A New Middle East
We are located at the junction of lands and cultures. We are a meeting place of different nations and cultures. We are the merging of thousands of years of history and folklore. We are a huge fan of colors and sounds. This year, at the New Gate, you will find ensembles and bands playing a new kind of Middle East and creating musical combinations that awake the imagination – classical Persian music with Hassidic tunes, Arabian scales with Indian sounds, Bedouin singing with Sufi dancing, the Yemen Diwan and the Galilee fold. This is the place to open your heart and let the imagination wake up, to let the body dance to the tunes of the new Middle East.