Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Yoni Battat Music

Yoni Avi Battat (he/him) is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer specializing in contemporary and traditional Jewish music from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Yoni’s Judaism is deeply rooted in both his Iraqi and Polish ancestry, and especially the rich musical traditions that come from these cultures. He delights in sharing traditional melodies alongside his own original music, inspired and informed by the Ashkenazi and Mizrahi music of generations past. Yoni has performed around the world with artists such as Yair Dalal, Shai Tsabari, and Nava Tehila. He received his Bachelor's from Brandeis University and Master's from Boston University, studying classical viola performance and composition alongside Yiddish and Arabic language. He also studied oud and violin extensively in Jerusalem, where he was able to focus on Arabic maqam (mode systems) and piyutim (Jewish liturgical poems). In September Yoni will be releasing his first album of original and traditional music surrounding his Iraqi-Jewish identity and our yearning as human beings to draw closer to our ancestors, homelands, and memories. www.yonibattat.com

I Have Worked With

  • September 2016 to July 2021

    Performed at many Jewish Arts Collaborative Events. Served as the inaugural Community Creative Fellow in which I wrote and recorded an original album surrounding my Iraqi-Jewish identity, in dialogue with the Boston community.

  • September 2020 to July 2021

    Perform and co-lead services with original and traditional music.

  • September 2016 to May 2021

    Teach Jewish songs, perform during Shabbat services and holidays

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Yonatan
Job Title/Position: 
Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Composer
Mailing Address: 
116 Floral St.
Apt. 2
Newton, MA 02461
Physical Address: 
116 Floral St. Apt. 1
Newton, MA 02461
Last Name: 
Battat
Phone: 
203-927-7971

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Composition
Music - Folk
Music - Jazz
Music - Traditional
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Languages Available: 
Arabic
Hebrew
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Virtual Events
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Brandeis University, Bachelors in Viola Performance
Boston University, Masters in Viola Performance
Middle Eastern Music Center, Year-long training program
Community Creative Fellowship
Arabic Music Retreat, 2-week training program

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Sound reinforcement
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
12

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$80