Ps. 114: Betzeit Israel

Yoni Avi Battat is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer specializing in contemporary and traditional Jewish music from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He has performed around the world with artists such as Yair Dalal, Shai Tsabari, and Nava Tehila. Yoni received his Bachelor's from Brandeis University and Master's from Boston University, studying classical viola performance and composition alongside Yiddish and Arabic language. He also studied oud and violin extensively in Jerusalem, where he focused on Arabic maqam (mode systems) and piyutim (Jewish liturgical poems). He performs regularly with his Yiddish Jazz band “Two Shekel Swing.”

 

 

Betzeit Israel

Words from Psalm 114

Music by Yoni Avi Battat

Performed by Yoni Avi Battat (vocals, viola, oud) and Abe Doron (percussion)


 

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