YEMEN BLUES is an original and fascinating meeting of traditional Yemenite melodies with the world of blues, jazz and funk. Flavours of West African roots and enhanced modern compositions are creating a breathtaking experience and a mixture of beautiful complex grooves with an amazing live energy where ever this band enters the stage.
YEMEN BLUES was founded 2010 by Ravid Kahalani, a rising star in Israel who grew up in a traditional Yemenite family. He learned the language and the traditional chants of his origin. Kahalani extended his influences in the areas of blues and West African soul, from the Sahara desert through classical Opera singing to Afro-American blues. He joined forces with Omer Avital, a well known bass player and composer from New York, and together they created YEMEN BLUES, a supergroup of top musicians from New York, Israel and Uruguay. They soon got noticed within the music world around the globe and attracted media and promoters with their imressive and intense showcases at music fairs like BABEL MED or WOMEX. Since these days they are bringing their music to audiences around the world. YEMEN BLUES is "a language you will understand no matter where you come from", singer Ravid Kahalani says. "It is my origin and my influences all together as well as meeting with this group of amazing musicians."
YEMEN BLUES concerts are an ultimate celebration of African grooves, a pure happiness & deep emotion Yemenite singing, a new music experience and innovative sound with a strong message.
Underwritten in part by the Zina Vladimirsky Memorial Performing Arts Fund.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest.
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (View)
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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