Aaron Bensoussan
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Discography

EAST & WEST Judeo Moroccan Folk Classics and Eastern European and Yiddish

! OLE! Aa collection of Sabbath song in a Moroccan Samba groove

SEPHARAD '92 Original compoitions in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the expulsion of Jews from Spain

JOYOUS CHANTS A collection of Piyutim (poems) accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

URLICHT/ PRIMAL LIGHT Winter and Winter A collection of Gustave Mahler music

GUSTAVE MAHLER LIVE IN TOBERLACH Winter and Winter

KETER ZOHAR Knitting Factory JAM Label. A worl music album on the cutting edge of Middle Eastern music and Jazz

THE SONS OF SEPHARAD Sefarad Records. Featuring Aaron Bensoussan, Gerard Edery and Alberto Mizrahi

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Aaron Bensoussan and the Dafina Orchestra

Moroccan born Aaron Bensoussan studied the art of Sephardic liturgical music from his father and master paytanim in Morocco. He went on to study the art of Ashkenazic Hazzanut and is world known for his ability to interpret both styles; often combining the two. He has performed all over the world including the Jerusalem Theater in Jerusalem and Carnegie Hall in New York City. His newly formed band, Dafina Orchestra, is an ensemble of top world music and jazz musicians from Toronto. The orchestra is Chris Gartner, bass, Levon Ichkhanian, guitar, buzuki and banjitar, Aaron Lightstone, guitar and oud, Chris McKhool, violin, Ernie Tollar, ney, bansuri and sax and Jeff Wilson on percussion. Together they create a tapestry of Middle Eastern rhythms, jazz and flamenco, masterfully woven together with soul-stirring vocals. Aaron's repertoire is laced with original spiritually uplifting compositions, and Judeo-Moroccan folk classics. Aaron has many recordings to his credit and The New York Times called his singing "Stout and impassioned". Aaron Bensoussan serves as Hazzan of the prestigious Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue.

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