At its core, Tu B’Shvat is a holiday expressing the connection between humanity and the Earth.
The music of the Piyut Ensemble creates a new language, emerging from the Earth and enrichening our lives. Energetic group singing, seeking to awaken the body and the spirit. This spirit seeks to plant roots in the desert sands, a yearning search for a new home. These new songs have ripened over the past few months and are now sprouting from the Earth. The concert will also include original performances of old Hebrew songs and the Tu B’Shvat piyutim of the Ben Ish Chai.
The Piyut Ensemble by the Ben-Zvi institute:
Vocals and Palmas – Yosef Abehsira, Hertzel Amouyal, Shlomi Ben-Lulu, Raphaël Bensoussan, Eliyahou Edrei, Yehuda Edrei, Yair Harel, Avraham Cohen, Simon Cohen, Neriah Moyal, Netanel Zaguri.
Oud, guembri, vocals – Niro Abeksis
Guitars – Eliyahu Dagmi
Ney, vocals -Hanani Zait
Percussion – Lev Elman, Hillel Amsalem, David Dagmi
Musical Director – Yair Harel
General and Artistic Management – Avraham Cohen
Now, the trees are waking from their slumber and becoming fertile, sprouting new creation, and seeking life. Female voices in an ancient prayer of renewal.
Drums and Percussion – Matan Ephrat
First Violin – Tali Goldberg
Second Violin – Sharon Cohen
Viola –Shuli Waterman
Vocals, Cello and Arrangements – Maya Belsitzman
Vocals – Victoria Hana
On the night of the full moon, wrapped in the shrouds of winter, we turn toward the living seed, to the beating core. We hope to plant the future, to ask, to mourn, and to praise the forces of nature and to celebrate humanity’s journey within it. The choir’s works entwine vocal ritual with a space for reflection in the light of the new moon.
The Great Gehenna Choir is a collective, founded in 2015, by the Ma’amuta Art and Research Center and Noam Inbar.
Avner M. Amit, Amit Fishbein, Alexander Fisz, Anat Handelsman, Dor Magen, Elana Snitman, Ella Daniel, Gidon Levi, Ido Akov, Laila Mazal Yenishen, Michal Tamari, Noam Ahdut, Noam Enbar, Natan Skop, Netta Spiegel, Ruth Danon, Tamara Nishri, Tamir Friedrich, Sapir Rosenblatt, Shiri Riseman.
Tu B’Shvat, January 2021. A time of uncertainty, distancing, and separation. Humanity searches for redemption. The Land of Israel is also searching for redemption, and today more than ever. Ehud Banai continues his journey, searching for the first blossoms of redemption, getting closer to his roots, to all of our roots.
Musical Production and Bass – Gil Smetana
Drums – Eran Porat
Guitars – Nushi Paz
Acoustic Guitar - Zion Mizrahi
Percussion and Sampler – Elad Cohen-Bonen
Keyboard – Bill Tsur
Guitars, Harmonica, Vocals – Ehud Banai