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The Schmooze

Norwegian Superstar Kygo Plays Israel

I don’t know who Kygo is. You don’t know who Kygo is. But both of us have probably heard Kygo dozens of times — the tropical house music sensation was the fastest artist to have music streamed one billion times on Spotify. He has collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez, and he made history performing at the Olympics.

And Kygo, the Singapore-born Norwegian DJ, knows exactly what the Dead Sea is.

The multi-hyphenate musical talent floated in the famed waters on Monday after playing a massive show in Tel Aviv over the weekend. The show was the artist’s first in Israel, but it seems he’s taken to the country. Look closely at the picture — that’s an Israeli newspaper.

Baruch haba, Kygo!

Bucket list: Float in the Dead Sea✔️

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Here’s Kygo performing in Tel Aviv:

Tel Aviv??❤️

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Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny




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