Yonatan Maimon and Knaan Shabtay
Israeli-Swiss duo, Yonatan Maimon and Knaan Shabtay, present an evening of Hebrew and English folk songs.
Their music combines delicate virtuoso guitar playing with catchy melodies and brings a fresh approach to traditional folk music.
This concert will be followed by a light and sound showing of Les Colombes: The White Doves at 7.30pm.
Yonatan Maimon is an Israeli folk artist who started playing classical guitar at the age of 11. In 2011 he toured Israel with songs he wrote during his military conscription service.
In 2014 he released his first demo album, Yonatan Maimon, selling all the copies of the first edition. In spring 2015 he recorded his debut album Beit Shearim produced at the UNESCO site Beit She’arim National Park.
This special album was recorded live; inspired by the countryside and influenced by Nick Drake, Jose Gonzalez and Israeli-Latin singer David Broza and poet Meir Ariel.
Kol Davar Katan was the first single from the album and was played on several radio stations across Israel and France and performed live in local indie festivals. Yonatan’s second album is soon to be released
Knaan Shabtay is a singer-songwriter and guitar player. His musical genre is often related to indie or folk and is inspired by such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor.
After spending some time in different bands, as frontman or guitar player, in November 2014 he independently released his debut EP Lost In Time which includes four songs. Stay A Little Longer is the first single from the EP and after being featured on different radio stations in Israel and Switzerland in early 2015, Knaan toured Israel including a show at Haifa 100 Live Festival. Sunrise is the first song from his new EP to be released later this year. Its live music video was released a few months ago to critical acclaim from national and international music bloggers.