Yirmi Kaplan’s road less traveled

During a period in Israel’s music scene that is increasingly seeing artists perform in English, Yirmi Kaplan has steadfastly remained faithful to Hebrew. Ironic, considering the 54-year-old rocker made aliya with his family from Chicago when he was nine.

“Once I decided I was going to duke it out and pursue a music career in Israel, I was all about using the language and the culture as the basis. I was going to create a Zionist rock persona, which meant making music in Hebrew,” explained Kaplan last week in a phone conversation from his Tel Aviv home.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Yirmi-Kaplans-road-less-traveled-391829

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