Boom Pam

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Boom Pam
Origin Israel Tel Aviv, Israel
Genres Mediterranean music, Balkan music, surf rock, instrumental rock
Years active 2003—
Labels Essay Recordings
Website www.boompam.org
Members Uri Brauner Kinrot
Yuval "Tuby" Zolotov
Dani Ever Hadani
Ira Raviv
Past members Uzi Feinerman
Dudu Kochav
Itamar "The Kid" Levi

Boom Pam (Hebrew: בום פם) is a middle eastern rock band from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Founded in 2003, Boom Pam took its name from Aris San's song of the same name,[1] and plays a mixture of Mediterranean, Balkan, Greek,[2] rock and surf music in a format of a quartet consisting of electric guitar, tuba, keyboard and drums.[3] They have been playing in a variety of venues, from small clubs to large concert halls. Boom Pam served as the opening act for the reunion show of the well-known Israeli indie rock band "Minimal Compact", as well as Emir Kusturica's No Smoking Orchestra. That, along with a showcase at WOMEX 2006, launched their worldwide touring career.

Background[edit]

The original format of the band as a trio started at the high-school period in Telma Yellin High School of the Arts of three members: Uri Kinrot, Uzi Feinerman and Yuval Zolotov. The three haven't stop playing during and after school and played with the idea of forming a band together which will combine the influences of all members: Yuval used to play in a classic orchestra whereas Uri and Uzi played in Rock and Jazz band.

Long time after graduating from school, Uzi and Uri shared an apartment together in south Tel Aviv. The area, which is well known by its mixed cultures and is a meeting point for all kinds of music genres especially Arabic and Greek Music, influenced the two to combine elements from their Jazz and Rock bases with these genres specific. They started to explore this idea by jamming meetings along with Yuval on the Tuba. In 2002, the band was formed as a trio with Kinrot and Feinerman on the electric guitars and Zolotov on the tuba and the Base Drum. The name of the band was given by Kinrot as a tribute to Aris San's big hit - "Boom Pam".

Band Highlights[edit]

Boom Pam's debut album was recorded in Frankfurt for the German label "Essay Recordings". The band co-produced the album with DJ Shantel. This LP was released during the Spring of 2006 and is distributed worldwide. The album went straight into the top ten list of the European World Music charts. Their second album, "Puerto Rican Nights", was released in 2008. Their debut show in North America was at the GlobalFest 2007. Afterwards they toured throughout the USA and Canada, opening for The Ventures in California and playing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Boom Pam's third album was recorded in late 2009 and was released in 2010 by the Tel Aviv based label "Audio Montage". Following the album release, they made promotional appearances at SXSW[4] and various venues in Europe.

Boom Pam have also been actively involved in various projects. They worked with the Batsheva Dance Company, released several Israeli hit singles, recorded film music, collaborated with Balkan Beat Box and Kutiman,[5] and played a concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2014 year Boom Pam also participated in the music project - “Boiler Room” which occurred in Tel Aviv.[6]

In spring 2015 Boom Pam was chosen to play in the annual music festival Lollapalooza in Buenos Aires, Argentina along with the artists Pharrell Williams, Jack White, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foster the People, Alt-J, Cypress Hill and many more.[7]

Boom Pam and Selda Bağcan[edit]

In 2013 Boom Pam collaborated with the legendary Turkish artist Selda Bağcan. The band visited Istanbul for a series of rehearsals which eventually led to a special show in front of 10000 people in “Groove Festival”.[8]

The collaboration between two artists was based upon mutual music and political situation of both projects. Boom Pam was inspired by the psychedelic Middle Eastern sounds of the revolutionary 1970s Turkish singer and songwriter especially by the unique and powerful music and politically fueled lyrics. Boom Pam sought out their mentor, boarding a plane to Turkey for a collaboration of extraordinary proportions. The common middle eastern roots between Selda and Boom Pam was the seed that allowed for an exceptional musical relationship to flourish. The generational gap between the young quartet and the turkish legend was bridged out their natural and instant connection through the power of music.[9]

Boom Pam in Japan[edit]

In 2012 Boom Pam arrived to Japan for the first time as part of the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Israel for a series of live shows in Tokyo. After receiving great reviews among the Japanese audience the band returned to Japan two years later in 2014 for a big tour in Tokyo and several other cities including a special performance in the famous Fuji-Rock music festival.[10]

In summer 2015 Boom Pam returned to Japan for the third time. This time, next to the band's well known repertoire, Boom Pam collaborated to the Shibuya-Kei japanese singer Mayumi Kojima. Together they toured around Japan and recorded an album that was released in the same year.[11]

Discography[edit]

  • Boom Pam (2006)
  • Puerto Rican Nights (2008)
  • Alakazam (2010)
  • Manara and Summer Singles (2014)
  • Boom Pam and Trifonas 7" (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boom Pam: Boom Pam". PopMatters. December 12, 2006. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boom Pam, produced by Shantel". Essay Recordings. October 24, 2006. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.com: Boom Pam". Amazon.com. October 24, 2006. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Spiker, Darci (March 14, 2010). "Boom Pam interview: SXSW 2010". Spinner.com. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Ehrlich, Brenna (June 27, 2011). "Kutiman Teams Up With Boom Pam for Trippy Music Video". Mashable. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tel Aviv: Fortuna Records, Radio Trip, A-Wa, Acid Arab, Boom Pam - BOILER ROOM". BOILER ROOM. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  7. ^ "Lineup 2015". Lollapalooza Argentina 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  8. ^ "פסטיבל הקצב 2014". City Mouse. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  9. ^ "boompamselda". boompamselda. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  10. ^ "Fuji Rock Festival 14 - English". fujirock-eng.com. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  11. ^ "Kojima Mayumi = 小島麻由美* - With Boom Pam = ウイズ ブーム・パム". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 

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