At the heart of Kibbutz Yas’ur, an old, relatively small, building conceals a treasure of flutes and unique musical instruments gathered in the course of many journeys around the world. A treasure of instruments capable of producing enchanting sounds in frequencies the human ear never tires of hearing. This treasure is called “Halil Bagalil” (Flute in the Galilee), a center for flutes and world music managed by Hagit Rosmarin and Gil Bohadana, two musicians who have in fact built their home near the studio.
Those who travel to the Galilee, should check if Hagit and Gil are in the area, so that they too can take a peek at the treasure of very unique musical instruments and listen to both the sounds and the stories behind each instrument. This collection comprises primitive string instruments, flutes made of different natural materials, percussion and other instruments collected from tribes, communities and nations around the world. For example the Kurdish Mey, the Turkish Zurna, the Japanese Shakuhachi, the South American Quena Flutes and more…
Most of the year, the two perform, teach and run a show called “Flutes Around the Globe”, inside or outside the studio. The show includes African, Native American, Oriental, Mediterranean, Irish and other music. The variety of workshops the two hold includes one for building musical instruments from recycled materials, a workshop of green sounds, sounds from the scrapyard and the construction of large sound producing sculptured facilities.
At their Yas’ur studio, the couple conduct short performances, about one hour long, and once a month on Friday afternoon they hold a meeting “welcoming the Sabath with sounds” for a modest participation fee.