The Terra Rossa ensemble represents a new generation of musicians in
Jerusalem, and in Israel in general, and has influenced the culture in
Jerusalem and created a new genre. The original music is composed
by Yishai Ben-Yaacov and the arrangements are a combined effort of
the whole ensemble, both are deeply influenced by the different
musical cultures of the east and the west. The music aims to create a
unique and refreshing dialogue between the artists’ different
traditions and cultures, and seeks to find the simple truth which
unites them all.
The name of the ensemble is derived from the rich fertile red soil that
is very common in the hills of Jerusalem – known as "Terra Rossa".
This is the first cd by Terra Rossa the ensemble which
was founded in 2007 by Yishai Ben-Yaacov.