Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jewish Music - Home From Tajikistan

The Alaev Family & Tamir Muskat:  What in the world is Jewish music?  How does it start in Tajikstan and wind up in Israel?  Doesn't all Jewish music start in Forest Hills and end up in Manhattan and L.A.?

Well, no.  Thanks to Neil Copperman, Executive Director of AMP Concerts, Abq Jew has discovered the Alaev Family.

This song, Boe Boe, is from the new album from the Alaev Family and Tamir Muskat.  UWPKXWFV89QF  Enjoy!

Allo Alaev has deep roots in the music of Tajikistan and the Jewish music of Buchara. A great master of percussion, he took up the doyra (a frame drum with metal rings inside), at an early age. He was soon appointed the first percussionist of the folk Opera Company of the Tajikistan capital Dushanbe where he toured and performed for 50 years.

The entire Alaev family emigrated to Israel in 1991. Allo continued the tradition in the family, and has made this ensemble well known to all Israeli families through numerous TV programs and concerts in Israel and abroad.

Today, the multi talented ensemble includes Allo Alaev’s two sons Ariel and Amin; and his grandchildren Zvika, Allen, Amir, and Aviva (ages between 79 -15).

Be Happy!!  It's Adar!!
Once Adar begins, our joy increases!

No comments: