The Sound of Israeliana

An eclectic hybrid of inspirations, the Botimzog band spreads love through musical chaos around the kumzitz campfire.

How did the 10 members of Botimzog, which launches its debut album today at The Zone Club in Tel Aviv, come to form a band that sings campfire songs? "Sex!" tosses one of the band's two soloists, Chemi (from Shabak Samech), while his friend Kfir Rimoch, also a soloist and a guitarist in the band, suddenly tries to be the more serious one (not an easy task) and says: "The core of 'Botimzog' was...