Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ravid Kahalani's Yemen Blues

The excellent music blog Aspara "genre- and tradition- crossing music from around the world" recently ran a nice piece on Yemen Blues, an Israeli group led by Ravid Kahalani. As Aspara notes, Kahalani mixes "blues blended with Yemenite Jewish chants, West African percussion, funk, and much, much more. Great stuff. Check out the Asapra article for the full story.

You can get more info on Yemen Blues at the usual places including YemenBlues.com, twitter, and their MySpace and Facebook pages. YB is touring North America right now, so check out their gig schedule (this means you NY, Chicago, Calgary and LA).


Ilan said...

Quite a coincidence. I'll see him (them) this Thursday at the Barby -tel aviv. Will keep you posted.

Jack said...

Awesome. Please do!

Ilan said...

When fusion is not an F word. Backed by 8 highly accomplished musicians (viola, cello, percussion X2, oud, flute, trumpet and trombone) Ravid Kahalani (vocal and Gimbri) rocked the Tel Aviv Barby last night. Yemenite Jewish Diwan, West African and North African rhythms blended in an organic and non contrived way (Omer Avital musical director - see "Third World Love") end up being an intoxicating potion enhanced by Kahalani's endless energy. Coming soon to a city near you. See it if you can.

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Anonymous said...

hi there;
i love this fusion -
could you somehow put me in touch? much love