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Yemen Blues

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Date(s) - 07/13/2013
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center


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“(Yemen Blues) could sound like an Arabic pop orchestra accompanying serpentine melodies, or a North African trance group driving a modal riff, only to switch toward jazzy horn and flute solos or hints of chamber music.” — The New York Times

“Quite simply, it’s one of the most exciting bands in world music right now.” — Time Out Chicago

Yemen Blues

  • Ravid Kahalani – vocals
  • Itamar Borochov – trumpet
  • Omer Avital – bass, oud
  • Shanir Blumenkranz – bass, oud
  • Itamar Doari – percussion
  • Rony Iwryn – latin percussion

The passionate Yemeni-born Israeli singer Ravid Kahalani leads a roaring group of improvising brass, string and percussion players – including the hot Israeli bassist and oud player Omer Avital – making intoxicating music that merges West African rhythms and ancient Jewish Yemeni melodies, mambo and funk. The group has been making huge waves of late, appearing in Paste magazine’s list of 10 International Acts to Watch and performing a captivating, star-making set at the 2012 globalFEST, the most prestigious world music festival in America. The band is currently working on the follow-up to their stellar 2011 debut. With members hailing form Israel, Finland, Uruguay and the U.S., Yemen Blues captures myriad global influences, blending them in to a seamless, soulful and raucous stew.


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