Aug 2 2011
Yemen Blues to play free concert at the Skirball Cultural Center

Thursday, August 4
Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis
Be dazzled by this band’s groundbreaking revitalization of Yemenite Jewish musical traditions.

Founded by rising star and charismatic Yemenite Israeli vocalist Ravid Kahalani and arranger/bassist Omer Avital, the nine-member Yemen Blues plays an ebullient mix of traditional Yemenite Jewish melodies, American blues, jazz, funk, and West and North African grooves. The electrifying musicianship of this ensemble must be seen to be believed!

“Led by the ridiculously charismatic singer Ravid Kahalani, the nine-piece ensemble combine traditional Yemenite melodies and instruments—including all sorts of percussion; even empty jerry cans!—with jazz, blues and funk to come up with a sound that’s like nothing we’ve ever heard before.”—National Geographic

Yemen Blues are: Ravid Kahalani (vocals/gimbri); Shanir Blumenkranz (oud/bass); Galia Hai (viola); Hilla Epstein (cello); Hadar Noiberg (flutes); Itamar Borochov (trumpet); Reut Regev (trombone); Rony Iwryn (Latin percussion); and Yohai Cohen (Middle Eastern percussion).

Parking: $10 per car (cash only)
Carpooling encouraged • Street parking strictly prohibited
Or take Metro Rapid 761

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