Monday, September 04, 2023

Thousands at Ishay Ribo Concert in MSG

Orthodox Jewish singer Ishay Ribo has become the first Israeli artist to headline a near-sell-out concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Ribo, whose rock and folk music has attracted a diverse audience of religious and secular Israeli fans, played to around 15,000 people in New York on Sunday night

Thousands of fans expressed joy as the 34-year-old star performed.

The concert is part of Ribo’s fabled Elul tour where traditional tunes meet a modern twist in the rock and folk style the young singer has become famous for.

Also at the concert were guest appearances from popular Jewish singers Akiva and Amir Dadon, and chasidic super start avraham fried

Ribo was born in the French city of Marseille to parents from Algeria and Morocco. He moved with his family to Kfar Adumim in the West Bank when he was eight.

He grew up in a Charedi family and was first exposed to secular music when it played over the speakers during bus rides to school.

Ribo released his first album in 2014, and four of his five albums have achieved gold certification, each selling more than 15,000 copies in the Israeli music market.

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