Lecture in language
He is lead singer of Gulaza group and founder of Alternative Yemenite music group Ensemble Yaman. Igal, whose father is of Yemenite origin and mother of Moroccan descent, born in Algeria, was exposed in his life to the hidden and fascinating world of Yemenite Women, and has spent years studying their traditional songs and texts.
Igal studied music at the Bar-Ilan University and majored in Arabic, Andalusian and classical Persian music styles. Graduated with Honors from Beit Zvi School of the performing arts and won 13 honorary scholarships. Igal has Participated as a singer/actor in various theater productions in Israel including Only Fools Are Sad at the the National Theatre of Israel - HaBima.
Igal and Gulaza group continue the natural evolution of Yemenite Women songs. Instinctive and mystical texts that have passed for centuries from mother to daughter acquire a modern and contemporary meaning in a special instrumental composition. The combination of traditional Middle Eastern strings, cello and acoustic guitars, and the fact that these songs are sung for the first time by a man - creates a unique soundtrack that takes the listener into the deep world of the women in Yemen.