Broadcaster, editor, journalist, teacher and writer. Member of the Israeli Education Ministry’s Music Committee. Artistic Director of The Red Sea Jazz Festival. Member of the planning committee of Unesco’s FORUM CULTURAL MUNDIAL (Brazil, 2004/2006). In 2009 he received Awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
1973 to 2014
Broadcaster and editor, primarily of music programs, I.D.F. Radio (a national public radio station); 15 years as director of the music department. Currently editing daily shows, broadcasting a weekly two-hour world music program and creating special shows with musicians releasing new CDs.
After retiring from I.D.F. Radio, start to broadcast once a week “mostly jazz” @ 88FM national radio.
2011 to present
Artistic Director of THE RED SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL – winter edition.
2012 to 2014
Artistic director of THE RED SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL,(summer edition – together with Eli Degibri) the biggest music festival in Israel.
2004 to present
Member, WCO (World Culture Open) consultant board, and head of the jury in the music competition in WCO's festivities in Seoul (September 2004)
Artistic director of the Brazilian CHORO year in Israel and a consultant to the Brazilian embassy for their Brazilian music seasons in Israel. 2008/2009
2007 to 2011
Artistic director of the Giv'a'taim (Israel) Jazz Festival
Artistic director for International Music Exposure for international presenters organized by Israeli Foreign Ministry
Artistic director, "La Fete de la Musique," organized by the French Embassy with the collaboration of the Tel Aviv Municipality.
2004 – 2006
Member of the planning committee of Unesco’s FORUM CULTURAL MUNDIAL in 2004 in Sao Paolo and in 2006 in Rio de Janeiro.
Artistic director of the “Hearing the World Festival,” Tel Aviv.
Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals in Europe (EFWMF); member since 1998; chairman of this organization from October, 2004, to October, 2005;
Edited the Forum’s International Newsletter (released twice a year) for three years.
Lectures on World Music at many Israeli academic institutions on World Music,
Lectures on Israeli World Music at venues around the world, including the music conservatory of Marseille, the Rosario university in Bogota, Columbia, and many radio shows about Israeli music in Australia, new Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal.
2014 - Lecturing a semester in North Eastern University – “Music Without Boundries.”
Articles on music in newspapers, and magazines. For more than a decade the music reporter of the Israeli National Geographic Magazine – Massa Acher.
From 1983 on tourist guide to South America (Brazil, Chile, Argentina).
From 2001 on tourist guide to Cuba, Jamaica and T&T.
Tourist guide to groups of “music-nuts” along the Mississippi river and West Africa.
Rough Guide to World Music, Volume I: Africa, Europe & Middle East, 2006, chapter on Israel
Under the title: “Israel, a narrow bridge”
Member of the Israeli Education Ministry’s Music Committee.
Advisor to theater and music producers on music.
Awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters) by the French government.
The prize for life achievement for the radio show “Panta Rei” – everything flows – broadcasted since 1982 till August 2014.
Speaks seven languages: Hebrew, English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Yiddish.