A famed composer, violinist, and oud player, Yair Dalal is an Israeli musician who plays Jewish music from many styles and cultures but especially that of his parents’ native country, Iraq. He was nominated "best musician from the Middle East" in the 2002 BBC World Music Awards. Ever since Dalal gave up his previous career as a desert guide to become a full-time musician, his talent and energies have been focused on sharing the music of the Near East's desert regions, especially that of the Bedouin of the Negev. He is also dedicated to exploring the music of his Iraqi and Babylonian roots.

This resource is part of the Travels with Music: Eastern Mediterranean collection.

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