Britain’s Jamiroquai announces May concert, first in Israel
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Britain’s Jamiroquai announces May concert, first in Israel

Funk acid band is touring to celebrate its eighth studio album, 'Automaton'

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Fans of Jamiroquai can celebrate Lag B’Omer this year by hearing the British funk and acid jazz band perform on May 2 in Rishon Lezion’s Live Park. This will be the band’s first concert in Israel.

The band released its eighth studio album “Automaton,” its first in seven years.

Led by Jason “Jay” Kay, the band was formed in 1992 and was prominent in the London-based funk/acid jazz movement.

It reached prime time with its best-known track, “Virtual Insanity,” which won four awards at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards as well as a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards.

Named for the melding of jam and Iroquai, the Native American tribe, the band’s covers always feature the silhouette of a buffalo man, which appears to be Kay wearing a buffalo hat.

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