Hummus Trail – the string of 60 odd places that Israelis cover each year after their compulsory military service back in their country. The best ones, as people say, are retained by military while others are allowed to pursue as per their will.
Despite of all the buzz around the concept, and the number of people who do this every year, still there is no proper source of information is available. To address the same, a travel planner start-up ‘Routern.com‘ took the initiative to provide all the required information at one place. And, since we at MuSlate strongly believes that travel and music can’t be separated, so we joined hands with them to organize a concert named after the Hummus Trail.
First edition of ‘The Hummus Trail Concert’ was organized at none other than in a monsoon laden, the cannabis-surrounded, relatively unknown village in the lap of stunning Himalayas, called Kalga.
Only a group of 30 people were invited for this exclusive event along with local guests staying the valley. The concert night was completely remarkable as the bonfire was set and Celebrity Violinist Aneesh Vidyashankar and renowned Guitarist Monjyoti Bhattacharya (MJ) gave an incomparable performance — All the lights were put off, and Aneesh started playing on his violin with his bow laden with bright white LED lights amidst the pin drop silence of mountains with just crickets giving their background sound. When he first hit the strings of violin, everybody could actually feel the goosebumps and a cold shiver down their spine.
After the concert, Routern.com launched their new product ‘The Hummus Trail’, which got really great response from the Israelis travelling there. The concert and the whole event was covered by various reporters and media persons which include teams from Shutterfly and The Broken Scooter.
The event was so appreciated that people continued to sing songs and play on guitar around bonfire throughout the night and along with lot of our Israelis guest, who were playing tirelessly on their percussion.
And as one of our guest summarized, “this was just not another music concert, but a whole new experience”. We promise to bring you many more such events in future, and our travel partners at Routern.com are always there to help you plan your travel.
Stay Musical ! Keep Traveling !!