Artist Leah Avraham creates a journey of song and dance. The journey begins in the high mountains of the Hogriya district of southern Yemen, from which she immigrated to Israel as a child. It continues with her role as dancer, creator and vocalist with the Inbal and Batsheva dance companies, and concludes with songs of Israel and Hogriya. Avraham is known for combining the dance traditions of Yemen with modern dance. For many years she researched the heritage of women’s song from Yemen and in her performance, presents songs and dances of women from the Hogriya region. Vocalist Ofer Kalaf and paytan Tom Fogel join her, both descended from Hogriya families, and present Hogriya men’s songs of the piyyutim of Shalom Shabazi. In addition, Avraham will perform some of her most popular works with her friend, vocalists Esti Keinan-Ofri.
Lea Avraham, vocals; Tom Fogel, vocals; Ofer Callaf, vocals; Yarden Erez, oud, violin, jumbush; David Digmi, percussion; Orian Shukron, piano; Guest artists: Esti Keinan-Ofri, vocals