Al Ikvotav BaRu'aḣ

A personal and unique performance of works composed by Esti Kenan Ofri, inspired by folklore and classical Arabic music. It is a collaboration of E.K.O. with performers/artists who, like her, are true to the traditions of music that surrounds us, while expressing their personal voice. Yordan Erez Yaniv Masel and Zeev Yaniv.

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Al Ikvotav BaRu'aḣ performed as Beit Mazrah Maarav, Jaffa, Israel 2016

Photograph by Mayan Simon

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Kol Oud Tof Trio Preforming at the Bente Kahan Foundation, Wroclaw, Poland 2014 - 25 Escalones

Photograph by Anderzej Olechnowski

Kol Oud Tof Trio

Tours: Gazelle, 25 Escalones

Kol Oud Tof Trio (Voice Oud Drum, in hebrew) consists of EKO (Voice) Armand Sabach (Oud) and Oren Fried (Drum). The Trio centers on the varied musical traditions of Moroccan Jews, including Haketia (Moroccan Ladino). Kol Oud Tof has been performing and recording since 1996 in Israel and world-wide.

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From Your Window To Mine

A musical dialog between two female artists. Leah Avraham & Esti Kenan Ofri have joined together in a collaborative vocal, percussion & dance piece.

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Improvised music with Slava (Vyacheslav) Ganelin

Slava (Vyacheslav) Ganelin and EKO have been performing and recording togather since 1997. They recorded their first albom - On the Edge of a Dream, in 1999, and their second albom - Birds of Passage, in 2001.

Their most recent performance was at the Vilnius Jazz Festival, Lithuania 2014

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Slava Ganelin with EKO, Gershon Weiserfirer & Arkadiy Gotesman at the Vilnius Jazz Fastival, 2014

Photograph by Tomo Tereko

Esti Kenan Ofri

Juego de Siempre - Betty Olivero

Created in 1994, Betty Olivero's Juego de Siempre is a piece for mezzo-soprano and seven players. Olivero sets twelve Ladino (Spanish-Jewish) melodies and texts drawn from the rich heritage of music and poetry produced during golden age of Jewish residence in Spain, which came to an abrupt end with the expulsion of 1492.

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EKO Performing Betty Olivero's Juego de Siempre At the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena, Italy 2014

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Ofanim - Luchiano Berio

The role of solo vocalist and dancer in Ofanim was writen by Luciano Berio specially for EKO.

First Performance: 25/06/1988, Prato, inauguration Museo d'arte contemporanea. Esti Kenan, Finchley Children's Music Group, Musicus Concentus, Luciano Berio.

Première first revised version (in memoriam Rivi Pecker): 11/11/1992, Jerusalem, dedication of the Supreme Court Building. Esti Kenan-Ofri, Ankor Children's Choir, Tempo Reale, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, David Shalon.

Most recent Performance: La Biannale, Venice 2013

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EKO, Ofanim, Jerusalem 1992

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"Kama Tikunim" - 

International Oud Festival, Jerusalem 2011

"Kama Tikunim" consists of music composed by EKO to contemporary poetry by Haviva Padia and Almog Behar, and literature texts by Herzl Cohen. It was first performend at the International Oud Festival in Jerusalem 2011.

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EKO Performing "Kama Tikunim", Jerusalem, Israel 2011

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 Sephardic Passion - Noam Sheriff

Writen to commamorate 500 years to expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, Noam Sheriff's Sephardic Passion was first performed in Toledo, Spain, by the Israeli Philharmonic, with conductor Zubin Mehta, and lead soloists Placido Domingo and EKO in 1992. EKO has since perfomed it with verious orchestras, most recent performance with De Bochumer Symphniker, Bochum, Germany 2011.

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EKO at Première of Sephardic Passion, Conductor Zubin Mehta, Tenor Placido Domingo, in Toldo 1992

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 The Music of Piris Eliyahu

Born in Derbent, Dagestan, Piris Eliyahu is a composer, a researcher and a performer of classical music of the east, in particular classical Persian music, Azeri and Turkish music. His compositions combine elements from these traditions, especially the use of the modal system (makam) and rhythmic cycles (usul), metered compositions in fixed forms. a preference for unison textures, mixture of eastern and western instruments and spaces for improvisation by the performers.

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EKO Performing with Piris Eliyahu at the Jewish music Festival, Krakow, Poland 2010

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The Hidden Spirituals - East West Ensamble

This project is composed of songs and chants from traditional Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah. Arranges by Yisrael Borochov, this evening includes music from Ethiopia, Bagdad, Ashkenazy, Bukhara, Yaman, Bulgaria and Turkey traditions.

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EKO in The Hidden Spirituals, 2004

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