Follow Yossi Sassi, the World's leading force in "Oriental Rock" and the founder of "Orphaned Land", in the studio and beyond - working on his second solo album, "Desert Butterflies".
Sassi is known for being the constant explorer of sound and musical boundaries, driving inspiration from different cultures around the world. Sassi plays 17(!) different types of guitars and traditional instruments, and was invited to play live and share the stage with artists such as Metallica, Marty Friedman, Steven Wilson, Dave Lombardo, Ron 'bumblefoot' Thal (G’n’R) and many others.
As a veteran performing artist, with hundreds of global shows and major festivals in his record, Yossi Sassi performs ~80 shows in 30 countries on an average year.
Yossi Sassi invented the unique Bouzoukitara instrument (Electric guitar combined with acoustic Bouzouki), gave a TED talk on 'The power of music to unite people', and was awarded 4 peace and friendship awards from cities and governments. He endorses some of the best musical equipment manufacturers in the world.