On January 5, a concert by Andrey Makarevich “Old and New Songs” was held at the ANU Museum of the Jewish People.
The concert hall of the ANU Museum is remarkable not only for its location in the museum in the territory of Tel Aviv University. There is always a special audience in that place. It consists of spectators who appreciate not only great sound, but also meanings. Andrey Makarevich is an irreplaceable leader of the famous Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine) rock band, the author of musical projects Yiddish Jazz, Creole Tango Orchestra and many others. The meanings of his solo concert would have been enough not only for an hour and a half performance, but also for longtime reflections after it.
Old and new songs alternated with verses that, like a real text “from the author”, led the audience along, surprising and bewitching.
Most of the performance was made up of just new songs written recently under the influence of various events both in the world and in the life of the artist. Even close friends of Makarevich admitted that they heard a significant part of the songs for the first time namely from the ANU scene.
The concert ended with a remarkable moment for the museum. Andrey Makarevich presented the exposition with his guitar, painted by him specially for the occasion. The guitar depicts a “trademark” cat, by which many people know Makarevich as an artist. It is nice that you can now see the guitar of Andrey Makarevich at the Museum of the Jewish People, along with Leonard Cohen and Gene Simmons’s guitars.