Yoni Avi Battat is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer specializing in contemporary and traditional Jewish music inspired by his Iraqi and Polish ancestry. He performs and records around the world alongside artists who are at the forefront of Jewish music, including his Yiddish Jazz Band, Two Shekel Swing, and his own Ensemble of Middle-Eastern Jewish music.
Yoni teaches and performs traditional Jewish music for communities of all shapes and sizes. He especially loves introducing the concept of Arabic maqam, a mode system full of beautiful details not found in western-music. In doing so, he helps to open our minds to a diverse expression of Jewish culture.
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