Artist Profiles: Essev Bar

Essev Bar

Essev Bar is one of Israel’s leading world music bands. The band’s music is a meeting point of musical genres and instruments from different cultures: Africa, Ireland, Australia.

The band released its debut album “Essev Bar” in Israel in 1996. The second album “Prayer for the way” was released internationally in 1998. Essev Bar’s third album “Darbashia” was released in January 2000 and is also distributed internationally.

The band’s Song through the Meadow was released in September 2001. The band tours constantly and successfully all over Israel And abroad.
Essev Bar also made soundtracks for movies on the Israeli Television.

The band tours constantly and successfully all over Israel and abroad.

Essev Bar’s music is influenced by the human diversity and the beautiful nature in the Galilee.

Line up:

Ori Cohen – Acoustic guitars and lead vocals
Hagai Covesh – Soprano saxophone, flute, recorder, Irish tin whistle, didgeridu, nai, Indian snake charmer’s Flute and more, vocals
Nimrod Nol – Violin
Aviv Ram – Bass guitars, vocals
Yaron Rozenberg – Drums, jembe, darbuka, clay drum, cymbals and more
Doron Lev, Shai Shtreifler – Sound


Essev Bar (Magda, 2000)
Darbashia ‎(Adama Music, 2000)
Song through the Meadow (2001)
Prayer for the Way (Magda, 2002)
Light Years (Adama, 2003)
Almora ‎(Primary Music, 2005)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and 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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