Gil Ron Shama (Israel)
Café Jallal is the latest creation of Gil Ron Shama, an Israeli musician and the co-founder of the first Israeli-Palestinian world music band, Sheva. Gil is the art director of international cutlural and peace-seeking projects. He is an artist of Middle Eastern descent who carries an important message of a new generation — a generation that finds music as the best gateway to peace between neighbors and nations worldwide. Café Jallal presents the joining of the desert and the urban world in a melodious dish that include Palestinian, Bedouin Jewish, and Arab-Israeli sacred chants ranging from traditional to modern. Café Jallal is a real-yet-imagined space presented in the modern Israeli-Palestinian society, home to a joyous hafla dancing, a captivating trill of Khaliji and Bedouin music, and a longing soul of Hebrew prayer — celebrating traditions and voicing a deep universal intention of peace.