Ami Yares is a New Jersey- born, Philadelphia- living, world travelling folk musician with a knack for making music that moves you physically, spiritually, and politically. Influenced by the spectrum of Americana music, Ami’s music merges his Jersey roots into Middle Eastern culture in a yet-to-be-named fusion of styles. Ami thrives off the energy of staged performances and takes this energy into formal and informal educational settings as well.
He has toured in over twenty countries teaching and performing about social action, music, and more. Ami is a Global Ambassador for the Palestinian and Israeli youth music program, Heartbeat. This spring, he helped produce the first Hebrew language tributeto the Greatful Dead with Israeli rapper, Sagol 59. Ami often tours with his brother, Gavri Tov, in the roots fusion duo, The Brothers Yares. This summer, The Brothers Yares, will release their second EP. Ami will also be featured on the forthcoming Seeds of Peace album, “We Make the Road by Walking.” The recording features musicians from Israel, West Bank/ Palestine, Jordan, Gaza, and the United States. Now, Ami is taking his sound of the road.
Ami couldn’t be happier to have the privilege to harvest hope and action though music.