Yemen Blues Plays Jazz, Funk, World Music at Osher Marin JCC
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The last date listed for Yemen Blues was Sunday November 18, 2012 / 7:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm).
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Praised by the likes of The New York Times, the BBC and even Ray Charles, a cappella "rock band" the House Jacks create a full-band sound with only their five voices. The wildly talented quintet has shared the stage with James Brown, Train, LL Cool J, and Crosby, Stills and Nash, and played venues from Carnegie Hall to Candlestick Park. They also have given voice to the soundtrack for NBC's The Sing-Off, ESPN's Monday Night Football and radio's Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40. The group's exciting repertoire features original tunes and covers, including songs by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and more. Local teen group 'Til Dawn opens the show. Learn More
Conceived from vocalist Ravid Kahalani’s vision, Yemen Blues mixes music of Yemen and West Africa 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, Omer Avital, Itamar Doari, Rony Iwryn, and Itamar Borochov.
National Geographic described Yemen Blues as an ensemble combining traditional Yemenite melodies and instruments – including all sorts of percussion – with jazz, blues, and funk to come up with a sound that’s like nothing we’ve ever heard before. If Blind Willie Johnson hung out with North African trance musicians or if Stevie Wonder studied Yemenite chants, it would sound like Yemen Blues. Witness the energy and experience the fireworks produced by some of the most talented musicians from Tel Aviv and New York. It’s an oasis in the desert – a breathtaking musical journey.
About the Ticket Supplier: Osher Marin JCC
The JCC's performing arts are anchored by its renowned CenterStage events, a stunning annual lineup of world-class musicians, actors, humorists, writers and more. Presented in the intimate Hoytt Theater and outdoors under summer skies on Swig Field, performances run the gamut from classical and world music to cabaret, solo theater to author conversations.