||Kaya & Cosmogenesis
Solo singer, composer and lyricist
A mostly autodidactic singer born in Jerusalem, where she absorbed the rich and
multi-faceted cultural and musical influences of this unique international city.
The chants of prayers from churches, mosques and synagogues, the singing of peddlers
and stallholders in the street markets, and other sounds of the bustling city
echo in her unique, powerful and vibrant voice. Her formal singing training includes
studying with leading opera teachers in Israel. Kaya has appeared throughout
Europe, represented Israel in South Korea and Thailand. She performs regularly
at many events in Israel. Kaya composed and wrote the lyrics of all the songs
in the performance of "Cosmogenesis".
Kaya recently won honorable mention with the song ''Sparida'' in the world music
category of the 2001 unisong international song contest. Her song was chosen
by top industry judges out of over 4.000 entries from more than 40 countries
Band leader and percussionist
Singer, composer, arranger, percussionist (specializes in talking drum and
darbuka, for which he invented special playing methods).
Has played since his early childhood, studied in Israel (Givatayim Conservatory)
and the U.S.A. (Dick Groove Music School, L.A., Juilliard and Hunter College,
As the band leader, performer and vocalist of his own band, "Situation",
performed before international dignitaries such as a former U.S. president,
various prime ministers and high officials, appearing in many of the world's
most prestigious venues, representing Israel in many official tours such as
the Israeli delegation to Korea on the occasion of the establishment of diplomatic
relations with the Republic of South Korea.
Participated in the World Folk Festival in Queen Sikrit Center, Bangkok, Thailand.