Yemen Blues returns – this time as a duo! If you attended June’s Collider Picnic then you know what’s in store.
Ravid Kahalani’s Yemen Blues project begins and ends with the singer’s rhapsodic voice and a Yemeni accent acquired from childhood religious singing — but everything in the middle is global, funky, and outrageous. Kahalani is part Prince, part James Brown, and his music reaches into Moroccan gnawa, Nigerian afrobeat, ecstatic jazz, and global soul. Traditional folkways and devotional song intersect effortlessly with heavy grooves and transcendental jams.
“Some acts are so unique, so hard to describe, they even go so far as to invent their own language” -Time Out
Supported by the Consulate General of Israel to New England.