The 1991 French film Tous les matins du monde (All the Mornings of the World) attracted an audience of unexpected size for a story about French Baroque viol music, becoming a runaway hit in France and Germany and even gained wide distribution in the classical-chary U.S. The commercial ramifications grew with the release of the film's soundtrack, featuring early music giant Jordi Savall on viol; the soundtrack achieved platinum sales levels in its initial release. The film's story, built on a very few sketchy facts about the reclusive seventeenth century viol player known only as Monsieur de Sainte Colombe, drew viewers with its modern resonances touching on the conflict between art and popular success, and partly with its dramatic lighting reminiscent of the paintings of Louis le Nain. The soundtrack has a few pieces with vocals or with a small ensemble of other players.
The Chéhadé brothers, composers and interpreters of their songs, are from Jerusalem where they were born and raised in a family where art had a prominent place.Their home was an open house for poets and musicians. Together, they can play all Arabic instruments, such as oud, bouzok, kanoun, violon, double bass, cello, nay, chabbabeh, tabla, katem, riq …).