Yonatan Gat Biography (Wikipedia)
Yonatan Gat is a guitarist, producer, composer and bandleader based in New York. His cross-genre sound was called "a vital new music form" by Magnet Magazine, "melding improvisation, world music, punk and avant garde."
His band Monotonix got banned from playing concerts in Israel which led Gat – a conscientious objector – to leave his home country and perform around the world, playing 2,000 concerts in 5 continents. Rolling Stone editor David Fricke celebrated the multiculturalism of Gat's sound, calling him "a citizen of the world," adding "Gat wields his guitar like a universal translator."
After relocating to Paris, Porto, and New Orleans, Gat found a home in New York, where his work was profiled by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wire, UNCUT, Pitchfork, NPR, Vice,The New Yorker and People Magazine. The Village Voice named him "Best Guitarist in New York, 2013," and The Guardian listed his album Universalists in their top ten contemporary albums of 2018.
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