Jamaya come from Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv and have been playing together since they were 16. They combine a very modern beat with traditional jazz and are well known for their stirring, energetic shows. Meskie Shibru is Israels most famous Ethiopian model, actress singer and director. She moved to Israel aged 16, living with a family of Holocaust survivors. Her parents were able to join her after several years. Meskie is very much in demand in Israel and abroad. The Gala Concert will again be compered by acclaimed Israeli actress, playwright, director and stand-up Hadar Galron.