Shira u'tfila

Shira u'tfila

 Belgrade, Central Serbia, SRB
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Sephardic music ensemble that draws its inspiration from the richness of Judeo-Spanish, Balkan and Arabic musical traditions. The band passionately blends its knowledge of classical traditions with a flair for improvisation and fusion. Its distinct sound brings a modern twist to an historical legacy

Biography

Founded by vocalist and oud player Stefan Sablic, Shira u’tfila brings together a multi-ethnic, multi-confessional ensemble that draws its inspiration from the diversity and richness of Judeo-Spanish, Ottoman-Turkish, Arabic and Balkan musical traditions.

Shira u’tfila has released seven CDs, toured a dozen countries and collaborated on various research and production projects involving Sephardic music from the Balkans, the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East. The band passionately blends its knowledge of classical traditions and dedication to their preservation with a flair for improvisation and a talent for fusion.Its distinct sound brings a modern twist to an historical legacy.

video links:

Adios Granada
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdeVLhsOySU
Siete modos de guizados en la berenjena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDdzYCt_rC0
El komer de la manana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF9ULlFg-NM
La muerte de Duque de Gandia / Hicaz Macedoni
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snp-udjH94Q
Hicaz Raks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvBWQNSkFp0
Hasapiko
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVRVb_6kHLc
Pizmon para purim
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0GMmu9H57s

Discography

BIVIENDO EN KANTANDO (2010)
Life as a song
Published by Music & Words (The Netherlands)

THE SEPHARDIC SONGS FROM THE BALKANS (2008)
Published by Orange World Records (Poland)

HERITAGE (2008)
Published by JCCA (Serbia)

KANTE ENKANTANTE (2008)
The Magic of the song
Published by Ethnica Sounds (Serbia)

DONDE TIYENES OJOS? (2007)
WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE EYES?
Published by Spanish Ministry of Culture (Spain)

BISHARAYIH YERUSHALAIM (2004) Published by PGP RTS
AT THY GATES, O, JERUSALEM

NAGILA ALELUYA (2001)
LET US BE JOYOUS AND PRAISE GOD
Jewish Community Centre Belgrade

SINGLE
Serbia Sounds Global all stars (2008)
Published by B92

Set List

Each set is about 1 hour and 30 min or it can be divided into two times 45-50 min. with pause between.

Sets:

1. Sephardic Balkan musical tradition. (Set of love songs, romances, lullabies,wedding songs, song for birth etc. sung by the Sephardim of the Balkans.)

2. Tribute to Haim Effendi (based on historical recordings of this early twentieh-century Sephardi troubadour

3. Coplas de Yosef Hatzadik - revival of biblical poem in ladino based on melodies adapted from the Hebrew-Ottoman mystical poems (Maftirim)

4. Piyutim - Musical tradition of the mustarabi Sephardim, the Arabic-speaking Jews of the Middle East.