One of the most unique percussion set ups of Rony Iwryn and Itamar Doari and extreme, highly polished rhythm section with Shanir Blumenkranz are the pulsating, danceable underpinning of this unique musical collaboration. Yemen Blues has created a sound that swirls with the Yemenite tradition of Muslims, Christians and Jews, with contemporary overlays of rock & roll, jazz & blues.
The visionary collaboration between Laswell and Yemen Blues focusing on hard groove, rich vocals, clarity and heavy sound, featuring one of the greatest voices of the Sahara Mariem Hassan, as well as the Yemenite star Tziyon Golan and One of the greatest rappers in France history Oxmo Puccino.
Named the #1 World Music ensemble by Montreal's Le Devoir and the best album for 2011 by CVS Sweden, Yemen Blues, led by “ridiculously charismatic front man Ravid Kahalani” burst onto the world and contemporary music scenes in 2010 creating a worldwide buzz that has only gotten louder and more intense since then.
Yemen Blues is co-sponsored by Stay Novo and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene for these performances.