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"Adon Haselichot" – Jewish Gospel and Traditional Music

For the very first time, the exuberant spirit of gospel combines with synagogue hymns and prayers, in a new show – Jewish culture´s rich offerings of flavors, ethnicities and traditions. Adon Haselichot is a combination of gospel and jazz music with Jewish traditional Piyyutim and prayers, woven together into a unique, original blend of gospel music and local culture. Gospel music, exhilarating and optimistic, created by African-Americans, is rooted in African music, with lyrics drawn from the Bible.

Songs include Piyyutim and prayers such as Adon Haselichot, Eeroch Mehalel Nivi, Adon Olam, Shir Lama´alot, ´Haperakh Begani´, Yedid Nefesh´, to name a few – in fresh, stirring arrangements. Iris and Ofer Portugaly share the stage with 17 musicians in an extraordinary ensemble: A 10 singer choir, an oud, a guitar, a baroque recorder, a cello, ethnic percussion instruments, a piano, a double bass and drums.Among the songs in the performance – "Adon Haselichot", "E'eroch Mahalel Nivi", "Adon Olam", "Shir Lama'alot", "Yedid Nefesh", and others, all newly orchestrated.

Performing with Iris and Ofer Portugaly 17 musicians in a unique ensemble: a 12 member choir, oud, guitar, recorders, cello, piano, contrabass, drums and ethnic percussion instruments.

Iris Portugaly – vocals and drums
Ofer Portugaly – piano, vocals, arrangements and music management
Eli Benacot - EWI
Yaniv Teichman – oud and guitars
Noa Ayali – cello
Oded Goldschmidt – double bass
Shalev Neeman – percussion

The Gospel choir:
Sopranos - Liora Hanukoglu-Gonzalez, Keren Ailenberg, Chen Yamin, Sigal Levy and Lior Kodman
Altos - Michal Guy, Yael Mintz and Maya Biran
- Ofer Emanuel Lazar, Amit Deitschman and Almog Kapach
Basses - Nadav Hazut and Yossi Hillel
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