VOICES OF YEMEN
VOICES OF YEMEN is a musical ensemble created in 2021 by Ravid Kahalani (Yemen Blues) in partnership with the Association of Culture lead by Dr. Yigal Ben Shalom – whose main focus is to preserve the mystical songs of the Jewish Tribes of Yemen.
The VOICES OF YEMEN debut album “Judah” presents a carefully selected collection of ritual songs performed by a chorus of energetic and soulful vocalists singing in the uniquely wild style characteristic of their ancestral heritage.
“Judah” Produced and arranged by enigmatic bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (Yo-Yo Ma, John Zorn, Cyro Baptista) and Ravid Kahalani.
Complete with ear-bending vocal harmonies, the powerful Yemenite rhythms of the traditional oil can, and supported by intense amplified grooves and beautiful free soundscapes – VOICES OF YEMEN “Judah” results in an experience that brings this ancient art form to a deep trance-inducing adventure of joyful music and performance.
VOICES OF YEMEN “Judah” will see the light of the media and global stages in 2022
Moshe Harir – vocals, oil can
Yair Tzabari – vocals, percussion, oud
Aviad Yihye – vocals, percussion
*Ravid Kahalani – vocals, percussion, musical director
Boaz Gadka – vocals, oil can, percussion
Amitai Aricha – vocals, percussion
Rony Iwryn – percussion
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – bass
Ofer Mizrahi – guitar
Dan Mayo – drums
* Appears on occasion