Ensemble NAYA and Barrocade – Revealing the Roots of Western Music

Fascinated by the musical heritage of Jewish culture, Yaniv d'Or founded Ensemble NAYA with the early music specialists Nora Roll and Anders Ericson in 2008. Now a flexible group of around eight, Ensemble NAYA creates a mesmerising dialogue between early western music and musical traditions from the entire world.

NAYA's unique sound is attracting growing popularity and invitations to perform at international venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Handel Festspiele-Halle, Château de Versailles, Israel Festival, National Festival in Croatia, Stockholm Ripasso, Georgia Festival, and Flemish Opera, to name but a few.

Ensemble NAYA has now joined forces with the ravishing Barrocade for a new disc of music from the South: Latino-Ladino is an exciting new project in which mesmerising voices and instruments explore the distinct musical worlds of the Spanish, Jewish and South American traditions in an entirely original combination of these distantly related musical legacies. The charm and expressive qualities of mandolin, oud, viola da gamba, lirone, violin and flute converse with the silky countertenor of Yaniv d’Or against the evocative backdrop of theorbo, percussion, baroque guitar, organ and harpsichord, to create an enchanting experience for music lovers of all genres.
El Rey de Francia, Marizapalos, Rio de Sevillie, Abre Tu, Gracias a la Vida, Shalom Alechem, Hija Mia, A la una yo naci ... are just a few pearls in an album which promises to be full of magical surprises. Listen to some tracks here
Ensemble NAYA is currently touring in Europe, the US and the Middle East with 'Liquefacta est' - a programme centred around sacred and secular Jewish texts. Their debut CD was released in 2014 to critical acclaim: Gramophone magazine selected it as one of their top 10 recordings of the year.
The album Latino-Ladino is out internationally (Naxos 8.573566) on July 8th 2016
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The Ensemble were recently awarded the prestigious Jurica Murai Prize at the 42nd Varazdin Baroque Festival in Croatia. Read what the jury had to say about the ensemble here.