Paytan and Jewish-Andalusian musical artist Hai Korkos returns with Matrouz (“embroidery”), songs written in Hebrew and Arabic from Spain and North Africa. Korkos connects two neighboring musical worlds: shirat habakashot of Moroccan Jewry, taken from the book Shir yedidut, which is a collection of ancient piyyutim, and works from the Andalusian al-Ala, complex songs from Morocco. In the performance the Hebrew and Arabic languages intertwine and the Andalusian music is embroidered with the Jewish piyyutim.
Hai Korkos, soloist, musical director, tar; Elad Levy, violin, ensemble director; Uriah Haroush, oud; Dror Tubul, bass; Netanel Ben Shitrit, darbuka
Hai Korkos. Photo: Studio Beit Hatzilum Jerusalem
Elad Levi. Photo: Soufiane Bouhali
Uriah Haroush. Photo: Moshe Eliyahu
Dror Touboul. Photo: Guy Vago
Matan Caspi. Photo: Hannah Tayeb