As part of it's continuing journey, 'Eden Mi Qedem has released an exciting new sampler disk under the name "Semantra". This album sampler contains 2 brand new tracks, as well as 2 tracks previously released on the critically acclaimed debut album "Eden Mi Qedem" (2006). The 2 new tracks- "My Baby's Eyes" and "Emunim"- appear exclusively on this sampler cd, and reflect the unique lyrical and musical style of the first album. Fans and newcomers alike are invited into the world of “Eden Mi Qedem”, where poetry, electronica, middle-eastern sounds, and psychedelia harmoniously unite to move your soul…and body.
Who is 'Eden Mi Qedem?
'Eden Mi Qedem/'Aden Min Qadeem (להקת עדן מקדם / عدن من قديم ) is a genre-defying world fusion band that is crossing musical and cultural boundaries that have never been crossed. Headed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jon Nelson (aka Samuel), 'Eden Mi Qedem has been amazing and drawing fans with its breathtaking and dynamic sound. World music? Psychedelic Jam band? Middle Eastern rock? The band's music is such a natural blend of East/West, Rock/Pop, English/Hebrew/Arabic lyrics that people from all over the world have been moved by it, finding a new, yet familiar world of inspiration in it's sound and message.
Why is the new disk called "Semantra"?
Semantra are ancient wooden percussion instruments that have been used throughout the Middle East for over millennium. Their main purpose: to summon people to prayer. For ‘Eden Mi Qedem, music IS semantra. Eden Mi Qedem’s music is also a study in the semantics of mantra. It examines the ancient connection between words and transcendence, and invites its listeners to join in this exploration.
Wedding Band of a Different Kind:
Eden Mi Qedem's dynamic playing and eclectic style have also gained them popularity as a wedding band in Israel, and around the world. At weddings, the group is especially known for it's tasteful fusion of traditional Jewish music, Arabic music, Classic Rock, Reggae, and lots of Psychedelia!