MEET THE SHALVA BAND

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Tal Kima

Percussion
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Tal, who has Down syndrome, has been attending Shalva since age 6, and it was in music therapy that his talent for the drums was discovered. Tal's hobby is... CLICK FOR MORE
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Tal Kima

PERCUSSION


Tal, who has Down syndrome, has been attending Shalva since age 6, and it was in music therapy that his talent for the drums was discovered. Tal’s hobby is learning songs in sign language and he often accompanies the soloists in sign language to the delight of the audience. His dream is to serve in the IDF and we hope he will fulfil it.


“It’s my favourite thing to do!”

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Guy Maman

Vocals and keyboard
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A graduate of Music Composition at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Guy didn't let his visual impairment prevent him from finishing college, without any... CLICK FOR MORE
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Guy Maman

VOCALS AND KEYBOARD


A graduate of Music Composition at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Guy didn’t let his visual impairment prevent him from finishing college, without any shortcuts. In spite of his disability and the difficulty it entails, today he’s a well-known keyboardist on the Israeli music scene.


“Music is the vehicle through which I connect worlds.”

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Dina Samteh

Vocals
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Born in Manipur, India, Dina came to Israel at age 10. Dina got her musical talents from her mother, a guitarist, and learned Hebrew through singing. Friendly and ... CLICK FOR MORE
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Dina Samteh

VOCALS


Born in Manipur, India, Dina came to Israel at age 10. Dina got her musical talents from her mother, a guitarist, and learned Hebrew through singing. Friendly and personable, Dina captivates audiences with her warmth and beautiful voice. Despite being blind, Dina says she feels the light and the happiness that the audiences radiate, which makes her feel equal. Dina is currently a National Service volunteer at Shalva and dreams of a successful music career.


“It is important for me not only to receive, but to give back. Shalva is my home and the tools that I got here will be used in my future.”

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Anael Khalifa

Vocals
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Anael, who was born blind, began singing at age 5. Originally from France, the family came to Israel when she was 8. Singing was the tool... CLICK FOR MORE
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Anael Khalifa

VOCALS


Anael, who was born blind, began singing at age 5. Originally from France, the family came to Israel when she was 8. Singing was the tool Anael used to adjust to her new school, it allowed her to stand out even though she didn’t yet speak the language. She dreams of growing more independent, and more confident in front of an audience. She plans to study psychology, with an emphasis on trauma counseling. She describes Shalva as a place that gives, and gives so much that you just want to give along with it. And so she chose to do her National Service at Shalva.


“Music is everything. It’s my home. It’s a hug. I connect to myself and to others through music. It’s me!”

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Yair Pomburg

Rap & percussions
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Yair grew up in Shalva's programs and returned to Shalva as an adult, working in the coffee shop and playing in the band. Visitors to Café Shalva can see him enthusiastically waiting tables... CLICK FOR MORE


Yair Pomburg

RAP AND PERCUSSIONS


Yair grew up in Shalva’s programs and returned to Shalva as an adult, working in the coffee shop and playing in the band. Visitors to Café Shalva can see him enthusiastically waiting tables, with a broad smile on his face. An electrician’s assistant by trade, Yair has strong opinions and is an avid follower of politics.


“I’m so happy playing the drums.”

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MUSIC CLIP

שלווה

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MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE

The Shalva Band is comprised of 8 talented musicians with disabilities who performs to the highest musical standards by invitation at cultural venues and dignitary events throughout the year. Inspiring crowds throughout Israel and around the world with its musical repertoire and charm, the band is one of Shalva’s most celebrated inclusion programs.