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Can music really move your mind and soul ?Coolooloosh - a 6 piece live Hip Hop- Funk international act touches both aspects with a cool mix that's danceable and fun but at the same time carries a message of peace and cultural tolerance coming from the great city of Jerusalem, Israel.


In 2003, five extremely talented musicians from Jerusalem, Israel, and around the world, found each other and came together to form one of the most unique and dynamic forces in the music world as we know it today. Suitably named “Coolooloosh”, a Jerusalemite word for celebration and joy; this is precisely what the band exudes with each and every exciting performance. Wooing fans around the world with their intelligent blend of genres, Coolooloosh combining Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz, and Funk, is one of Israel’s most popular groups, and is one of the very few well known emerging acts that can pull it off. Consistently, pushing the envelope, the band is destined to break internationally.

A diverse group of individuals, from varied musical backgrounds the band consists of Yuval Gerstein (Guitar and Vocal), Rebel Sun (MC), Ori Winokur (Bass and vocal), Yogev Shitrit (Drums), Arik Levy (Saxophones) and Sefi Zisling (Trumpet). Combining both English and Hebrew text into their songs and unique blend of genres only further enhances their distinctive style.

Following an extremely zealous show at the renown Sodra Theatre in Stockholm Sweden in May 2007, Coolooloosh forged on in August and September to continue an extremely successful and productive tour of Europe performing in the UK, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, and Hungary, including the well known “Spancirfest” festival in Croatia, gaining major attention and vast amounts of new fans at every show.

Recently at the invitation of Grammy® nominated engineer/producer David Ivory (The Roots, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu) the band traveled to the US in January of 2008 to record their new full length album with Ivory at the helm. “These guys are really something special and unique. When my associate brought them to my attention, it was a no-brainer that I had to work with them” stated Ivory.

In conjunction with recording the exciting new album, Coolooloosh toured across the US, including a show at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC , Avalon in Los- Angeles , House of Blues in San Diego , World Café Live in Philadelphia and finished the USA tour with a sold out show at the well known Joe’s Pub in Manhattan.

The new album tilted “Elements Of Sound” is distributed by a major record label in Israel as well as worldwide digital distribution.
Coolooloosh featured the Soul Legend – Bunny Sigler on two tracks of this new release and the world famous percussionist Pablo Batista (Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Diana Reeves).

Coolooloosh will embark on a worldwide tour throughout 2009 to celebrate the release of album including shows at the world famous Montreal Jazz Festival and the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

Look for this emerging artist to take the world by storm and break wide open onto the scene and quickly become a powerhouse in the international music community.

Press Quotes:

“This melting pot of sound recently kept a packed house at Joe’s Pub in New York moving and grooving until well into the night, a memorable close to a U.S tour…” Global Rhythm June 2008

“Coolooloosh is a band worth looking out for - a bastion of originality in a culture of copycats” Jerusalem Post Debut album review

“In short, the Israeli public can expect to hear a lot more from this band with the addictive sound and a magical ability to draw crowds” Jerusalem Post Show Review

“The Music is infectious and the crowd gets on their feet” Swindle Magazine L.A


Fight Rebel Sun


Live in the Dark

LP: Elements Of Sound (Produced by David Ivory)