Gil Ron Shama-Soof
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Gil Ron Shama-Soof

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | MAJOR

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2013
Band World Fusion





edited clip from documentary materials filmed during the recording journey of SOOF -


Interview + HASNA live - 10 TV channel Israel


interview with Gil Ron Shama followed by a live-studio performance of "SOOF" - 10 channel Israel (TV)


episodes from interviews with Gil Ron Shama's visit in Senegal. - NEWS TV SENEGAL


Sheva-Celestial Wedding
Sheva- Day & Night
Sheva- Garden
Sheva- Live in Australia
Sheva- S.O.S (single with Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Jai Utal)
Diwan Project
Gil Ron Shama-Soof



  • Biography
  • Gil Ron Shama is known as a writer, musician, artist and an ambassador of culture and goodwill on behalf of Israels Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Muslim countries. He was one of the founders and lead singers of 'Sheva', a unique world music ensemble including both Muslim and Jewish members. The bands main theme was to incorporate both Hebrew and Arabic texts, traditions and call for peace between the conflicted nations and around the world. The groups success lasted over a decade and included performances in Israel and all over the world.
  • Today, Gil continues his artistic work incorporating world music sounds together with poetry of the Jewish tradition, African rhythms beating alongside electronic beats - the ancient touches the futuristic and cultures meet beyond space and time.. He travels around the world, studying drum rhythms and stories from tribes and locals. In Israel, he has founded  theater groups, acting, directing and performing throughout the country.
  • Gil founded The Diwan Project a unique cultural experience bringing together audience and musicians to the open space of sacred music .The Diwan Project is an ensemble that performs traditional music in a free, contemporary Israeli style, using original instruments from the Jewish Diaspora.

  • For over 2 decades, Gil has been fulfilling his vision as a communicator between streams, nations, religions and cultures, carrying a message of peace, dialogue and harmony through music, words and listening.
  • The core of Gil's work is to connect between Judaism and Islam, the theological, cultural and human likeness of the two religions and the ways in which the similarities can be emphasized over the differences.
  • 'SOOF project' - Wandering through Mali, Senegal, Morocco and the Sahara Desert, the Soof team visited remote areas and big cities (Bamako, Timbuktu, Dakar) recording the sounds and sites of the people and environment they encountered. Bringing the message of peace and unity to the people of the land.
  • The outcome: an international, intercultural project, which builds a bridge of unity between races, nations and religions .

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