LIraz & ENSEMBLE feat. IRANIANS: ROJA
Liraz Charhi (vocal), Daniel Ever Hadani (keyboard), Lia Sherman (violin), Roy Chen (drums), Uri Brauner Kinrot (bas), Gilad Levin (guitar), Shirin Bibian (daf), Roza Ghasemi (tar), Elnaz Bayati (violin), Yaron Sarel (sound engineer)
Singer, songwriter and actress Liraz has taken her shimmering electro-pop underground. She’s turned it into something dangerous and even more beautiful than before. For her second album, Zan (“Women” in Farsi), the Israeli-Persian singer collaborated online with composers and musicians from Iran.
Her third album Roya, which we will be able to hear during a concert in Tempel Synagogue, was recorded in collaboration with Iranian artists, who secretly and bravely joined Liraz and her Israeli band for 2 weeks of recordings in Instanbul. Everything had to be secretive to avoid the gaze of Tehran’s mullahs and secret police. The result is her private revolution, songs with a true message, music to make people dance and smile – and above all, think.
Iranian artists performed onstage together with Israeli musicians during this concert at the Tempel synagogue – it was their first and – so far – last joint performance.