Shira utfila

Connecting Two Peninsulas:
The Sephardic Music of the Balkans

Shira u’tfila brings together a multi-ethnic, multi-faith ensemble that draws its inspiration from the diversity and richness of Judeo-Spanish, Ottoman-Turkish, Arabic and Balkan musical traditions.

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Sephardic song from Sarajevo

Madre mia si mi muero - Oh, my mother, if I die

Sephardic song from Sarajevo originally recorded by Flora Jagoda on the album "Memories of Sarajevo".

 

Bio

Founded by vocalist and oud player Stefan Sablic, Shira u’tfila brings together a multi-ethnic, multi-faith ensemble that draws its inspiration from the diversity and richness of Judeo-Spanish, Ottoman-Turkish, Arabic and Balkan musical traditions.
Shira u’tfila has released seven CDs, toured a dozen countries and collaborated on various research and production projects involving Sephardic music from the Balkans, Mediterranean and Middle East. The band passionately blends its knowledge of classical traditions and dedication to their preservation with a flair for improvisation and a talent for fusion. Its distinct sound brings a modern twist to an historical legacy.

 

Band Members

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Stefan Sablic

Vocals and oud

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Srdjan Djordjevic

Doublebass

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Filip Krumes

Violin

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Sinan Acifovic

Clarinet

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Elad Gabbay

Kanun

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Akash Bhatt

Percussion