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Kaveret books June gigs in capital

Iconic 1970s-era rock band to reunite, again, for Israel Festival

Gidi Gov (center), Danny Sanderson (right) and other Kaveret members perform in Modiin in 2008. (photo credit: Jorge Novominsky/Flash90)
Gidi Gov (center), Danny Sanderson (right) and other Kaveret members perform in Modiin in 2008. (photo credit: Jorge Novominsky/Flash90)

Iconic 1970s Israeli rock band Kaveret confirmed Sunday that it will reunite — again — for two performances on June 20 and 21 at Jerusalem’s open-air Sultan’s Pool, as part of the annual Israel Festival. If sales are good, there may be an additional show or shows in Caesarea.

The concerts mark 40 years since the seven-man band — Gidi Gov, Danny Sanderson, Efraim Shamir, Yitzhak Klepter, Yoni Rechter, Alon Olearczyk and Meir ‘Poogy’ Fenigstein — released the landmark album “Sipurei Poogy” (Poogy Stories). A group of musicians many of whom met up in the army, the members of Kaveret established a lasting reputation for pop-rock with plenty of humor, and most of them have retained their popularity as solo artists over the years.

At a Tel Aviv press conference Sunday, members said people ask them every day when they’ll be performing again, and that they decided to do so while they’re still making good music. Kaveret has reformed in the past, notably in 1984 and 1990 for summer concerts, and again in 1998, Israel’s jubilee year, for a concert in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.

The band is also set to release a disc of music from their rehearsals over the years, they said.

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