Sofi Sarah Tsedaka

Sofi Sarah Tsedaka
From the Andalusian Orchestra concert
Sofi and the natives
Sofi Sarah Tsedaka
  • country:Israel
  • style(s):Ethnic
  • label:World music
  • type:Band, Solo
  • instrumentation:vocal
  • artist posted by:Music Port

Line up

  • • Ariel qassis (Qanun)
  • • Gadi seri (Percussion)
  • • Yaniv taicman (Oud)
  • • Yogev levi (Flute)
  • Sofi Sarah Tsedaka  (Vocals)


The ensemble Sofi and the Baladis have performance of musical traditions which she carries deep in her soul: the sacred songs of the ancient Samaritan community, and the compelling vocal work of mid-20th century Arabic composers. The group's multi-lingual concerts blur the boundaries of Israeli culture, and the commentary she provides tells the story of the Samaritan Tsedaka family, a story of the family's and Sofi's search for balance, understanding, faith, and belonging as they navigate the pathway between their Jewish and Arab identities.

Sofi and the Baladis perform frequently throughout Israel. In addition, the group has been invited to tour for ten weeks in the U.S. during the 2017 and 2018 Seasons. They are also planning additional tours in Europe.