Harel Skaat, one of the most popular musicians in Israel today will be appearing in at the Hillel House, 388 N. Pleasant St. As well as performing some of his award winning songs, he will be talking about being part of the LGBT community in Israel.
Harel Skaat, born in Kfar-Sava, Israel in 1981, was just 5 years old when his kindergarten teacher noticed that little Harel had a unique vocal ability.
Harel was in the second year of his studies at “Beit Zvi” – the Academy fr the Performing Arts, when he joined the second season of “A Star Is Born”, the Israeli adaptation of American Idol. Though he finished second in the season finale, he received the highest number of votes during all the show’s stages due to his stunning performances and inspiring vocal abilities. After the show ended, he signed a recording contract with one of the largest music companies in Israel.
Now, at age 31, Harel has became one of the leading and most sought-after artists in Israel. With two best selling albums and all the awards possible in the Israel music industry, he has been described as the “the most passionate singing voice in Israel.”
This event is free and open to the public.
From the west:Take Mass Pike (I-90) W, take exit for 91 (exit 4) Take 91 N to exit 19 (Amherst/Northampton) Make a right off the ramp, go over the bridge onto Rt. 9. You will continue for a few miles, made a left onto Rt. 116N (towards Sunderland). Take the first exit for UMass. Drive straight through the campus, past the Visitor's Center. The road will curve to the right, take the first right after the light onto Phillips St.From the east:Take Mass Pike (I 90) E. Take exit for I 91. Take 91 North to exit 19 (Amherst/Northampton) Make a right off the ramp onto Rt. 9. You will continue for a few miles, make a left onto Rt. 116 (towards Sunderland) Take the first exit for UMass. Drive straight through the campus, past the Visitor's Center. The road will curve to the right, take the first right after the light onto Phillips St.