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Israeli Reggae Band to perform at Fountain Square July 9

Enjoy “Hump Day” island style for Reggae Wednesdays at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. Part of the PNC Summer Music Series, organized by 3CDC, Wednesday evenings this summer reggae bands take to the stage to showcase their Caribbean inspired tunes. This Wednesday, July 9, Zvuloon Dub System will take the P&G Music Stage at Fountain Square with a free concert that kicks off at 7:00 p.m.

The July 9 concert in Cincinnati is part of Zuvuloon Dub System’s 2014 Summer Tour. Other tour stops have included cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and an upcoming stop in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Hailing from Tel Aviv, Zvuloon Dub System is known as Israel’s leading World-Reggae band. Stemming from a multicultural middle-eastern music scene, Zvuloon Dub System sings in English and Amharic. Formed in 2006 by the Smilan brothers, the 8 piece band is known to have some of the best Israeli underground musicians.

The band shares the same passion for roots reggae and dub, with influences from a variety of music styles, like Ethiopian jazz and rare grooves from the 70’s, USA's soul, funk and jazz, alongside with Israeli mizrahi (oriental) music.

Zvuloon Dub System members include:

Gili Yalo on Vocals, Inon Peretz on Trumpet, Idan Salomon on Alto Sax, Ilan Adiri on Tenor Sax, Ilan Smilan on Lead Guitar, Simon Nahum on Rhythm Guitar, Lior Romano on Organ, Micha Gilad on Piano, Yacov Lilay on Krar / Bass Krar, Tal Marcus on Bass, and Asaf Smilan on Drums and Percussions.

According to Roger Steffens, Founding Chairman, Reggae Grammy Committee, "Zvuloon Dub System demonstrates conclusively why they are Israel's top reggae band, proving great roots music today finds some of its finest expressions outside its Jamaican homeland."

Parking is available at Fountain Square in the in the Fountain Square Parking Garage. To see rates and spaces available in real time, click here. Fountain Square is located at 5th & Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

To learn more about Zuvuloon Dub System and to hear some of their music, visit them on Facebook at or their website.
You can also view the complete schedule of the PNC Summer Music Series here.