HAREL SHACHAL & THE OTTOMANS

Biography

Middle eastern makam (melodic system) played by the clarinet, combined with a jazz-musician’s outlook, gypsy-like fluidity and Mediterranean spices, were the mix that Harel Shachal had in mind when forming “Harel Shachal & The Ottomans.”


He found unique musicians who shared his passion for middle eastern music and ottoman makams while possessing deep knowledge of western music. Performing weekly for over four years in the heart of Jaffa’s old Ottoman quarter, they’ve collectively mastered a new style of music — an Israeli fusion of old and new, east and west.

Discography

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