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  5/7/2013, Iyar 27, 5773

Yom Yerushalayim Student Day Mega Concert w/ Ehud Banai


The annual Yom HaStudent, or Student Day will take place Tuesday evening as part of the Jerusalem Day celebrations. Big name Israeli acts will perform for special discount prices for all Israelis with a college or university student ID.

Dubbed "White Night in the Capital," Jerusalem's Student Day will take place in Sacher Park.
Cousins Ehud Banai and Eviatar Banai will perform. The critically acclaimed singers mix Sephardic music, rock and pop. Ehud Banai's latest CD is "Drops of the Night" from 2011, and prior to that he released Shir Hadash, an album of religious compositions from Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. His younger cousin Eviatar Banai's latest release was 2009's "Night As The Day Does Shine" which contains songs of a spiritual and Judaic nature.

Israeli trance group Infected Mushroom will perform. The hit group has just released a remix album featuring collaborations with Israeli acts such as Hatikva 6, Astrix and more.

Also performing will be Ethnix, a much loved Israeli band who released a string of hits in the 1990s. The well-established musician Yehudit Ravitz will take the stage, as will the new up-and-coming violin virtuoso Michael Greilsammer. Also performing will Red Band, a satirical act that performs as puppets.


The concert will begin at 9:15pm and is being produced by the Jerusalem municipality, the Hebrew University Student Union, David Yellin College, Bezalel art college, Hadassah College and others.

The mega concert is one of special events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day. The official government holiday celebrates the re-unification of the capital city after 19 year of occupation by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. This includes the Old City which was off limits to all non-Jordanian Arab citizens.