Zohar Fresco - Percussion Master
Omer Klein - Jazz Trio
Miriam Toukan - Ethnic Arabic
Shahab Tolouie - Iranian music
Aletchko Trio - Balkan/Klezmer
Modus Quartet - Ethnic Jazz
Einat&Hakim - Acoustic Soul/Worldmusic
Yossi Sassi - Oriental Rock Guitar
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ZOHAR FRESCO (ISR)
JEWISH/ISRAELI FRAME DRUM
Zohar Fresco understood the symbolic value, the wide range of the musical phenomenon and the rediscovery of the Jewish Israeli frame drum (Tof Miriam). Creating a new musical drumming culture and developing a unique fingering technique and musical language, Zohar Fresco expresses a new Middle Eastern style through original compositions.
Lineup: Zohar Fresco (perc.), tba (acc.), tba (lyra)
OMER KLEIN TRIO (DE)
NEW CD OUT
A virtuoso pianist, authoritative band leader and prolific composer, Omer Klein is being marked by the media as one of the most exciting and original musicians on the international scene. Klein has released four albums that have received praising reviews in the American and European press. The Omer Klein Trio with bassist Hagai Cohen and drummer Amir Bresler their new CD on Plus Loin Record!
Lineup: Omer Klein (piano.), Haggai Cohen Milo (bass), Amir Bresler (drums)
Miriam Toukan (ISR)
ALSO AS QUARTET!
Out of a Christian Arab family from Israel - from the so-called 1948 Palestinians - Miriam has a special story to sing. Through the fruitful work with drum master Zohar Fresco and Omri Hason (CH), Miriam started to find her own unique style, a mixture between motifs from Arabic (Lebanese styled) music with Jewish songs and western Israeli music, thus creating powerful and unconventional renditions.
Lineup: Miriam Toukan (voc.) available with various musicians
PERSIAN GUITAR MASTER
shahab tolouie (IRn)
Iranian fusion trio
Excellent performance, originality as well as virtuosity of each member of the trio takes the audience to an exciting journey from the Caspian Sea to Persian Gulf and through the entire Mediterranean to Spain. The unique triple-neck FuseTar (a symbiosis of Oud, Flamenco guitar & Persian Setar), accompanied by Jan’s funky grooves of semi-acoustic fretless bass and Habib’s mastership on percussions forms a strong rhythmical and melodic ground for Shahab’s dynamic contemporary voice and Habib’s south Iranian mystical vocals to create a moment for the listener to remember.
Lineup: Shahab Tolouie (guit.), Jan Urbanec (bass), Habiboo Boushehri (perc.)
ALETCHKO TRIO (RU/ISR)
Aletchko Trio plays music that makes each conert a celebration of Balkan, Klezmer and Groove! Aletchko is a virtuous violinist and his music mixes Russian classical tradition, Balkan beats and Middle Eastern sounds. Aletchko is supported by guitarist Cristian Varas and percussionist Peter Kuhnsch.
Lineup: Aletchko (violin), Cristian Varas (guit.), Peter Kuhnsch (perc.)
modus quartet (ch)
with omri hason, album "mosaic"
The Modus Quartet weaves Mediterranean spirit and diverse folk sounds with jazz, creating a lively musical tapestry close to ethnic world music. With Omri Hason's pulsating Oriental rhythms, Beyeler's hypnotic grooves, Wüthrich's lyric sounds and Messina's virtuosity, Modus Quartet conjures up a wide spectrum from melancholy to joy.
Lineup: Omri Hason (perc.), Lorenz Beyeler (D. Bass), Wege Wüthrich (Clarinet/Sax), Antonello Messina (Acc.)
EINAT & HAKIM (ISR/ALG)
VOICES OF THE DESERT
Einat Betzalel, a very gifted singer/songwriter, was born in Israel to a Jewish Yemenite family. Hakim Boukhit, a first class bass player, composer and producer, was born in France to a Sufi- Algerian family. From the minute they met - their connection and musical collaboration was magical. EINAT & HAKIM's musical journey on stage draw influences from their oriental roots and from soul music. They are a symbol for tolerance and peace bringing hope to the heart of their listeners.
Lineup: Einat Betzalel (voc), Hakim Boukhit (bass)
yossi sassi (ISR)
THE "MELTING CLOCKS"
Yossi Sassi blends East with West, Rock with World music, melodic tunes with progressive passages, and traditional folk instruments with roaring electric riffs. Sassi is also a founding member of "Orphaned Land" (Century Media USA/EMI), the worldwide pioneers of oriental metal, but now continues to soar to new horizons.
Lineup: YOSSI SASSI (guitar&traditional instruments), Or Lubianiker (bass), Ben Azar (guitars), Shay Ifrah (drums)