Images from Home
The concept of melting pot is one of the most predominant social tools of modern society. Assimilation is inevitable. And Israel is an extreme example of infusing societies. Ziv Ravitz is a descendent of a multi-cultural family. From a very young age he was exposed to his European (Poland/Russia) music heritage as well as the North African one (Egypt). The project "Images From Home" is a representation of that infusion of music that Ziv experienced while growing up in Israel. The music is based on all those genres that impacted not only Ziv's sensibility but many other Israeli musicians. The concept behind the music is to blur the line between genres. To simulate real life in Israel at the moment where it is hard to define what exactly your heritage and background is. The members of Ziv's ensemble were chosen for the same reason the music was created. All musicians share similar east-west assimilation. Avishai Cohen and Omer Klein bring to the table those elements that help blur the lines of genre and go beyond the music and it's definition.