Yemen Blues Quartet

June 11, 2021
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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

In this quartet iteration,  Ravid Kahalani (guembri) is accompanied by Shanir Blumenkrantz (bass, oud), as well as trumpet and drums.

This event is produced with generous support by the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

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