Mosh Ben-Ari has been around a while. Fast approaching his 45th birthday, the rocker with trademark dreadlocks and definitively stirring trill in his voice has been packing them in at venues up and down the country for a decade and a half. No doubt his show at this year’s Tamar Festival, which will take place at four stunning locations near the Dead Sea between September 28 and October 2, will be sold out too.
I first came across Ben-Ari around 15 years ago, when he was the youngest member of the highly successful New Age band Sheva. All the group members lived in and around Moshav Amirim in the Upper Galilee and met for rehearsals, and just to hang out, at the spiritually oriented Amirei Hagalil guest house just down the road from the moshav.