Moshe Elmakias (22) is a jazz pianist from Jerusalem, Israel.
Moshe started playing classical piano at the age of 6, and throughout his youth took an interest in Jazz music.
Moshe did his mandatory military service in the "Outstanding Musicians Program" while attending the Jerusalem Academy of Music for his bachelor's degree in jazz performance and graduated his B.A with honor.
At the age of 19 he performed in Italy at the Umbria Jazz Festival (2016) and at the Red Sea Jazz Festival (2017) with an Israeli young jazz quartet.
At the age of 21 he performed Poland (2017) with the world music singer Mor Karbasi, in Guatemala Jazz Festival (2018) and Uzbekistan with the Israeli drummer Yogev Shetrit, and in Austria, Czech, Russia and Finland (2018) with the Israeli bassist Tal Gamlieli.
These days Moshe works with many musicians in Israel and plays many festivals and platforms around the world.
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Water has always been a part of humanity and it’s evolution. It enables life. But also it entails devastating effects as the latest events show: The rising sea level, hurricanes in the US and floods in Europe bring calamity over the whole world and even kill people. For the Beyond Music Project Vol.3 we wanted to create music expressing the conflicts around water and therefore set the poem „Water“ by Ralph Waldo Emerson to music.
MANTRA' is an offering to Mother Earth, who is the foundation of all things. It talks about human actions to be cultivated to protect the planet. We have many environmental issues, but in the current scenario, when the world is still struggling to combat Covid 19 with many human lives lost, what we all need to do is to adopt a holistic approach towards living life, a lifestyle that exists in synchronization with nature. Additional artists from Nandighosha Group: Bruno Steffen: Arrangement, Vivek Bhurtun: Tabla, Rätus Flisch: Double Bass.
Na Tetea is an original protest song, played in a serious but fun way (African Protest syle). In the song, we declare our commitment to defend our cause for a better planet by shouting (I Defend) Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels
Survive is about hope for the world, and for our future. To remind the world to show love, be united in love, and in strength, only then can we do the impossible and most importantly, carry on during difficult moments.
This Hebrew song, written and composed by Tamar&Netanel, talks about nature's cycle and its important connection to our soul. Soema Montenegro's stunning vocals in Spanish and Guaraní (indigenous language of her ancestors) gives the piece its warmth and mystic sound of nature's ancient motherhood, Moshe Elmakias on keyboard and Tamar&Netanel's male-female vocals reflect the male and female forces in nature.
Very often, the human race marveled by its own intellect and strength tends to forget that we are one with the planet; and that we need diversity even for our own survival. Rise Again is a song of hope. it doesn't condemn but acknowledges that mankind has been wrong a lot of times in the past and that there is the opportunity to rise again as one with the planet.
The song describes a dialogue between a flower and a drop of water on their journey to find each other. This micro perspective reflects the fragileness and uniqueness of each living organism on our planet - a thing we often tend to forget.
This song was derived from something we all need. Love is the inner abundance, and like love air is the exterior abundance. It is present and available at all times in our waking and sleeping. While we breathe, let us also remember the inward air of love that reminds us of its presence...creating a circle of true life.
“Faith, waiting in the heart of a seed, promises a miracle of life which cannot prove at once.” Kabir. There were horrific wildfires in the Amazon rain forest followed by Australia wildfires in 2019. The pictures of burnt animals were barely possible to see. But then, rain came, the fire ceased and there were pictures of new leaves, new flowers coming out of burnt bushes. These pictures were hinting the very fact that Nature has the power of creating and nurturing life. Our song is an emotional out-pour of many events in past years.”
This composition is titillated "Hopes". When I composed it on the piano I had an imagine of a better world and hopes that somethings will change in this world, in all aspects, environment, pollution, respect between people and conflicts between countries.
‘’Nature is full of meaning, filled with indescribable music. The trees, the stars and the blue hills ache with a meaning which can never be uttered in words’’ - Rabindranath Tagore. Here is how we would like to sum our feelings behind 'Shira': In Silence and Joy, I dance to the tune of yours, O Mother Earth, I exist because you exist, I do not know which language you speak, but I've sung many times in your embrace, You have spoken to me through your silence, All those traveled through me, became a melody, a song I sing in silence and joy.
Hoshana Rabbah (Aramaic: הוֹשַׁעְנָא רַבָּא) is the seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. This day is marked by a special synagogue service, the Hoshana Rabbah, in which seven circuits are made by the worshippers, while the congregation recites Hoshanot. The song is speaking about the power of the earth and land, there is a huge shout of a man who asks from god to bless the earth, the land, the fruits, the seeds and the nature. The lyrics to this song were written by my favorite artists names Eviatar Banai.
An original composition, this song describes both the beauty and the pain or carrying Judaism. Jews have been hunted and punished for their faith wherever they went to, and this song describes this commitment that passes from mother to daughter in a sensitive way. lyrics written by my mother :Shoshana Karbasi sung in Ladino-Sephardic. (dialect of Jewish Spanish). In loving memory of the once glorious Jewish sephardic community of Thessaloniki (Greece) that was sent to concentration camps during the holocaust never to return.
It is a Yemenite wedding song that was sung to the much too young bride before her marriage. It is a painful dialogue between the young bride and her father, then between her and her mother. In her sadness of leaving her safe parent’s home to an unknown destiny to go to her future husband’s home, she asks her mother for protection, and her father to please not listen to her at this hour of mercy and not give her away to a stranger. How could you give your daughter away? I tried to give that bride (of many in many countries) a clear voice.