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Picked By Radiohead To Open The US Leg Of Their Tour, Dudu Tassa And The Kuwaitis Finish Up The Run With Debut At Coachella And Two Sold Out Radiohead Shows At San Francisco's Greek Theatre

NEW YORK, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dudu Tassa and his band kicked off weekend 1 of Coachella dominating the Mojave Stage, with another set to follow this coming weekend. Thom Yorke and company have long been fans of Dudu Tassa and his band; and recently invited him to support their entire US tour in 2017 as well as select dates in Europe during summer 2017.  The US leg will finish up with bookend weekends debuting at Coachella and two sold out dates opening for Radiohead at the legendary Greek Theatre in San Francisco. 

Consequence of Sound said, "Dudu Tassa and The Kuwaitis brought to the table were a completely different palette than concertgoers might have expected. [at a Radiohead show].

And The Advocate noted: "…at the sold-out Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis came across as exotic, intriguing, challenging and, at times, inscrutable [as opening act for Radiohead].

Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis have been staples at some of the most unique worldwide festivals including: Babelmed Music Showcase in France, SXSW/Austin, Womex, and the largest music festival in the world- Sziget Festival in Hungary, while also performing for world leaders at the United Nations celebrating the cross-cultural nature of their unique message and sound. 

Band is available for Interviews/Phoners/Studio Sessions
While on final leg of US tour:

Feat. Support for Radiohead @ Greek Theater Monday April 17th @ 6:30pm (On Stage)
Feat. Support for Radiohead @ Greek Theater Tuesday April 18th @ 6:30pm (On Stage)
 2017 Friday April 21st @ 12am (On Stage Mojave)
*Interview Slots Available For Credentialed Media @ Coachella Both Weekends

The Kuwaitis ensemble includes:
Adel Jubran (Cello)- Born in 1987 in Nazareth. Learned at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Jubran has played with many famous Arabic musicians, including renowned Lebanese singer and composer Wadih El Safi and the Syrian singer Asala Nasri, Ariel Qassus (Qanun)- A Jewish musician of North African descent, son of a Moroccan father who immigrated to Israel in 1960. Plays with Arabic and Israeli bands in Israel and Worldwide.

Barak Kram (Drums & percussions)- Born in 1979 in Haifa, descent of a Moroccan mother who immigrated to Israel in 1962, plays with the top musicians in Israel.

Loay Naddaf (Violin)- Born in 1989 in Nazareth. Learned at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Naddaf has played with Abdallah Al Rowaished from Kuwait, Wadih El Safi and more. Nir Maimon (Producer & Bass Guitar)- Born in Haifa in 1980s, one of the busiest and acclaimed musicians in Israel. 

Nissren Kadre (Vocal)- Born in Haifa. An Arab singer who is Sunni Muslim, and rapidly becoming very famous in Israel for her great singing.

For Official Videos/Artwork and Music Press Kitwww.reverbnation.com/dudutassathekuwaitis

Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis is a cross-cultural joint Jewish-Arabic project from Israel reviving the music of the legendary Al-Kuwaiti Brothers - composers of some of the most popular Iraqi songs from the early 20th century. Being of Iraqi-Jewish (and Yemeni) descent, Tassa's exploration of his roots revealed an amazing musical history. His grandfather and his great-uncle, known as the Al-Kuwaiti brothers, were among the greatest composers and musicians in Baghdad during the first half of the 20th century. They were considered the innovators and creators of modern Iraqi music, and also established Bagdad's original broadcasting authority. Among the King's favorite singers at that time, their songs continue to be popular in the Arab world. In the 1950s they immigrated to Israel. Dudu Tassa's project has released two albums so far: Dudu Tassa and the Kuwaitis (2011) and Ala Shawati (2015). Both recordings, helmed by Tassa and his musical partner Nir Maimon, salute the Al-Kuwaitis legacy, revive their songs and integrate Iraqi, Middle-eastern, and rock music, in a unique style. The songs were recorded in Iraqi Arabic. In both albums, Tassa hosts Jewish and Arab singers and musicians, from Israel and Iraq (including the notable singer and champion of Iraqi music, Ismail Fadel). The recording of the first album was documented in Iraq'n'roll (2011). This film, which tells the story of reviving the Al-Kuwaiti brother's music, was screened at many international film festivals. The project received much praise from all around the world, including from the countries that are the root of this music, Iraq and Kuwait. Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis is not merely about the powerful voice, musicianship and energy of the performers, but also honors'  an important chapter in the history of popular Arabic music.

Recent PRESS

"The cross-cultural Jewish-Arabic octet fuses Iraqi music and rock, with singer Nissren Kadre and frontman Tassa sharing the celebratory mood. Well worth the early arrival."


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