Israeli music group, Yamma Ensemble

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This week we present an hour of conversation and music with Yamma Ensemble, an ethnic Israeli folk music group that is touring the United States and central Wisconsin. Host Glen Moberg will interview band members Talya G.A. Solan, Avri Borochov, Sefi Asfuri, Aviad Ben Yehuda, and Yonnie Dror, who will perform on ancient and modern instruments in our Wausau studio. The group appears in concert April 19th at 7:30 pm at The Grand, downtown Wausau. According to one music critic, “Yamma Ensemble brings the cultural mosaic that is Israel alive. Their sounds?drawn from Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy, Sephardic and Yemenite melodies?are at times rollicking and joyous, at others moving and mournful. But they are always vibrant, passionate, and performed from the heart. To listen to Yamma Ensemble is to stroll the markets of Old Jaffa, to sip coffee in a cafabove the Mediterranean. It is to experience the mystery of Israel.”