Asaf Avidan & The Mojos. His first band became something of a folk phenomenon in his home country. Yet in 2011 the group decided to call it a day. It briefly looked like the singer-songwriter’s career was over. Everything changed however when, one year later, Berlin DJ Wankelmut did a remix of one of the band’s songs. The song, 'One Day / Reckoning Song’, became a world hit and catapulted Avidan into the glare of the international limelight. Picking up his career, now as a solo artist, his 'Different Pulses’ (2013) saw him hush people around the globe with his raw musical approach, poignant lyrics and soulful voice, which sounds supernatural and human rolled into one.
Over a decade on, Avidan continues to put out an untold number of gems. Evidence thereof is delivered by his latest album, 'Anagnorisis’. Along with his old hits, this record now sees him tour the world again, this time in an intimate solo setting dubbed the Ichnology Solo Tour. Further to an engaging performance at the Bozar in Brussels, he is now also taking his charismatic storytelling and multi-instrumental talent to the enchanting Bijloke setting during Gent Jazz 2024. Not to be missed!