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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel | INDIE

Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel | INDIE
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"Middle East review"

The Alaev Family are something of a discovery.... This is a distnctive debut disc. With exuberant polyrhythimic drumming and party atmosphere. The Alaev family is a band that will surely deliver agreat shw on stage... Somon Broughton - Songlines

"You Should Have Been There"

hugely exuberant Alaev Family
... boisterous group from Tajikistan... - Songlines

"Israel vibrations"

ils boostent une musique d'esprit tzigane sans la denaturer. - les Inrockuptibles

"On reverait de se faire adopter par Alaev. One dreams to be adopted by the Alaevs."

un happening joyeux. Une ddemonstration de fertile consanguinite entre les beat d'Asie centrale et l'energie de Gypsy- Mazel Tov !! - Mondomix





The Alaev family -one of the most energetic musical outfits around, a virtual percussion-plus-much-more extravaganza.
The Alaev family together with the talented musical producer Tamir Muskat ( Balkan Beat Box), added beats to traditional songs from Tajikistan (Central Asia), transforming them into world beat hits with the energy of Gypsy music.

Allo Alaev- Grandfather 80, has deep roots in the music of Tajikistan and the Jewish music of Buchara, as a great master of percussion, took up the Doyra (a frame drum with metal rings inside), at an early age. He made rapid progress and was soon appointed the first percussionist of the folk Opera Company of the Tajikistan capital Dushanbe where he toured and performed for 50 years.

Allo Alaev composes pieces for percussion, manages playing on up to 9 drums at the time and has forwarded this dance- percussion virtuosity to his children and grand children.
The entire Alaev family emigrated to Israel in 1991. Allo accomplished to continue the tradition in the family and has made this ensemble well known to all Israeli families, by numerous TV programs host shows and continuous concerts in Israel and abroad..
This family of great musicians, is full of members who have been brought up on the stage basically from the moment they have been weaned from diapers. On stage, you will see three generations playing together, with the precision, coordination and joy that can only come from the centrality of music in their individual and familial lives.
The complete album ,was released in Israel July 2011 with headline appearances in all national media and amazing critics. The Alaevs are performing in many festivals creating a groovy buzz also in the hottest music clubs .

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