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Yemen Blues

The Jewish Music Festival and The Israel Center present

Yemen Blues

Sun Hop Fat

Mon, August 1, 2011

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $50.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$15 Adv. / $20 Day of Show / $50 VIP (Includes balcony access and a CD from Yemen Blues)

Yemen Blues
Yemen Blues

Shaped by his origins as a Yemeni Jew, the fascinating voice of Ravid Kahalani brilliantly evokes the musical universe of his ancestors. Stretching like a slow caravan crossing the desert, it winds through West African blues and the thousand and one vibrations of the Sahara, Nubian, Gnawi, Touaregs, Saidi and Bambara.

This luscious mix of jazz tonalities, which also crosses into funk, rings out as an ode to to African grooves and a modern echo of the ancestral rhythms. Ravid Kahalani creates a canvas printed both with deep emotions when his rasping laments tear open the heavens,but also with popular jubilation when the percussions, the oud, the celloand the brass instruments interweave in a harmonious dance that is complex and resolutely modern. A joyful oasis in the middle of the desert...

Line up:
Vocals & Gimbri: Ravid Kahalani
Bass & Oud: Shanir Blumenkranz
Viola: Galia Hai
Cello: Hilla Epstein
Flute: Hadar Noiberg
Trumped: Itamar Borochov
Trombone: Reut Regev
middle eastern Percussion: Yohai Cohen
latin Percussion: Rony Iwryn
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