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Under The Olive Tree

by The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Najwa Gibran

Sacred music of the Middle East featuring voice, duduk, zurna, shvi, clarinet kanoun, percussion, keyboards, oud and saz.
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tudra
Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Najwa Gibran
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2. El helwa di
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7:23 $0.99
3. Illahi
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10:57 $0.99
4. D'ror yikra
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5. Fogel nakhal
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6. Kol nidrey
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3:45 $0.99
7. Shaya Dance
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6:43 $0.99
8. Vartani mor vort
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4:05 $0.99
9. Laz
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5:14 $0.99
10. Walla Zaman
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Album Notes
a new CD by
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Najwa Gibran

Manufactured and distributed by YRM Records.
As the Middle East remains a region saturated with conflict and hatred The Yuval Ron Ensemble is releasing an unusual CD uniting the sacred music of the three religions of the Middle East. Since their stirring presentation at the World Festival of Sacred Music in LA last September, the ensemble focused on re-creating the live concert experience in the recording studio environment. In this long awaited premier CD the group brings together the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church into an extraordinary harmonious world of its own. A Song of Sufi origin from Turkey is sung both in Arabic and Hebrew, a Jewish prayer from Morocco is introduced by an Armenian chant and a Yemenite Jewish prayer receives a gripping clarinet solo in the best tradition of the Armenian performance style. Arranged by composer and world-music record producer Yuval Ron these tracks are all about emotion and passion. It is soulful mystical music that touches upon the ancient and deep inter-cultural connection the three sacred traditions share.
The multi-ethnic ensemble features the great Middle Eastern singer Najwa Gibran (recently appeared on the soundtrack of Helen of Troy) and Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian (featured duduk player on Dead Man Walking soundtrack).

The Yuval Ron Ensemble:
Najwa Gibran - voice, Maya Haddi - voice, Norik Manoukian - duduk, zurna, shvi (flute) and clarinet Virginie Alumyan - kanoun, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion,
Carolyne Aycaguer-Ron - keyboards, Yuval Ron - oud, saz and musical director

Yuval Ron is an international composer and record producer. He has done field recordings in the Sinai desert with the Bedouins and produced the record One Truth of Turkish master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek on World Class Records. His latest CD ONE on Magda Records features Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yair dalal, Azam Ali, Pejman Hadadi, Nabil Azzam and Haim Louk. A recipient of multiple grants from National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Composers Forum and the California Council for the Humanities, Yuval has worked with the Moscow Symphony, the LAJS Symphony, and the New Hampshire Philharmonic. In 1998 he released his first solo recording "In Between the Heartbeat" on Simulacra Records, followed by the CD "In the Shallows" in 2001. He produced the double album "Masada - the Musical Saga" staring Davis Gains and provided the ethnic music cues for "Helen of Troy" (US Network). Yuval Ron is the producer & host of the world music concert series "The International Underground" at the UCLA Hammer Museum. He is also a noted lecturer and leader of workshops who taught at numerous schools in the US and abroad, including Berklee College of Music, MIT, UCSD, SCUN, UCSC, Boston Center for the Arts, Santa Monica College, Emerson College, Dean Junior College, Camera obscura and the Sam Spiegel Jerusalem Film School.



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Tzvika Moscovich

Absolutely amazing
I took a gamble with this one, because i wasnt sure what i think about it after listening to the samples, but i ordered it anyway beacuse i love traditional arabic music and let me tell you- on the day i got it its been inside my CD player 3 times from start to finish! Najwa's voice is so amazing and the melodies are beautiful. VERY recommended.

lucy lee connolly

This CD is perfect for Yoga Prahmayana practice. it is also extremely helpful to a music therapist as well as for "upping" one's international education. Bravo Najwa Gibran.

Jamie Stanek

Great Stuff
I'm just getting into Middle Eastern/Balkan music. I first heard traditional Armenian oud, kanoun, and duduk music and that got me here. This whole CD is full of great songs with excellent instrumentation and vocals. This is good stuff.


Compelling and uplifting!
This CD is full of compelling, uplifting music that sweeps me away to another world. Beautiful singing, resonance, and intriguing sounds. Creates a very spiritual, devotional atmosphere.

M. Heydari

Just Beautifull.
Najwa Gibrans's voice is coming from the heart, a perfect match for Yuval Ron music. I loved it. Thank you.


Rich and Intoxicating
So earthy, rich and moving. Najwa Gibran sings like and angel. Thank you for this beautiful work!!! Can't wait to see a live concert once again!!! So spiritually uplifting!


Fantastic and moving
As a person, I enjoy this CD on many levels ranging from simple pleasure to having a peaceful state while listening. As a musician, I enjoy this CD because its contents are so different from Western music that it takes you further into the world... more than you ever thought you would go.


Beautiful and rich sounds
This CD is fantastic. It's full of beautiful music that remains true to tradition. Full of rich sounds scapes, this CD features the kind of middle eastern music that makes you want to grab a turban and bellydance your way to the middle east!


Get this CD. You won't Regret it
I constantly have the music of Yuval Ron on. I have a busy lifestyle and his music just grounds me. The ensemble is full of wonderful musicians and they each bring such energy to the music. This is great for people trying to relax or just experience music from around the world.