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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

Supporting band: 

Rony Iwryn – percussion 

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – bass 

Ofer Mizrahi – guitar 

Dan Mayo – drums

* Appears on occasion 

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