In Jerusalem

Kanun fodder

Elad Gabbay brings traditional Arabic kanun playing to the instrument’s inaugural festival at the Islamic Museum.

Elad Gabbay playing the kanun.
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When in Jerusalem, play like a Jerusalemite, would be a motto that Elad Gabbay would happily subscribe to.

The 38-year-old is a veteran kanun and oud player who, when not performing at major venues and festivals around the country, spends much of his time offering audiences around the world the benefit of his accrued instrumental experience and cultural baggage.

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