THE 9TH HULLEGEB ISRAELI-ETHIOPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL
Israeli jazz pianist Omri Mor is one of the most highly esteemed and original musicians in Israel. He created a surprising and refreshing link between jazz and the Andalusian music of the Maghreb. In his new performance, Mor creates a contemporary musical encounter that extends to various corners of the African continent, with an ensemble of jazz musicians who emphasize their diverse personal perspectives. Mor diversifies the West African roots of his work, connecting them to Ethiopian jazz. He will appear together with saxophonist and vocalist Abatte Barihun, the outstanding proponent of Ethio-jazz in Israel and of Jewish-Ethiopian song, who perpetuates the musical culture of the heart of the African continent.
Omri Mor, piano, musical direction; Abatte Barihun, saxophone, vocals; Elad Levy, kamanja; Avri Borochov, bass; Amir Bresler, drums