Last night, Matisyahu performed at the Sultan’s Pools in Jerusalem with Idan Raichel. The show was a bit of a homecoming after all the drama with this summer’s Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival, where he was dis-invited for not making a statement in favor of Palestine and then re-invited after a massive international uproar. We don’t […]

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The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival ended last week with an epicly scenic and soulful final prayer at the Tower of David featuring a performance by Shaanan Streett , Saz and special guest, Matisyahu. The Festival features artists from a diverse range of faiths performing spiritually tinged music within the confines of Jerusalem’s Old City, […]

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Matisyahu recently received a lot of attention after his anti-Semitic BDS inspired dis-invitation and then re-invitation to perform at a Spanish reggae Festival. Musician Rami Matan Even-Esh, aka Kosha Dillz was interviewed by the Jerusalem Post. There he talked about the sort of “neo-anti-Semitism Jewish artists like him face, despite the fact that there music […]

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First they invited him to perform. Then, they uninvited him. Then they invited him back and sure enough, he rocked out the main stage of the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival despite the presence of flag-waving protesters – some of whom threw bottles on the stage. But what happened exactly? Well, under pressure from Valencia BDS, […]

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Jewlicious reports: Matisyahu made a statement on Facebook addressing the scandal that has emerged after the organizers of the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival cancelled his appearance there: “The festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement. They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions […]

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Matisyahu was set to perform at the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival in Spain when something odd happened. Apparently, the event director, Filippo Giunta, asked the singer on Thursday to issue a “signing statement or video” that expressed in a “very clear” way that Palestinians are entitled to their own state. This was occasioned by other […]

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Israelis of all stripes and persuasions lip dub to Matisyahu’s hit song “Sunshine.” The video is gorgeous, goofy and earnest – a side of Israelis you don’t see much of in the daily news. Enjoy!

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