As an Olah Chadasha to this wonderful country of Israel, I have been absorbing and learning the music of this place as I go. This piece is called Hayati, which means “my life” – but also, it is the name of my beloved friend and producer, Adi Hayat, who has encouraged me to branch out and learn new types of music and edited this wonderful video. There are musical languages that I understand, and there are musical languages I am fascinated by- I would say if there is one thing you can call me, it’s curious! So here is my hybrid Jewish-Klezmer-Arabic- Israeli song, which some might call a total abomination but I just call a melting pot that is unique to me as a person trying to learn as much as I can as I go.
I hope you like it.