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Revelry: Yemen Blues (Duo)

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Join us every Thursday evening for a festive night of live music, drink specials, and easy-going REVELRY.

Yemen Blues is an astonishing musical concept that resides at the crossroads of traditional Yemenite melodies and the world of funk, blues, and jazz. It coexists in both the past and present, at once both timeless and modern.

The group was founded by singer Ravid Kahalani, who grew up in a traditional Yemenite family, learned the language and the traditional chants of his people, and then extended his influences to West African soul, from the Sahara desert thru classical opera to Afro-American blues. Get ready for one of the most gripping and fun live duos in contemporary global music today.



Theatre

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

  • "Led by the ridiculously charismatic singer Ravid Kahalani, the ensemble combines traditional Yemenite melodies and instruments including all sorts of percussion, even empty jerry cans with jazz, blues and funk to come up with a sound that's like nothing we've ever heard before."

    National Geographic

  • “With Kahalani’s soulful vocals alternating between the grit of Mississippi Delta to the falsetto of Prince-style funk, Yemen blues was one of the breakout favourites from this year’s GlobalFEST lineup”

    NPR Music

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