© Arieh Rosen
Israeli music is as original as any other art form. This originality is a blend of the country's multiculturalism, made up of people from all over the world, and its 4,000-year-old Jewish traditions, as well as the influence of instruments and compositional styles unique to the Middle East. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world's finest orchestras, Israeli jazz, which has taken Japan by storm, Klezmer, which has been enjoyed by people of all generations, and World music, which is a current that takes full advantage of our multicultural society. Furthermore, rock, rap, and electro music have spread across borders in the Internet era and been loved by young people around the world. One of the latest trends is the phenomenon of Jewish artists with Islamic roots singing in Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian and composing fusion music that incorporates Middle Eastern instruments such as the oud. In any case, contemporary Israeli musicians draw inspiration and creative energy from a variety of sources, from cutting-edge technology to Jewish traditions such as poetry and the Bible.