Under the olive tree

Artist: Yuval Ron Ensemble

Name: Under the olive tree

Released: 2004

Label: Magda

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 66'00

Bonus: Import Israel

Price : 12.50 €

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Under the olive tree (Yuval Ron Ensemble)

 

The sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church are joined together into an extraordinary harmonious world of its own. A Song of Sufi origin from Turkey is sung both in Arabic and Hebrew, a Jewish prayer from Morocco is introduced by an Armenian chant and a Yemenite Jewish prayer receives a gripping clarinet solo in the best tradition of the Armenian performance style.

Arranged by composer and world-music record producer Yuval Ron, these tracks are all about emotion and passion. It is soulful mystical music that touches upon the ancient and deep inter-cultural connection the three sacred traditions share.

As the Middle East remains a region saturated with conflict and hatred The Yuval Ron Ensemble is releasing an unusual CD uniting the sacred music of the three religions of the Middle East. Since their stirring presentation at the World Festival of Sacred Music in LA last September, the ensemble focused on re-creating the live concert experience in the recording studio environment.

The multi-ethnic ensemble features the great Middle Eastern singer Najwa Gibran (recently appeared on the soundtrack of Helen of Troy) and Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian (featured duduk player on Dead Man Walking soundtrack).

The first track - TUDRA - was chosen by Continental Airlines to be played in their In Flight program in their flights all over the world.

Yuval Ron Ensemble - Musicians

  • Najwa GIBRAN : voice
  • Maya HADDI : voice
  • Norik MANOUKIAN : duduk, zurna, shvi (flute), tav shvi, clarinet
  • Virginie ALUMYAN : kanoun
  • Jamie PAPISH : daf, dumbek, daohl, bendir, bells, zills
  • David MARTINELLI : riqq, bendir, zills, tar
  • Carolyne AYCAGUER-RON : keyboards
  • Yuval RON : oud, saz

Under the olive tree - Sound extracts

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