The ensemble was established in 2007 during the struggle against house demolitions in Jaffa and south Tel Aviv. Since then, the group has been operating the "Beit System Ali-System Ali house" in Bat-Yam, a local youth cultural center founded to promote, develop and provide a platform for a new generation of Jewish and Arab artists, encouraging creative encounters and collaboration between communities, stories and sources of inspiration.
The music of "System Ali" is created and coexists naturally alongside their social activity in the streets of Jaffa - Bat Yam. "System Ali" are a bright spot and a breath of fresh air for those who live in partnership with their environment and seek a representative voice for a new generation of multicultural, brave and groundbreaking work.
The ensemble started performing in 2007 at street parties, clubs, and festivals throughout the country. In 2013 they released their debut album "System Ali" which was a great success and gained praised reviews, followed by a growing number of performances and swept a large crowd all over the country. Over the years, the ensemble has also appeared in protest events in various places such as the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, the village of Jisr al-Zarqa and the village of Dahmash near Lod.
Over the years, the group's members have published, together and separately, stageworks, theater and dance performances and poetry books in Arabic and Hebrew. In recent years, solo albums have also been published by several members of the ensemble, which have also achieved great success and interest."System Ali" performs in festivals, street parties, community events, concerts and open to both young and old audiences.
محمد اغواني | Muhammad Aguani
Poet and rapper. Born in Jaffa, 1987.
He facilitates creative writing workshops in various frameworks: "Beit System Ali", the Helicon Library Network and schools in Jaffa and Lod. The Poetry Book "Pre-conditions", which he wrote in collaboration with Yonatan Kunda, was published in 2012.
محمد مغربي | Muhammad Mugrabi
Rapper, poet, and percussionist. Born in Jaffa, 1987.
He has a rich background and experience in training - from the Scout movement and Judo training, to the workshops in the framework of the "Beit System Ali". A creative actor and dancer, he participated, among other things, in "Silence" a work that won acclaim and international recognition.
نيطاع فينر | Neta Weiner
Poet, rapper and accordionist. Born in Kibbutz Givat Haim, 1987.
Artistic Director of the "Beit System Ali" in Holon. A graduate of "Muzik" - Music Creation and Production school in Tel Aviv. He is a co-creator and co-producer of theater and spoken-word performances, which were performed in a variety of festivals in Israel and abroad. In the past ten years, he has been working as a youth counselor, teacher and group facilitator in various institutions such as Sadaka Reut organization, the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Youth Advancement Network, the Makor Association for the Advancement of Music in the Community, and more. His debut album, "In The Right of Return" was published in February 2016.
Enver (Enchik) Seitibragimov
Rapper and percussionist. Born in Uzbekistan, 1988.
He immigrated to Israel in 1999 and currently lives in Jaffa. Facilitator of sessions, and teacher of Darbuka within "Beit System Ali". Dancer and choreographer in various groups and performances, including "Mysterious Theater" and "Street Children" group at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station.
Samira Saraya | سميرة سرية
Musician, Actress and writer. Born in Haifa, 1975.
Cinema and TV actor, performer, rap and spoken-word artist. Performs in different art fields and settings. She has vast experience in musical theater, stage productions and singing. Won Acco Festival Award for unique acting in 2012, Fringe theatre award for 2015 and 2017, and "best actress" award in the 2017 JFF(Jerusalem Film Festival). Samira holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and she is now studying for her MA at the Department of Cinema at Tel Aviv university.
ستاف ليبيتس | Stav Lipitz
Born in Tel Aviv, 1990.
Graduated volunteer service in the agricultural village of Mikveh Israel. Graduate of the NYC Joint Academic Program and the Israel Conservatory of Music with honors. Recording and performing with a variety of artists such as Rona Keenan, Eran Tzur and Amir Dadon, and many projects operating in Israel and abroad.
Johanna Riethmueller | يوهانا ريتمولر
Violinist, singer. Born in Germany, 1988.
Graduate from "Musrara" and The Jerusalem Music Academy-playing Arabic Violin. She started playing violin at an early age, at first with classical education and then switched to other genres as Punk and Rock. Nowadays she professionalizes in classical Arabic music. She teaches Arabic Violin in different settings and play with several groups and singers such as Firkat Al-Nur, Baghdad Radio Trio, Acut, Rana Choir, Morin Nehedar and more.
Roey Hason | روعي حسون
Sound designer and live electronic performer Born in Rishon Letziyon, 1984. He graduated from "Muzik" - muzik creation and production school in Tel Aviv. Play the keyboard, sampler, and piano. In the last years, he has been working closely with Luna Abu-Nassar in three of her albums and with Neta Weiner as well. He also took part in the mixing process and sound design of various projects in the music and dance fields.