Yemen Blues Plays Hallel

PERFORMANCE

Yemen Blues Plays Hallel

Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 08:30PM
Price: $50, $45 Friends, $37.50 students and seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission

Join us for a performance that is at once uproarious and deeply spiritual, fusing Afrofunk groove and Yemenite Jewish culture. Magnetic frontman Ravid Kahalani leads this nine-piece ensemble in their second appearance at the Museum. Together, they’ll not only have you moving, but they’ll also take you on a spiritual exploration. Hallel (הלל), meaning praise in Hebrew, is a Jewish prayer in which Psalms 113 to 118 are recited as an act of thanks. Yemen Blues is one of Israel’s most exciting bands, having garnered world-wide acclaim for their unique and captivating sound.

 

This performance is a co-production with the Ashkenaz Festival and is part of our 2019/20 Performing Arts season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performative arts in connecting communities, preserving culture, and spurring social change.

 

Ravid Kahalani - Lead Vocal & Gimbri
Rony Iwryn - Percussion
Shanir Blumenkranz - Bass & Oud
Nikki Glaspie - Drums
Salit Lahav - Flute & Sax
Navid Kandelousi - Violin & Kamancheh
Yoed Nir - Cello
Yonatan Voltzok - Trombone
Asa Kook - Trumpet 

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