YEMEN BLUES will present the premiere performance of INSANIYA - the band's newest sound and presentation based on its soon to be released album produced by Bill Laswell. Imani Uzuri will open the night!!!
Yemen Blues just recorded their new album with the legendary producer Bill Laswell. The phenomenal visionary collaboration between Laswell and Yemen Blues will soon make big waves in the music world.
Named the #1 World Music ensemble by Montreal's Le Devoir, Best album for CVS paper Sweden & The success story of Liberation France. Yemen Blues, led by “ridiculously charismatic front man Ravid Kahalani” burst onto the world and comtemporary music scenes in 2010 creating a world wide buzz that has only gotten louder and more intense since then. 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 of Jews, with contemporary overlays of rock & roll, jazz & blues.
The new Yemen Blues show is a visual and rhythmic feast that will take you on a thrilling musical journey to explore the INSANIYA (humanity) in each of us.
This album and show is 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 more!
The new show “INSANIYA” (Humanity) based on Laswell’s sound from the upcoming album. The show includes a collaboration with the super talented Ori Ben-Shabat from the group of artists “Maria Kong” who created an original video art on 5 screens for each of the songs. The artist uses video footage including live dance infused by original images inspired to the new sound of Yemen Blues. The new Yemen Blues experience is coming to New York for one night only on June 13 at the Highline Ballroom. Come check it out - you'll be hooked forever.