A couple of Israeli artists – guitarist Anton Dmitriev and Julia Garnets – are set to perform in Vietnam for the first time on June 3. They will bring with them a magnetic energy that will electrify both on and off stage.
The dynamic duo of electro-pop musicians, Ice Hokku, are no strangers to sold-out concerts. After a successful tour of Europe, they are now set to perform in Vietnam. Don’t miss your chance to witness their spectacular show and be a part of the electric atmosphere!
“Ice Hokku is the perfect expression of Israeli culture and attitude,” said the cultural attaché of the Israeli embassy about the upcoming show of an Israeli couple. They bring the local sounds of the region, but with a touch of innovation added to the mix. Using a looper and modern technology, they have created a new sound that will surely be embraced by the young Vietnamese audience.
|Guitarist Anton Dmitriev and singer Julia Garnits in a performance. Photo: Israeli Embassy to Vietnam|
“When invited to Vietnam, we didn’t hesitate for a moment. We were filled with enthusiasm for the prospect of visiting Vietnam, just like so many other Israelis,” Anton Dmitriev enthused.
The dynamic duo from Israel is renowned for its thriving music scene. As Anton Dmitriev explains, “Tel Aviv is aptly nicknamed ‘the city that never sleeps’ – you can find live music playing from 7 pm to 7 am on any Thursday, Friday or Saturday. From DJs to indie acts and all kinds of concerts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”
“The indie music scene in Tel Aviv, or ‘underground’ as it is known locally, is at an exceptional level,” noted Garnits. “Although larger venues mainly feature mainstream Israeli artists, a lot of independent music is created with many collaborations.” Israel is a small country, but it has a wealth of talented musicians.
There is a lot of anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming open-air live concert in Hanoi. People from all over the world have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the performers, and the city is abuzz with anticipation. Everyone is looking forward to the amazing show that will be put on by the talented artists. From the lights to the sounds, this will be an unforgettable event for all involved.
The sound is inspired by the Middle East, Israel, and the world, and reflects their diverse backgrounds and influences.
Founded in 2016, Ice Hokku grew up listening to Western music and were inspired by the authenticity of Israel and the Middle East. The band’s name is a play on words, a playful blend of Japanese poetry, Hokku, and ice hockey. Ice Hokku are Israeli live-looping artists with an electronic-acoustic sound. The mix of guitars, synthesizers, drum machines, and vocal layers creates a unique musical experience. The duo’s music is mostly pop songs in English and Hebrew with powerful, creative vocals. The sound is inspired by the Middle East, Israel, and the world, and reflects their diverse backgrounds and influences.
The duo Ice Hokku has released their debut live album, Fikus 2, two EPs, three singles, four clips, and five live sessions. They played about 150 sold-out shows in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and many other cities across Israel. In 2022, Ice Hokku participated in the international Israel Music Showcase Festival. Last year, they were on tour in Europe with stops in Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Kazakhstan, and other cities.