12 music groups @ womex 2023

Music Port  will present at the worldwide music expo 2023
a colorful and refreshing selection of twelve groups from the Israeli vibrant world music scene. 

Meet finest selection. download online catalog here

Ofer Mizrahi Trio 
The trio explores a musical expression where Western, Turkish, Indian and Jazz music enter into a dialogue, and where the beauty of ethnic melodies is celebrated in a spontaneous and sensual vocabulary.

Yaara Beeri
Yaara Beeri- a kamanche player, composer, and instrumentalist, is coming out with her original music inspired by the sounds of JerusalemJewish prayers and Arabic flavors

Yamma Ensemble
World’s leading music group of Hebrew and Jewish music. Middle Eastern. Mediterranean. Traditional.Original. 
Contemporary. Global. Local

Bint El Funk
Singer Shiran Karny leads a Funky-Yemen groovy band combining Jewish Yemenite songs traditional with a modern  and original material. energetic full of psychedelic electricity

Doron Mizrahi
Doron Mizrahi presents in his new album a jazzy-cinematic symphonic nine-movement piece, a rich exploration of his life’s journey.

Uriel Herman
Jazz pianist and composer. His sound draws from his classical piano upbringing with a mastery of complex Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies. performs with his quartet and as a soloist.

Ayelet Ori Benita
Singer, percussionist and composer.
Her work inspired by her Jewish – Arabic roots and heritage, and the desire to combine singing and drumming with the narrative of the Jewish North African woman’s culture.

Desert Reflections
Yair Dalal in a new musical project together with Alik Korpho, DJ and music producer. electronic music with desert ethnic sounds with singing and playing the violin

Gilad Ephrat Ensemble
Gilad Efrat’s ensemble has influences from world music, jazz, classical music, pioneering Israeli music and more. With his double bass he travels between worlds, near and far.

Itai Armon Ensemble
A multi-cultural, original world music group insipred from the ancient Maqams . Its influences travel beyond any boundaries and cross borders as they drift from Central Asia to the Middle East, up to contemporary western Music.  

Castle in Time Orchestra
Castle in Time Orchestra presents original, contemporary and independent music, playing acoustic and electronic instruments. The orchestra works to expand the boundaries and research areas of sounds and performative behaviors.

The Piyut Ensemble
The ensemble performs the treasures of North African Jewish tradition: liturgical music, synagogue chants & poetry  through a unique and multilayered musical language

The Israeli presentation at Womex 23 is supported by the Israel Lottery Council For Culture & Arts

Artistic program committee 2023

These professionals took the time to listen and select

Meira Segal – musician, traditional wind instrument player, over 20 years of experience in the local and international music industry.

Zohar Fresco – musicians, percussion master & visual artist,  carries a meticulous, precise aesthetic perception and a musical touch of quality. Over 30 years of experience in the local and international music industry.

Ofer Ziv – USA
Producer, owner and manager of an international artist agency in Los Angeles. Over 25 years of experience in the international music industry

Birgit Ellinghaus – Germany
A highly apprecited and valued personality in the international world music field. carries a rich and impressive experience and projects. has been visiting WOMEX since the first edition. also served as a former jury member.