Simulakra is a band fusing a broad spectrum of middle eastern music, balkan, Latin and more while pouring reality based and fictional story-like texts, generating a full-on energetic show and well detailed composition.
The group was founded by Jazz academy graduates and accomplished musicians Avner Cohen (Double Bass) and Michael Glucksmann (Guitar) who joined with Ivan Ceresnjes (Percussion) in Jerusalem 2013. At the same year the band recorded a 3-song EP, performed in several venues in Jerusalem and moved to Berlin, Germany.
Moving to Berlin, the band recruited Ittai Reznik as their new Drummer and Performed in numerous venues and Festivals in Berlin, Leipzig Dresden and more including: Karneval der Kulturen, Humboldthain Club, Urban Spree, Kulturfabric Moabit – Musique Maudite Festival, Kallasch& Moabiter Barprojekt, Mein Haus Am See, Prachtwerk Berlin, Blondes, Ostpoll, Tagträumer - Laucha an der Unstrut, Tabori, Lipopette, Lagari, Shangl Hangl and more... During this concert local german musicians from different origins joined and affected the band's sound.
The band has independently produced and released their 2nd EP, which was recorded in Tel Aviv at The Slick studio by Yuval Gerstein on December 2016 and was promoted by touring Germany and Israel on summer 2017. The 3rd EP recordings are planned for April 2018.
GENRE Middle Eastern,Balkan, Latin
MEMBERS Avner Cohen – Double Bass, Vocals
Michael Glucksmann – Guitar, Vocals
Itai Reznik – Drums, Percussion
GUESTS Alexey Kotchetkov - Violin
Milad Khawam - Trumpet
Milo Lombardi - Saxophones
Ivan Ceresnjes – Percussion
Oved Pintchover - Sopran Sax
Ellad Gelert - Alto Sax (only on recording)
Will Henderson - Trumpet
Nir Armon - Alto Sax
Elik Harpaz - Viola