JxJ (WASHINGTON JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL) YEMEN BLUES + NANI

JxJ (WASHINGTON JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL) YEMEN BLUES + NANI

Thu May 16

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Stage

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

Yemen Blues
Yemen Blues
“Sound[s] like an Arabic pop orchestra accompanying serpentine melodies, or a North African trance group driving a modal riff, only to switch toward jazzy horn and flute solos or hints of chamber music.” —The New York Times

From the start, Ravid Kahalani’s eclectic lineup of musicians—hailing from NYC, Uruguay, and Tel Aviv—who collectively form Yemen Blues have created a wildly original and powerful sound with global reach and influences. The result of this amazing group is a coursing energy that mixes Yemenite, West African, and Jazz influences. The mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and deep foundation, while the vocals remind the listener of ancient Arabic chants mixed with funk and blues.
Nani
Nani
“Breathtaking artist, her ballads go under your skin” —Frankfurter Allgemeine, DE

Nani’s hypnotizing vocals breathe new life into jazz, flamenco, North African, and Sephardic and Ladino traditional song. Her voiceis mesmerizing: pure and simple, powerful and precise, and imbued with the traditions and the emotional journey of the migrant people who first took their culture across the globe, following the Jewish expulsion from Spain in the 15th century.
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/