...between East and West
sunday 14 may 2017 - 5PM
- 46 av. Miremont - 1206 Geneva
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Talya G.A. Solan
colorful voice, her expressiveness and the fascinating musical material
she interprets have drawn international attention to her work.
Her passion for feminine songs and sacred and secular Jewish vocal
music, as well as her love for the Hebrew language and her deep
affection for the ancient texts, have made Talya Solan stand out as a
fresh and attractive musician of exceptional talent.
specialist in playing several oriental and western wind instruments
: duduk, nay, shofar, clarinet, saxophone, flutes, etc... he
performs and records with numerous popular Israeli groups : Rita,
Idan Raichel, Shiri Maimon, Evyatar Banai....
musician who specializes in string instruments, in particular the folk
instruments of the East : kopuz, oud, sitar. He has been
composing music since the age of ten and has been strongly influenced
by Persian, Kurdish and Turkish music. He has collaborated with
the masters of Middle-Eastern music in Israel (Diwan Saz, Mark Eliyahu,
Nur Bar Goren
Bar Goren plays the percussion instruments found in the Middle-East
: darbuka, riq, cajon, frame drum. His major musical
influence comes from Turkish and Persian music. He leads
percussion workshops for all ages and performs throughout the world
with various musical groups.
as an amazingly versatile bass player and a man of his times, he began
his classical training with maestro Eli Magen and the Israeli
Philharmonic Orchestra and later played classical Indian music with the
tabla guru Samir Chatterjee. He then followed the teaching of the
Afro-Brazilian folklore teacher Mestre Camisa and finished by learning
jazz with Reggie Workman, Junior Mance, Peter Bernstein and Aaron
Above and beyond the usual
repertoire of Jewish music (Sefarade, Klezmer, Yemenite, etc.) of
foremost importance to the Yamma Ensemble is original music which draws
from ancient traditions.
Using acoustic instruments which, in part,
have their origins in the East, the ensemble integrates western musical
forms into the Middle-Eastern musical elements and combines the
melismatic richness of orirental Maqam with the charm of irregular
The artists of the Yamma Ensemble
explore the territory of free improvisation, all the while remaining
faithful to the character of the Middle East region where they were
born and grew up. They show us their native landscape with
elements of typically Israeli music.
The sensitivity of these musicians and their open spirit, the
different origins and musical traditions from which they draw
their inspiration are so many bridges between cultures and traditions,
invitations to travel the pathways between East and West.
It is on
these bridges and along these pathways that the AMJ association is
happy to invite the Geneva public to discover these rich and generous
sounds, share the desire to meet and exchange brought by these
The organization of this concert has been made possible thanks to the unfailing support of the members of AMJ.
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