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Yoel Ben-Simhon & The Sultana Ensemble

"Yoel Ben-Simhon is the heart and soul of this band, whose searing vocal laments and evocative oud playing defined the sound"

Chicago Tribune
Howard Reich, music critique

"Now, with the Sultana Ensemble - Ben-Simhon comes full circle with a spirited suite of original compositions, leading an all-star squad of international musicians that build an aural bridge between East and West"

Global Rhythm Magazine
Tom Pryor, music critique

"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to hear your wonderful album. Very enlightening. Very moving.It brought back many memories of my trips to Israel. I wish you much success."

Hollywood Film Actor
Peter Strauss

"Ben-Simhon's compositions created a breakthrough that resulted with original music and shows many good artists a new direction of fusing ethnic music elements with personal original music, in high standards presentation. I recommend every music fan to have this CD"

Dr. Avi Eilam Amzalag
The Israeli Andalusian Orchestra-Conductor

"We thank Yoel Ben–Simhon and The Sultana Ensemble wholeheartedly for their great performance on the United Nations Millennium Staff Day 1999, which took place at the United Nations General Assembly Hall. This memorable event provided a rare opportunity for the international community to enjoy their most extraordinary artistic performance."

The United Nations
President UN Staff Committee
Mehri Madarshahi

"The Jewish Museum would like to thank Yoel Ben–Simhon and The Sultana Ensemble for the wonderful concert that they presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Morocco" : Jews and Art in a Muslim Land. The concert was very memorable, and I have received nothing but rave reviews from audience members who attended. You assembled a very talented group of performers, and chose excellent material to perform. There was truly a special feeling of excitement in the full–to–capacity auditorium!"

The Jewish Museum
Director of Media and Public Programs
Aviva Weintraub

"Yoel Ben–Simhon and The Sultana Ensemble presented a wonderful performance. We all enjoyed it and many students voiced their appreciation. I do hope that we can plan on a return performance next spring."

New York Institute of Technology
Dean of students
Zennabelle Sewell


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