"Los Tanyaderos" is an ensemble of two to ten performers who are unique and talented musicians of various ethnic and classical instruments. Each one is capable of performing individually or with the ensemble and they have very diverse and active careers as performers and musicians. Los Tanyaderos is dedicated to the preservation of the ethnic music of endangered cultures.

At the present time they specialize in Sephardic music and concerts of international themes in more than a dozen languages. The most common instruments are the Oud, Flute, Drum, Mandolin, Kanun, Nay, Violin and Piano. Los Tanyaderos produced a double CD of Sephardic songs in 1999 called "Kantigas de Mi ChikÚs" (Songs of my Childhood),





A featured performer in the ensemble is John Bilezikjian who has been involved with Sephardic music for 34 years and in collaboration with Bonita for 13 of those years.

He regularly records for television and motion picture sound tracks such as "Schindler's List", "Prince of Egypt", "Anastasia, "Book of Stars" and many others. He can be heard on Robert Palmer's CD "Ridin High", Placedo Domingo's "Por Amor" and Ofra Haza's release "Kirya". He has toured with Leanard Cohen and has worked under the baton of Lalo Shifrin, Maurice Jarre and Zubin Mehta. Through his personality, knowledge and love of music he has become an educator as well as an entertainer on the music of the Middle East and Europe. He is well versed in the stringed instruments from around the world and has many recordings of his own on the market.


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PO Box 506; 5319 University Drive; Irvine, CA 92612
Phone (949) 786-5157 Fax (949) 786-6771
Email info@lostanyaderos.com

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