September 22, 2023

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Yamma Ensemble brings tunes of the Jewish diaspora to Athens

Over thousands of decades of Jewish migration, communities have made unique musical models. The Yamma Ensemble, Israel’s foremost entire world songs team, performs both equally historical and contemporary Hebrew songs from all over the Jewish diaspora. The group would make its Athens debut on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hugh Hodgson Live performance Hall. A pre-concert converse begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets begin at just $25, and UGA college student tickets are only $10.

“So, what is the secret of Yamma that catches so easily the ear of 1000’s of listeners all over the globe?” the ensemble’s website asks. The new music is unusual, esoteric, niche and played with ancient devices (duduk, ney, kopuz, oud, shofar) and generates the emotion of ancient periods and a strong sense of non secular heritage and custom although the elements are at times initial and contemporary.

“The audio, the overall performance, the selection of the materials and the shifting preparations took this new music considerably further than any expectation of the ensemble customers. Without the need of distinctive strategies, the ensemble turned international and global, however managed to continue being authentic, local and faithful to the region in which it created and was born,” according to the web site

The ensemble’s check out to Athens involves a Piedmont Athens Regional Overall performance for Youthful Individuals on  Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. for extra data, connect with 706-542-2634. Yamma will also give a general public workshop in Ramsey Live performance Corridor on Sept. 22 at 12:45 p.m. admission is totally free with no registration.

About the artists

Talya G.A Solan is an independent Israeli singer, songwriter and producer who graduated magna cum laude from the school of arts in Tel Aviv University. She has launched the Yamma Ensemble and The Israeli Ethnic Ensemble, with whom she unveiled three albums and keeps performing worldwide. She is also a member of the Kedem Ensemble, a Swiss-Iranian-Israeli-Italian group. Her influences and inspiration are derived from ancient instances, tribal singing, sacred and secular Jewish chants and unique natural Center Japanese flavors.

Yonnie Dror plays Japanese and Western wind devices and was born and raised in Jerusalem. His musical training was acquired at the Tel Aviv New music Academy and the Jerusalem Eastern Tunes Heart. He specializes in taking part in numerous wind instruments: duduk, ney, shofars, clarinet, saxophones, flutes, etc. He performs and documents with numerous well known Israeli bands: Rita, Idan Raichel, Shiri Maimon, Evyatar Banai. In modern yrs, he also took section in theater productions.

Aviv Bahar specializes in string devices. He was born and raised at Kibbutz Afek and Kibbutz Yodfat. Self-taught, he specializes in people string devices from the East: kopuz, oud, sitar. He has been composing and arranging because early childhood and is motivated by Persian, Kurdish and Turkish new music. He has collaborated with masters of Center Japanese music in Israel (Diwan Saz, Mark Eliyahu, Amir Shahasar). He has also unveiled two albums of original Hebrew pop mainstream music with his musical spouse, cellist Hadas Kleinman.

Sahar David plays Middle Eastern percussion such as darbuka, daf, cajon and frame drums. He was born and elevated in Ashqelon. His big new music influences arrive from Moroccan, Turkish and Yemenite music. David plays in the Israeli Countrywide Andalusian Orchestra of Ashdod as a ney player and plays a wide selection of instruments which include guitar, piano, and flutes. He also sings. In addition to songs, David has worked in the Israeli wildlife healthcare facility.

Avri Borochov is a double bass player and a musical producer. He was classically qualified by Israel Philharmonic Orchestra double bass maestro Eli Magen, practiced Indian classical new music with tabla expert Samir Chatterjee, mentored by Afro-Brazilian folklore professor Mestre Camisa, and discovered jazz with Reggie Workman, Junior Mance, Peter Bernstein and Aaron Goldberg. In 2008, Borochov graduated from the New School University in New York in jazz composition and effectiveness.

3 techniques to purchase

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  2. Get in touch with the Undertaking Arts Middle box office environment at 706-542-4400, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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