Beth Bahia Cohen

Beth Bahia Cohen

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Beth Bahia Cohen and friends- Music of Hungary, Romania, Morocco and Turkey

Beth Bahia Cohen – violin and Turkish yaylı (bowed) tanbur
Mimi Rabson – Kontra viola and űtőgardon
Manos Stratis – bass
Mohammed Mejaour – nay and percussion
Giorgio Albanese – accordion
with special guest dancer Dense Takacsy

Beth Bahia Cohen is a violinist of Syrian Jewish and Russian Jewish heritage. Inspired at a young age by the sounds she heard at family gatherings, she went on to study with master musicians from Hungary, Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East. She plays the violin, viola, Greek lyras, Turkish bowed tanbur and kabak kemane, Norwegian hardingfele, and Egyptian rababa.

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