Yemen Blues

Showcase Performance

Yemen Blues

Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 08:00PM
Price: $50, $45 Friends, $37.50 students and seniors Includes same-day Museum admission; Round-trip shuttle service from Union Station available for $5

Since 2016, our World Music Series has been connecting cultures and inspiring conversations. This season the series continues under a new banner of Global Conversations with the rhythms and sounds of Italy, Israel, Egypt, and beyond.

Experience an explosive combination of Yemeni song and poetry, Jewish music, West African groove, and funk that has made Yemen Blues one of the most exciting bands to come out of Israel in recent years. Renowned for its “uproarious” performances, the band has garnered wide acclaim around the globe.

Round-trip shuttle service from Union Station (65 Front St. W) available for $5. Shuttle departs Union Station at 6 pm. Shuttle departs from Aga Khan Museum at 10 pm to return to Union Station. Please note departure times are subject to change.

Shuttle tickets are available for purchase together with seating for this performance at the "Buy Tickets" button above.

Founded in 2010, Yemen Blues created an original sound that became a new language in contemporary music. Each of the members come from different backgrounds and bring their own sound and arrangements to Ravid Kahalani's compositions. The result is a mixture of Yemenite, West African, funk, and jazz influences that create what the band calls "new age culture music.” The mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and solid foundation, while the vocals remind the listener of ancient Arabic chants mixed with funk and blues.

Photo(s) by Zohar Ron


This event is part the Museum’s Global Conversations series of performances. View other events in the series:

Showcase Performance
America’s Funniest Muslim: Azhar Usman

Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13, 8 pm

Showcase Performance
Musical Inventions by Paolo Angeli

Thursday, February 1, 8 pm

Showcase Performance
Sand Enigma by Land of Kush

Saturday, March 24, 8 pm


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