Artist Profiles: Bustan Abraham

Bustan Abraham

Bustan Abraham was founded in 1991. It was a highly acclaimed Jewish and Arab ensemble from Israel, who took the listeners on a musical exploration of the land they share and the traditions – Eastern and Western – that they were combining in a unique form of instrumental music.

Multi-instrumentalists Zohar Fresco led the band on percussion: darbuka, daff, bendir, zarb and conga drums, plus cymbals, bells, rattles, shakers, sea shells, bird whistles, chimes, and “found objects.”

Discography:

Bustan Abraham (Nada Productions, 1992)
Pictures through the painted window (Nada Productions, 1994)
Abadai (Nada Productions, 1996)
Fanar (Nada Productions, 1997)
Hamsa (Nada Productions, 2000)
Ashra, compilation (Nada Productions, 2001)
Live concerts (2003)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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