TAHJA & YA SALAAM
An authentic Middle Eastern ensemble.
With beautiful live music and dance, exquisite costumes, and amazing energy and talent, Ya Salaam musicians and dancers bring a unique entertainment experience to enchanted audiences.
Click below to hear a compilation of some songs by YaSalaam:
YaSalaam plays for International Festivals, Peace Concerts, Zaffas, Haflas, Weddings, Private Parties and themed events. They are known to draw large crowds and create celebrations that are long remembered.
“Ya Salaam is not just a band… it’s an experience!”
Ya Salaam performs traditional songs, some dating back to the 1500s, without cross-fusion or electronic enhancements. They believe that pure music and dance is important to not only pass down the history and traditions of cultures, but also to keep society together and happy.
The name Ya Salaam translates as either “Peace Now” or “Oh, Wow!”
In the Middle East, dance is always performed to a live band. There is an organic synergy of live music and dance that is spontaneous and intensely up-lifting. YaSalaam re-creates this feeling for dancers and audiences every where they perform.
The band features oud, vocals, guitar, ney (Middle Eastern flute) and traditional percussion.
Ya Salaam can also include live dance with their musical performances. Add our beautiful belly dancers or Zaffa (wedding procession entertainers) for even more excitement!
For more intimate settings, Tahja is available as a soloist to play the traditional Middle Eastern lute type instrument called the "oud". The instrument lends itself to a great deal of versatility and can create a soft atmospheric sound that is easy to converse above, or be played for a lively party with belly dance.