Vocalist and tar player Nissim Lugasi is an expert on Persian and Turkish-Ottoman classical song, and directs Maqamat—The Academy of Eastern Music in Safed. Nissim Lugasi and the Meshi Ensemble perform music influenced by ancient Persian, Turkish and Central Asian musical traditions. In this unique performance the Persian kingdom meets Andalusia—the ancient Jewish songs and texts from the Silk Route come together with the Spanish and Andalusian song, as well as contemporary Eastern music. The music reveals an ancient spiritual journey that touches upon memories and longing for roots, and offers a harmonic blend of sacred and secular, between memory and new spirit. The ensemble will host international vocalist-composer Mor Karbasi.
Nissim Lugasi, vocals, Persian tar; Yaniv Rabah, barbat (Persian oud); Yogev Levy, nai; Yair Mor, percussion; Karen Lugasi, frame drums; Mor Karbasi, vocals