By Elisa Zuckerberg, Founder of HearItThere.com, February 13, 2020
Israeli legendary singer-songwriter and superstar David Broza, considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers along with the ensemble, Trio Havana, invites you to join them at their Saturday, February 22 performance at The Towne Crier.
At this very special New York engagement on February 22 Broza will bring a unique Cuban twist to his hit songs through a collaboration with Trio Havana. Band members include: MANUEL ALEJANDRO CARRO aka MANNYA – Cuban-born singer-songwriter and master percussionist with a style firmly rooted in Latin Pop; YUNIEL JIMINEZ “EL GUAJIRO” – master tres guitar player from Santa Clara, Cuba; JORGE BRINGAS – renowned bassist from Havana, Cuba, who played previously with Albita Rodriguez and the late Celia Cruz.
Broza has been fascinated with Cuban music since he was a teenager listening to Celia Cruz. Further explorations led him to become absolutely hooked on the Afro-Cuban sound. Introduced by flutist Itai Kriss, Broza first met Trio Havana at a private event in New York and was stunned by their versatility. By the end of the evening they were jamming together and found a special magnetism in the sweeping rhythms. Combining the Cuban sound with Broza’s Spanish guitar and songs sung in Spanish, Hebrew and English proved a rich common ground that connected naturally. Six months after meeting, Broza and Trio Havana began touring the US. The result has been pure magic: every show is a mystery, a dance and romance expressed through pulsing rhythms and sweet melodies, resulting in uplifting, energetic performances that leave audiences delighted and exhilarated.
David Broza: “From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world. Broza’s music reflects a fusion of the three countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England.” Broza has performed worldwide since 1977, when his song “Yihye Tov,” the lyrics roughly translated to “Things Will Be Better” first hit the airwaves, promoting a message of peace. In 2007, a concert at Masada featured Broza with special guests Jackson Browne and Shawn Colvin. He has also appeared as a guest and shared the bill with Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and many more
Even more than singer/songwriter, David Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In 2013, Broza began work on a project – bringing together Israeli and Palestinian musicians for eight days and nights to work side-by-side in an East Jerusalem recording studio. The thrilling result was a documentary and companion album, East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, a collection of thirteen songs that blends cultures, languages and styles into a powerful statement about collaboration and coexistence. The album, produced by Steve Earle, features a stirring duet with Wyclef Jean.
East Jerusalem West Jerusalem can certainly stake its claim to being one of the bravest and most inspiring feature-length documentaries about ever made. (World News Report, December 6, 2017)
Vanity Fair, “David Broza: What’s So Funny ’Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding in Jerusalem?” February 6, 2015
David Broza’s aspirations for East Jerusalem West Jerusalem reflect the lessons learned during its unprecedented creation—and from a lifetime dedicated to peace and greater human understanding.
Broza is also Founder of “One Million Guitars” whose mission is to impact the lives of children through the power of a musical instrument.
A powerful musician, passionate peace advocate and music industry innovator, David Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message and musical allure. He continues to tour and record with music luminaries from around the globe.
Come join David Broza and the dynamic Trio Havana for a special engagement at The Towne Crier in Beacon, New York on Saturday, February 22!
Get your tickets HERE!