Fred Kavli Theater, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Presented by: Keshet Chaim and Teev Events
RITA is by far the most celebrated and successful singer in Israel. In 2008 she was voted number one female singer in a special countdown for Israel's 60th anniversary. Twenty-five years after her career began, RITA proves over and over with crowded theatres and stadiums, and with multi-platinum albums that she is by far the biggest female vocalist Israel has to offer. RITA's unique voice has gained worldwide attention many times. Now her first American single Love Has Begun is penetrating the American music charts and conquering a respectable place in the top 40. RITA has won the New Music Weekly Awards as "Top 40 Breakthrough Artist for 2009"!!! Moved by her passion to explore new ways to use her voice, RITA began working with classical ensembles and with acoustic versions of her music, revealing a new side of herself to her devoted audience. Her efforts led her to release her latest intimate album " Remazim" (produced by Israeli rock star Ivri Lider). The album has reached double platinum status.
Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble premiered a new piece called Keshet HaYom (Keshet Today) an exhilarating, five-part performance inspired by and set to the music of Israel's most compelling and influential contemporary performing artists. Featuring songs by Rami Kleinstein, Shiri Maimon, David D'Or, Idan Raichel and Yehudit Ravitz, Keshet HaYom tantalized audiences with a taste of contemporary Israeli culture at its finest. Keshet Chaim also performed a recently-created work called Shedemati. The new choreography is created by the talented Kobi Rozenfeld from Israel under the Artistic Direction of Eytan Avisar. Joining them on the stage was the pulsating percussionists known as the Naked Rhythm Drummers.
This concert was sponsored in part by: EL AL, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, The Consulate General of Israel, LA., The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Dor Chadash-LA. RITA's US tour will support Larger Than Life.