Quarter to Africa is a blend of sounds which they grew up with, sounds of the Middle East embraced with the mother land of Africa that is within the foundations of music.
Yakir and Elyasaf have a common vision on the music, the feeling, they want to spread and share.
Elyasaf Bashari (Riff Cohen) – oud, bass and vocals. His musical journey is influenced by soul, funk,yemenite music, north african rhythms , afro-beat and others.
Yakir (The Apples) a multi wind instrumentalist and his compositions are influenced by jazz, funk, arabic music. the different styles are melted into the "Quarter to Africa sound".
QTA want to obtain the raw grooves, the rhythms and the melodies that have been created and evolved in their minds.
Yonatan Daskal – keyboards; Arad Yeini – trumpet; Tal Kochavi – drums; Roei Friedman – percussions; Yaron Mitelman – bass. Avi ein Zur – sound.
Quarter to Africa is an expanding family of musicians and people.
”A peoples’ band”. QTA. Love.