Sababa 5' was formed in 2016 by Amir Sadot and Ilan Smilan, both members of TIGRIS band and the Hoodna Orchestra.
The four group members known for their work for some of Tel Aviv's top artists/vocalists, such as Gili Yalo, Liraz Cherchi, Sari and Reno, Ester Rada, Kutiman and more.
With members' influences that range from wrecking crew and The Funk Brothers recordings from the 60's, to analog Middle Eastern music from the 70's, the sound of the band constantly revolves around different genres and rhythms, yet, in its core, Sababa 5' is always a groove-centric band.
The main source of inspiration for the band are "lehakot ketzev" (beat groups) from Israel that played innovative combinations of psychedelic rock mixed with Mediterranean Arab music during the 60’s and 70's. The fusion of East and West and the new spirit brought by the band members create a unique mix of styles that crystallize into a new and original work.
The music of Sababa 5' characterized by a combination of mediterranean rhythms and melodies together with sounds from the world of rock and psychedelic funk.
The band is currently working on a new instrumental album alongside production of new songs for local singers.