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“The Honey and the Sting” – The Incredible Story of the State of Israel through the life story and creation of Naomi Shemer
May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Presented by Israeli American Council, hosted by CBS.
Since the days of King David, the Jewish people never had an artist like Naomi Shemer whose music was sung by so many and had such a vast and dramatic effect and influence on the Jewish and Israeli narrative.
Over 1,000 songs were written and composed by Shemer. Many of which tell the story of the State of Israel—from its birth through today, in happy times and sad. Her work is still very much ‘alive’ and cherished by all. Naomi Shemer belongs to everyone, in the Jewish State and across the world.
Roy Rimshon, a self-confessed Naomi Shemer enthusiast, brings light and life to Shemer’s story. From her childhood in Kibbutz Kinneret through adolescence, from her musical education and early songs to becoming a living legend, Shemer’s life is a colorful narrative. Rimshon’s lectures combine well-known songs, videos and rare pictures, unfolding the life and work of this most influential and loved artist of the State of Israel.
Early Bird: $15 +1.78 fee (prior to May 23)
Day of: $18 +$1.93 fee (Day of)