Vocalist Ilana Eliya presents her fifth album and the new performance Ahava beta`anugim (love, for delights). The show includes piyyutim that she composed from the book Shir Yedidut and biblical texts, some of which she composed and some she adapted to Kurdish folk melodies. In addition. Eliya performs songs in Aramaic (the language of Kurdish Jewry) that used to be sung by Jewish women of Kurdistan on the eve of Tisha beAv. These piyyutim and songs were the basis for special Kurdish dances, and Kurdish Jews used to sing and dance to the rhythm of love songs, as well as ones in the language of the Holy Scriptures. The musical production of Yehuda Ashash gives a current interpretation to these traditional piyyutim and songs.
Ilana Eliya, vocals; Eliyahu Digmi, saz; Yehuda Ashash, musical direction, bass guitar; Gil Shapira, guitar; Oren Fried, percussion; Yahela Lachmish, vocals, sound effects; Michal Tamari, vocals, sound effects; guest artist: Yagel Haroush, kamanja, nai
photo: Moshe Nahumovitz