WHAT WE OFFER

Total of six parties and even more

Three evening parties

Two fascinating lectures

One amazing daytime party

 Live bands that will knock your socks off

Monday evening after party

The very best DJs we can procure for you

 Blindy Pre-party by Swing It (25 NIS)

 Handpicked venues for the blues mood

The love and hospitality of one of the warmest dance scenes in the world

 Spring time in February

 The Best Hummus you've ever had

 
 

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY FEB 7th

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

TIME:

PARTY: 

SINGLE TICKET: 

ADDRESS:

23:00 - 2:00

Blindy (blues+lindy) Preparty

Not included in the pass (additional 25 NIS)     

Hosted by Swing It, Studio Naim, 46 Salame Street

MONDAY

THURSDAY FEB 7th

Welcome party

FRIDAY

Two parties and lecture

SATURDAY

Closing party and lecture

SUNDAY

After-party

MONDAY

 

MUSIC: BANDS

DOV HAMMER

Dov Hammer is one of Israel's leading Blues artists. He has been playing and singing for over 25 years throughout the USA, Israel and Europe.

 

Dov has released 8 albums of original Blues, and shared stages with such great Blues artists as Johnny Winter, Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson and many more.

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Photo by David Guy

MUSIC: DJS

Photo by Mark Hart

DJ ANNA

Anna has always loved music of all kinds (it’s genetic – she is Welsh!). One of the things she particularly loves about blues (both the music and the dance) is the breadth and diversity – there are songs to suit every mood and a way to dance that expresses it. She loves everything, but is particularly drawn to slow gooey songs, sweeping flowy songs, elegant jazzy songs and anything with plenty of dramatic hits!

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VENUES

GAGARIN

With its Grungey post industrial look, this newly renovated venue is perfect for a blues party.  They provide top notch sound, lighting, and ambience.

 

Gagarin is curated by an independent art community with a deep commitment to animal rights, therefore a majority of their revenue is donated for the benefit of shelter animals.

Floor: Hardwood. Not a waxed dancefloor, but wood.

 

MEMORIES

Black Coffee Blues 2018

 

Black Coffee Blues 2017 and 2018

Photos by Dan Erez  with contributions by Victor Zi and Daniel Kashi

REGISTRATION

We are super happy that you are excited about registering for Black Coffee Blues Exchange 2019!

 

Participation for Israelis: 250 NIS

Participation for foreign guests: €55

Are you Israeli and want to be a superhero? Register to host!

 
 

ISRAEL

So you have started planning your trip? Great! We would like to help you a bit!

ABOUT THE COUNTRY

Located at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa, Israel is one of the most significant countries in the Middle East, which is situated alongside the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel is an attractive land that includes various historical and religious sites as well as modern beach resorts, archaeological tourism, heritage tourism and ecotourism.

ETIQUETTE

Black Coffee Blues Exchange (BCB) reserves the right to take action against anyone who has violated following rules. Basically... Don't be an ass!

Treat your fellow dancers with respect. Listen to what they tell you, both verbally and non-verbally.

No means no! Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

 

BCB will be attended by people from many different dance scenes. Be aware that what is acceptable in one scene may not be so in another. Be sensitive and attentive!

 

BCB will be attended by individuals from numerous ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds as well as people from a rainbow of genders and sexual orientations. Please be respectful!

 

 

If you find yourself in need of help with any of these issues during the exchange, please seek out our representatives who will be on hand at all events to provide assistance.

 

THE IDEA

IT WAS A HOT EVENING IN JULY

Liraz and Ben were on their way home from their Blues party and, as was their habit, bickering about music:  

 

Ben: "You know what would be fun?"

Liraz: "Tell me what you think would be fun."

Ben: "To organize a Blues Exchange."

Liraz: "Fine."

Ben: "Fine!"

 

Budgets were made, calculations argued over, venues spoken, musicians harangued. It turned it was fine.

Photo by Dan Erez