Yemen and Africa are separated by sea. Gulaza is an expression of that sea – a sea of despair, prayer, passion, dance, love, and longing for freedom. Four artists come together and continue the natural evolution of the Yemenite Women songs. Old mystical texts acquire a modern and contemporary meaning in special vocal and instrumental arrangements. This concept was born when Igal Mizrahi and Ben Aylon joined to create a duet between an ancient Yemenite song and the sound of the African N’goni.

Las Coplas de Yosef Ha-Tsadik

Musical drama performed by Shira utilfa & Choir Braća Baruh

Biblical poem “Las Coplas de Yosef Ha-Tsadik” was written in Ladino by Abraham Toledo in the first half of the 17th century. This is probably the first Jewish musical ever written.It is rooted in Bible story of Joseph but set in multi-cultural milieu of Sephardic world in time of the Ottoman Empire. After Istanbul, Belgrade is the first city where the Coplas have been printed in 1861.

Narrator: Vanja Ejdus

Braća Baruh

Concert of the Choir Braća Baruh