from the new cd to come
Sami the Samai
” If different styles of music can connect so people can connect as well"
KAV HATEFER / SEAM LINE
IN HEBREW, IS THE TERM USED BY ISRAELIS TO DESCRIBE THE GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN AREAS.
AS IN LIFE, WITH ALL THE DYNAMIC COMPLEXITIES OF THE REGION ,THE GROUP KAV HATEFER INCORPORATESMANY ECCLECTIC AND INTERTWINING STYLES OF MUSIC.
ESTABLISHED BY KOBI HAGOEL IN 1995, WITH A FUSION OF TASTES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, THE BALKANS, NORTH AFRICA , INDIA AND PERSIA, MIXED WITH JAZZ AND ROCK ,THE GROUP HAS SINCE PERFORMED ALL OVER ISRAEL
IN CLUBS,FESTIVALS AND ON ISRAELI TELEVISION.
THE MUSIC WAS WRITTEN MOSTLY BY KOBI HAGOEL,HELPED BY ASI GIVATI AND HAREL SHACHAL in the first cd .
These days the group works on the second CD which most of it was wrriten by Kobi Hagoel two pieces were wrriten together with Hadas goldsmidth khalfon .
The lyrics are gibberish which are improvised live on stage by Kobi Hagoel+ two songs 700 years old
written by Shmuel Hanagid and Rbi Avraham Ibn Ezra .
Kobi says :
"many words have been said since the beginning of human kind- we have all the answers but we are still confused".
THE GROUP'S four MUSICIANS ARE OF THE BEST IN ISRAEL
on special request Kav Hatefer can go up to 7 musicians
.orchestrating,middle eastern drums
Violin , Clarinet , Saxophon
Ido Romano -
Oud Baglama Tanbur
Contra Bass , fretless bass guitar
Vilolin and Kamanche