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SHLOMO BAR
Shlomo Bar is the group's leader and moving spirit. Composer, soloist, drummer, vocalist and founder of Habrera Hativeet, Bar was born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1943. He draws much of his musical inspiration from Biblical and modern Israeli themes. On stage, Bar captivates his audience first by a steady beat on the drums, and then by drawing the other musicians into instrumental and vocal harmony. He arranges and composes most of the group's songs and plays drums and flute - all accompanied by a voice that comes from deep within his soul.
"With the oriental approach to art," says Bar,"there has to be continuity between past and present. In my music I try to create this bond to be a link in the chain connecting my parents to my children."
MENASHE SASSON
Born in Iran in 1945, where he studied classical Persian music with the famous Santur player Mr Kiu Hagigi. Later on, Menashe continued his studies in the Music Academy of Teheran and played with several orchestras. He plays the Zither type of string instrument, called the Santur, an ancient Persian classical instrument. Menashe emigrated to Israel in 1963 and since has been very active in the music field. He participated at various international festival across the world as a soloist or as member of musical ensemble. In 1980 he played the chant for Santur & Chamber Orchestra composed for Menashe by Tsvi Avni.
NIR SARUSSI
Born in Afula in 1977.
YAEL OFFENBACH
Born in Israel in 1968, she studied Tabla in the Indian music department at Dartington College of Arts, U.K. with pandit Sharda Sahai, the head of the Banaras gharana (style) of Tabla playing. On her return to Israel in 1992, she joined "Habrera Hativeet", adding a new rythmic touch to the music of the group.
Yael participated in the special multimedia program "Habria". She also accompanied several singers in Israel and joined interesting combinations of Indian classical music with local musicians of different styles.
ILAN AVIV
Born in 1968 in Israel to a musical family of Persian origin.
Studied music privately. In his first years as a professional musician Ilan played drums in several bands in Israel who played Persian music.
Played Bass Guitar in "Pikud Darom" during his army service.
Since 1989 Ilan accompany artist in live performances, recordings and T.V. shows. Leading artists as: Boaz Sharabi, Mati Caspi, Dani Litani, Yoni Rohe, Yael Levi and more.
Ilan is the owner of a recording studio in Tel-Aviv.
He is the musical manager of Boaz Sharabi and Hamsa group.
Apart from his main instrument, Bass Guitar, Ilan plays the Drums, Keyboard, Guitar and Persian Santur.
Ilan joined Habrera Hativeet in 2003 and performs regularly with the band in Israel and Abroad.
ALBERT EIFERGAN (BEBER)
Albert (Beber) Eifargan, 38, is the owner of "Beber sound and Light" in Israel and the sound technician of Habrera Hativeet. Born in Morocco, the sounds of his home background are with him all along his professional path. Exposed to the world of sound when he was only 13, Beber has since gained years of experience and outstanding expertise. Beber has been dedicated to Habrera Hativeet for over 18 years. He feels that the band is like his family and, above all, his personal and professional pride.