In view of the success of their closing performance at last year’s Hullegeb Festival, singer songwriter Shlomo Bar, pianist Omri Mor and saxophonist and vocalist Abate Berihun join forces in this new performance for the Oud Festival, with additional musicians. It is Mor who made the surprising and refreshing connection between jazz and the Andalusian music of the Maghreb; Berihun is the outstanding proponent of ethno-jazz in Israeli culture and of Ethiopian Jewish song; and Bar is a pioneer of ethnic music in Israel, leader and founder of Habrera Hativit. Together, they continue their journey together, delving into the musical worlds of North Africa, Ethiopia and jazz, combining these musical cultures in an Israeli musical crucible that is, at the same time, universal.
Omri Mor, piano, musical management; Shlomo Bar, vocals, drum; Abate Berihun, saxophone, vocals; Eliyahu Digmi, sax, string instruments; Elad Levi, kamanja; Gilad Abro, bass; Amir Bresler, drums
Omri Mor. Photo: Yossi Zwecker
Abate Berihun. Photo: Nir Shanani
Shlomo Bar. Photo: PR