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Biography

Arabandi emerged from the meeting of exceptionally gifted artists from diverse Eastern musical cultures. Each is a master in his field, having a background rich in musical experience as compose, improviser, teacher and performing artist of the highest intenational standards.

In contrast to other musical encounters between East and West, Arabandi is a unique fusion between East and East. Although each of the Eastern musical traditions represented in this album has its own specific characteristics (Indian, Arab, Persian and Turkish), they have much in common - both musically as well as historically. Such a collaboration is, therefore, not only natural but even expected.

Arabandi comprises three of the most prominent Israeli musicians in the field of world ethnic music, all of whom enjoy wide-renging international careers. Tayser Elias - oud & violin, Zohar Fresco - percussion and Amir Shahsar - Persian ney & vocals. They are joined by Krishnamurti Sridhar, one of the most prominent sarod players in India.

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