Bensoussan Aaron, Cantor

Moroccan-born Aaron Bensoussan studied the art of Sephardic liturgical music from his father and master musicians.

Bensoussan has performed in concert halls, theaters, temples, festivals and community centers all over the United States, Canada, Israel, Europe and Australia, including the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem Theater in Jerusalem and Carnegie Hall in New York City. He accompanies himself on the Oud (Arabic Lute) and the Darbouka (Arabic Hand Drum). His repertoire is laced with original Sephardic compositions, Cantorial and Yiddish pieces, Israeli and Hasidic melodies, Ladino Romanzas, Broadway Ballads and Operatic Arias. He has also performed and recorded with symphonic orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bensoussan is most recognized for his superb ability to combine his expertise in both Ashkenazi and Sephardic music to create his intoxicating new sound full of soul. Anyone who attends one of his concerts knows that it is impossible not to be overtaken with emotion and uplifted spiritually and musically. A prolific composer, Bensoussan's recordings are filled with his own unique songs and classic favorites.