The encounter between composer Aviva Amir and her daughter, mezzo-soprano Maya Amir, combines original Israeli music, classical music and music from the East. Aviva Amir is a descendent of exiles from Spain who wandered to Algeria, Egypt and finally settled in Safed and Tiberias. The natural combinations of elements of classical Arab music, piyyut, and Ladino songs, new Israeli music and classical music took shape as she was growing up. She created fascinating, sensitive connections between texts, rhythms and melodies. These links were thus natural for Maya Amir, who brings diverse vocal abilities to the performance, deepening the influences of classical music and embracing the landscapes of her native Tiberias in her songs.
Maya Amir, mezzo-soprano; Liat Saba, cello; Eran Madmon, classical guitar; Yonatan Zohar, percussion; Aviva Amir, lyrics, melodies; Alon Ohana, arrangements, musical management