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The Ras Deshen ensemble, led by award-winning composer Yitzhak Yedid and saxophonist and vocalist Abate Barihon, will present a new program Saturday night at Jerusalem's Confederation House. The 10 p.m. show, "Shira Utephillah" (Song and Prayer) takes a new angle on African music, with the band performing wide-ranging material that incorporates Ethiopian medieval folk music and works by Spanish poets set to new Ethiopian tunes.
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Barihon and Yedid, who earlier this year received the Prime Minister's Classical Composer of the Year award, offer an intriguing synergy of different cultural and musical worlds that create a scintillating mix of rhythms and energies.
The band's instrumental efforts will be accompanied by a high energy dance performance by Aicho Bahyeh.