The Jerusalem Tarab Ensemble for Andalusian Music, directed by violinist Elad Levi, will host this inter-generational encounter between two of the leading artists in the world of Moroccan Andalusian music: Rabbi-paytan Haim Louk, regarded as one of the greatest proponents of North African piyyut in general and Andalusian-Jewish in particular; and Moroccan Marouane Hajji, an expert in Sufi music of the Maghreb and talented performer of the Andalusian genre in Morocco. The Andalusian tarab will be presented in Hebrew and Arabic, together and separately, as was the custom in times past in Morocco.
The Jerusalem Tarab ensemble, under the direction of Elad Levy and Hai Korkos, assembles young musicians who specialize in preservation of the Andalusian tradition of the Maghreb, as customarily performed by Moroccan Jews. The ensemble works under the inspiration of Haim Louk, Haim Biton and the late Yeshua Azoulay and Meir Atiya.
Rabbi-paytan Haim Louk, vocals; Marouane Hajji, vocals; Elad Levi, violin, musical management; Hai Korkos, vocals, artistic consulting; Ran Erez, rebab; Yohai Cohen, oud, vocals; Uriya Harush, oud; Kobi Asor, violin; Elhanan Friedman, violin; Avraham Mimran, viola; Yogev Levy, nai; Dariya Mosenzon,piano; Gilad Vaknin, mandol; Netanel Ben Shitrit, tar; Hillel Amsalem, darbuka; Dror Tubul, bass
Rabbi-paytan Haim Louk. photo: Shmulik Balmas