Allo Alaev, a great master of percussion, took up the Doyra (a frame drum with metal rings inside), at an early age. He made rapid progress and was soon appointed the first percussionist of the folk Opera Company of the Tajikistan capital Dushanbe where he toured and performed for 50 years.
Allo Alaev composes pieces for percussion, manages playing on up to 9 drums at the time and has forwarded this dance- percussion virtuosity to his children and grand children.
The entire Alaev family emigrated to Israel in 1991. Allo accomplished to continue the tradition in the family and has made this ensemble well known to all Israeli families, by numerous TV programs and continuous concerts in Israel and abroad.
An ensemble of three generations of virtuosos perform together on stage and create a happy feast of colors and music, where rhythms are dominant. The presence of the younger generation makes this a true cross over from the old to the new. Today, the multi talented ensemble includes Allo Alaev’s two sons, Ariel and Amin and his grandchildren Zvika, Allen, Amir and Aviva. (Ages between 79-15)
The Alaev Family plays: Doyra –Bukharian Frame Drum, Darbukka ,Alofon- percussion, Cajon Turkish Clarinet Garmon –Accordeon , Bayan ( Russian accordion ) Violin Bucharian horn Duduk- Armenian horn instrument Bass- by Yonathan Levy ( Izabo) Music production – Tamir MuskatWe are grateful we got to hear their music tonight and are only sorry we could not stay to see the great Indian violinist L. Subramaniam and his Global Fusion show.