Gibraltar World Music Festival 2017 – Yossi Fine & Ben Aylon

Gibraltar World Music Festival 2017 – Uprising

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Yossi Fine, bass master producer, one of the most well known musicians and producers in the world today. Grammy nominated, Produced over 40 albums around the world, reaching 20 gold and multi-platinum albums. Yossi has produced, recorded and played with David Bowie, Lou Reed, Gil Evans Orchestra, Vieux Farka Toure and many more. Yossi plays bass and a special guitar he built, playing traditional songs and hits from the blue desert.

In this project Yossi presents Ben Aylon, a.k.a One Man Tribe. Ben has played and recorded with African top musicians: Doudou N’diaye Rose, Awadi, Bombino and Omar Pene.
After a deep research in Senegal, Ben has developed an innovative drumming style that creates a massive sound of an entire tribe of drummers, using a custom hybrid drum set he built from Senegalese and modern drums. Completing the band’s sound is Lior Romano on Bass and Keyboards, known as the groove master behind Ester Rada and The Hoodna Orchestra.

Somewhere deep in the Blue desert, lives the Swallahi tribe. This nomadic tribe lives and migrates from the Sahara desert to the Arabian desert, all the way to India through Ethiopia. For the first time, Yossi will reveal the WALLAHI music from the blue desert. The music derives its inspiration from Afro-Arab parties and weddings, Dabke’s and traditional ceremonies, desert Blues and Universal grooves. The repetitive hypnotic melodies, burning rhythms and endless virtuosity takes the crowd into the deep dunes and oasis of the Blue Desert.

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