THE BAND....



LJUBA DAVIS LADINO ENSEMBLE (LDL Ensemble) - "East and West"



LJUBA DAVIS: LEAD VOCALS
Only by having Ljuba sing to you can such music be made......
Ljuba learned these songs from her Grandmorther.
LJUBA'S PRESS KIT:
USA


AVRAM PENGAS: BOUZOUKI and VOCALS
Avram - the Eddy Van Halen of Bouzouki.
AVRAM'S BIO:
http://avram.pengas.com/
GREECE


NADAV LEV: SPANISH GUITAR
During recording we never had to ask Nadav to try again....
NADAV'S BIO:
http://www.nadavlev.com/
ISRAEL


RACHID HALIHAL: OUD
Everything that Rachid plays is meant for fun...... He shines like the moon in our ensemble!
RACHID'S BIO:
http://www.rachidhalihalmusic.com/
MOROCCO


MARTIN CONFURIUS: STRING BASS
Marty knew just what to do......
Marty Confurius (bass) has appeared with virtually all the top people in both bluegrass and klezmer music. His credits include work with Vassar Clements, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Andy Statman, and klezmer legend Dave Tarras.
MARTY'S DISCOGRAPHY:
BROOKLYN

OSSAMA FAROUK (FAROUK): PERCUSSION
If the President wants a belly dancer, it is likely that Farouk is the percussionist!
FAROUK'S BIO
http://www.ossamafarouk.com/
PURCHASE FAROUK'S MUSIC:
EGYPT


FRANCISO BOTERO: ENGINEER AT STUDIO G BROOKLYN
Single Handedly recorded the music over two days last Hannukah.  Francisco stayed late and gave us 110%.  We had a terrfic experience working with him and whole-heartedly recommend him as a recording engineer.
ALBUM CREDITS

CHRIS PUMMILL: ENGINEER AT ROUGH MAGIC STUDIOS
Recorded "Durme".Thank you also to Joe "Moose" Demby for facilitating our sessions.  See you guys on the roof!

JASON CANDLER: MIXING ENGINEER.

ARI RASKIN: MiXING ENGINEER FOR "DURME" and other UNRELEASED MIXES.

MICHAEL FOSSENKEMPER: MASTERING ENGINEER AT TURTLE TONE STUDIOS

PHYSICAL CD PRODUCTION BY A TO Z MEDIA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS and major supporters.
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz, Dr. Ari Mintz, Mary Yared Davis, and Margot Oullette.

PRODUCED BY DAVID E. DAVIS
"Sharing and listening to these songs sung by Ljuba (Mom) and played this way is the heightened actualization of a dream come true".
David plays the Cello solo on "Durme" and on the introduction of "Et Dodim".  He arranged the song "Adir Hu".

ALBUM COVER AND MORAL SUPPORT:
I would like to thank my wife Jennifer Delilah for much help and support throughout the entire project.
She designed the album cover, baked delicious goodies for the band rehearsals, provided encouragement - truly a Woman of Valor.

OUR GRATITUDE:
Yoav Shemesh - for recording Anthony and Chad singing the chorus of Scalerica.  Thank you YOAV!!!
Anthony Cuccia, Chad Ryan for taking time from their busy schedules to sing into the microphone.
Sebastian Lopez for singing on the chorus in Scalerica.

Chris Carlone for recording our initial Kickstarter video.
Carl Lumma - our first donor on Kickstarter!!!
Jonathan Nissenbaum - photographer and friend.
Tariq Khan, Nicki Birch, Jeff Ewusi and Andreas Hofweber at the
Breeding Ground NYC for providing the fertile venue that really catalyzed the album project.


MUSICIANS PERFORMING WITH US AT VARIOUS CONCERTS:

Norberto Goldberg - Percussion
Performed Live at DROM June 15, 2012.
Norberto's BIO

Jim Guttman - String Bass
MV Film Society July 22, 2013

Jim's BIO

Grant Smith - Percussion
MV Film Society July 22, 2013

Grant's BIO


 

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