Friday, February 19, 2010

This is Kaveret performing the song "Hamakolet" on Israeli television circa 1973. "I first heard this song while having my piles attended to in Ramat Aviv during the mating season" recalls Michaelhypno in the YouTube comments section. Other Israelis eagerly chime in with their own memories of the band. Of course, everyone in Israel has fond memories of Kaveret, which was formed in 1973 by a group of friends who met during their army service. In their three years together they became local legends and their songs have now become standard parts of Israeli culture. The band was called "Poogy" outside of Israel and apparently had quite a following among the Israeli community in Southern California and elsewhere.

They are totally new to me, however. As is Israeli music in general, so stay tuned for lots more from this 'new frontier' in the very near future. Meanwhile, among the many wonderful Kaveret videos on YouTube, here is my 2nd favorite. I love it when they start kicking their legs in unison at around 1:08.