Essev Bar was founded in 1994 in the Galilee region of Israel. This area is well known for its wide cultural diversity. This unique diversity influences the band, creating a fascinating musical journey between ethnic, electronic and world music atmospheres. The band has played, recorded and performed with many international artists from Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Spain and the Middle East; this exposure has created an international fan base that has lured many people to see their European concerts, all of which received amazing responses from the audience and from the media.
They have performed in Croatia; the concerts were recorded then later broadcast on the national Croatian TV station. Other performances have been in front of huge audiences; 7ooo people at the Salona festival, another in Dubrovnik, The royal gardens in Athens and performances in Spirit of Woodstock festival that took place in northern Italy.
This extremely talented group of people has written music for television films as well as performing with Symphonic Orchestras and Dance Companies.
Essev Bar are: Ori Cohen
Acoustic Guitars, Vocals & Tibetan bells, programming, Sur Mandal, Tampura
Oren Tsor Violin
Shir Sofer Farod, Asraj, Overtones Mouth Harp, Santur, Chimes & Bells, Kalimba
Aviv Ram Bass guitars
Amir Yaakobi Programming & Percussion
Sarit Sulchinera Vocals
Since 1994 they have released the following albums:
PRAYER FOR THE WAY
SONGS THROUGH THE MEADOW
The concert CD has been distributed in Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Portugal, Turkey & the USA.