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YOHAI COHEN / Moroccan Jewish music + support STAV

  • June 1, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

YOHAI COHEN / Moroccan Jewish music + support STAV

Yohai Cohen Launch Tour – Melbourne

Internationally renowned oud player, vocalist and percussionist, Yohai Cohen performs Moroccan Jewish and Shabi (‘popular’) music in Hebrew and Arabic. This June, Yohai Cohen will be officially launching his Moroccan Jewish music project with concerts in Melbourne and Sydney and has teamed up with three virtuosic musicians:

Yohai Cohen – oud, voice
Gideon Preiss – piano
Simon Starr – double bass
Nick Martin – percussion

Native of Safed and student of Zohar Fresco, Yohai Cohen has been internationally recognised for his musicianship. In recent years he has traveled extensively in Morocco, mastering the rich cultural tapestry of traditional and popular music. He is now based in Melbourne.

Yohai has performed and recorded with many important musical projects and outstanding musicians in Israel and abroad, such as Yemen Blues, Eyal Sela, Idan Raichel, Haim Luk (New Jerusalem Orchestra), Omer Avital, Shem Tov Levi, Lior Elmaliach, and more.