Sounds like Jerusalem

Start with piyutim and paytanim, add oud, kanun, ney and kamanche, with ethnically inclined percussion instruments and Western vibes, too, and you get Elad Gabbay’s rich and eclectic new album.

February 8, 2018 15:15
Elad Gabbay

Elad Gabbay. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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Elad Gabbay is a larger-than-life character. For starters he stands around 1.90 meters tall and appears to be just as broad-shouldered. He also comes across as an ebullient type, totally enthralled with his chosen musical craft.

We met up at the Hibba Center on Herzog Street, in the environs of Nayot, where he spends much of his waking hours overseeing the activities of the Hibba Orchestra.


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