Samaritan vocal artist Sofie Sedaka and Hadar Maoz, whose works preserve her Persian-Bukharan roots, seek to experience the female musical world, songs and drumming from the days of ancient Hebrew culture. From the time of the Israelite kingdom women, such as Miriam and Deborah the Prophetess, or Hanna—were bearers of an extensive musical culture, preserved through the generations in different traditions.
The performance presents songs of the ancient Jewish and Hebrew tradition, in arrangements by Maoz and percussionist Yaniv Teichman. The innovative arrangements and electrifying drumming segments breathe new life into those feminine songs and traditions, about which Maoz and Sedaka tell during the course of the performance.
Hadar Maoz, vocals, Persian tar, doira drums, darbuka, guitars, musical production; Sofie Sedaka, vocals, riq; Yaniv Teichman, oud; Itamar Asaf Tal, percussion
Photo Sofie Sedaka: Ilan Siman Tov
Photo Hadar Maoz: mhkuo Georg Cizek-Graf
22nd Jerusalem International Oud Festival, 2021
18–27 November 2021