- event type: Concert
- start date: 04 Oct 2019
- city/area: Berlin
- venue:Gretchen Club
- country: Germany
- Global Fusion
- event submitted by: Piranha Arts AG
Conceived from vocalist Ravid Kahalani’s vision, Yemen Blues’ original music is a mix of Yemen and West Africa influences with contemporary grooves from funk to mambo and the deep soul of old chants. Conjuring up a rich and diverse aural palette with the use of percussion, oud, horns, and strings, Yemen Blues coexists in both the past and present, at once timeless and modern. The collective is a true collaboration of top master musicians, its core including Ravid Kahalani, Itamar Doari, Rony Iwryn, Shanir Blumenkranz and Itamar Borochov.
Yemen Blues’ myriad influences carry over on stage, where the ensemble navigates from the boisterous to the romantic, from joyous celebration to anguished balladry. Horns fire off emphatically, percussion adds deep rhythmic textures, and the enchanting oud strums out subtle melodies. Yemen Blues is one of the most gripping and fun live bands in contemporary music today and we have our chance to see them live in Berlin, at Grechen Club on Oct 4.
We are raffling some tickets, so stay tuned!