kol oud tof trio

kol oud tof trio

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The rich and extensive musical heritage of Moroccan Jews is being revealed and treated here with passion and fine musical prowess to form an inviting and exiting performance for all music lovers.

Biography

Three musicians, three instruments, three countries & three Languages, Gather in Jerusalem to play the music of Morocco which remembers Spain which in turn, yearns for Jerusalem.

The rich and extensive musical heritage of Moroccan Jews - songs in the Jewish-Arabic dialect, women’s songs from Northern Morocco sung in Spanish, liturgical music and Classical Andalusian songs sung in Hebrew - all these layers are being revealed and treated here with passion and fine musical prowess to form an inviting and exiting performance for all music lovers.
Esti Kenan-Ofri
Singer-performer and composer Esti Kena Ofri was born in Italy. She performed the leading roles in Luciano Berio "Ofanim" with, among others, the Berlin Philharmonic under Claudio Abado and in Fabio Vaechi's opera "II Viaggio". Her CD "Juego de Siempre" is a collection of Judeo-Spanish songs arranged by composers Betty Olivero and Oded Zehavi. "On the Edge of a dream" and "Birds of Passage" both with Slava Ganelin. Her CD "Camino en Mano" is her latest work on Ladino materials.
Armand Sabach
Armand Sabach was Born and raised in Morocco, than immigrated ti Israel. An expert of Andalusian music of Morocco and Algeria, he has been performing, composing and a music director with ensembles and singers Haim Luk, Emil Zrihan, Ilana Eliya, Lior ElMaliach, Ruth Yaakov, "Andalusalam" Orchestra and many more.
Oren Fried
Jerusalem born drummer- percussionist Oren Fried plays and teaches a wide range of musical styles , including Jazz,Afro Cuban and Middle Eastern . He had Worked and recorded with Ilana Eliya, The Abidin ensemble, Mendy Cahan, Meira Asher, Piris Eliyahu, , Ofer Calaf , Morin Nehdar.

Milestones
-2000. The Trio is granted by the Israeli Ministry of Culture to make a research and record the music traditions of Moroccan Jews. The Trio starts performing regularly in Israel.
- November 2001. The Trio performs in The Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam and the Haag, the Netherlands, and in Munich, Germany.
- February 2002. "Gazelle", the Trio's first CD is published by Magda Music.
-2002. The Trio performs at the "Bnei Avraham" Festival in Eisenach and Erfurt, Germany.
- November 2002. The Trio performs at the International Guitar Festival in Tel Aviv.

- March 2003. The Trio performs at the Jewish Arts Festival in London, U.K.
- March 2003. The Trio performs at the "Strictly Mundial" in Marseille, France.
- -2003. The Trio receives an award: Best Chamber Music Ensemble from the Israeli Ministry of Culture.
- November 7/ 2004. The premiere of the Trio's second program "De Venti Cinco Escalones" is held at the International Oud festival in Jerusalem.
-January 2005 The Trio performs at the Kaufmann Hall in New York City.
-2006 The Trio records its second album.
- February 2007 Kaufmann Hall in N.Y.C.


Discography

The trio's first cd "Gazelle" was released by "Magda Music" 2002. The song "Dezile al mi amor" can also be found on Rough Guide's cd "Israel".
The trio's second cd "Haketia" is about to be released.

Set List

Not exactly a set list but the idea behind the trio's two programs:
"Gazelle"
Kol Oud Tof's first program "Gazelle" brings together four different traditions belonging to Moroccan Jewish musical traditions and repertoires - Spanish women’s songs from Northern Morocco sung in their original language, songs in the Jewish Moroccan Arabic dialect, Moroccan Jewish liturgical music and classical Andalusian songs sung in Hebrew.

"haketia"

This second program by the Kol Oud Tof Trio is dedicated to the Haketia* tradition; it is a personal reflection of wedding songs, mostly presented from the view of the bride and other women.
Along with the Haketia materials the program includes songs from Morocco and the Balkan sang in Hebrew, Arabic and Ladino.

*Haketia - a Spanish dialect spoken by the Jews of northern Morocco , it is described as "A mixture of Castillian, Arabic and Hebrew".