Rami Kleinstein and Rita have been considered for decades as Israel's royal music couple, until their divorce in 2007. But now, Teev Events, a company that brings Israeli artists for US tours, is almost reuiniting them, as they bring Rami and Rita on stages in America- two weeks apart.
Rami Kleinstein, one of Israel's most renowned pop superstars and still one of the country's greatest composers, Rami has often been compared to Elton John and Billy Joel due to his beautiful love songs, soothing voice and delicate piano playing. Keshet Chaim dance group will host Rami Kleinstein in Los Angeles for an unforgettable evening at the American Jewish University on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 8:00pm as a part of his US tour in October.
Rami & The Piano is an intimate performance featuring a selection of original songs from Rami's enormous personal repertoire. A New York native, aptly and cleverly Rami weaves his songs together with rich anecdotes laced with a poignant, delicate humor, that give the audience insight into Rami's life as well as tidbits of Israeli history. Rami's piano playing is stellar, as is his soulful and captivating voice. This is a one-of-a-kind performance not to be missed!
Rita, who was turned into a world-music phenomenon after the release of her last album in Persian, 'My Joys' talked to us earlier this year about her success worldwide, 30 years after her career began in Israel. Now, after she received tremendous recognition from The Huffington Post, The New York Times and CNN, Rita comes back to tour the US and Mexico with her new album and a stunning live program, starting November 2012.
"I wanted our versions to be completely different and not traditional in their sound, to hit hard and keep the energy up," notes Rita in the official press release of the tour, sponsored by the Iranian American Jewish Federation. "We started to have so much fun in the studio. We were smiling and dancing, feeling like we're really going through a remarkable journey together."
These good times translate into riveting live shows, and, slowly and softly, have begun to address the great divide between two countries, getting Iranian music fans to search out and thank the Israeli singer.
"Don't send bombs," Rita smiles, when thinking about the impact of her music in her former homeland. "Send me!"
Rami Kleinstein US Tour- Full Schedule
Denver, Colorado - Saturday, October 20, 2012
Mizel Arts and Culture Center
San Diego, CA – Monday, October 22, 2012
Garfield Theater, JCC San Diego – Martha (619) 862-1106
Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, October 23, 2012
American Jewish University
Rockville, Maryland – Thursday, October 25, 2012
JCC of Greater Washington
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Saturday, October 27, 2012
Main Line Reform Temple
Boston, Massachusets – Sunday, October 28, 2012
Pine Manor College
Rita 'My Joys' Tour- Full Schedule
Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, November 1, 2012
Royce Hall, UCLA
Palo Alto, CA – Saturday, November 3
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford
Mexico City – Monday, November 5
Miami, Florida – Thursday, November 8
North Miami Beach Theatre (Littman Theater) – Tickets and info: Fouad Ovedia 305-362-4310
Bethesda, Maryland – Tuesday, November 13
The Music Center @Strathmore