Yemen Blues

(Jan. 9, 13, 16, 17) — After touring the world with over of 300 live shows in the last 4 years Yemen Blues presents their new show “INSANIYA” (Humanity) based on legendary producer Bill Laswell’s sound from their latest album. The full live show includes a collaboration with the talented Ori Ben-Shabat from the group of artists “Maria Kong,” who created an original video art on 5 screens for each of the songs. The artist uses video footage including live dance infused by original images inspired by the new sound of Yemen Blues.

One of the most unique percussion set ups of Rony Iwryn and Itamar Doari and the extreme, highly polished rhythm section with Shanir Blumenkranz make up the pulsating, danceable underpinning of this unique musical collaboration. Yemen Blues has created a sound that swirls with the Yemenite tradition of Muslims, Christians and Jews, with contemporary overlays of rock & roll, jazz & blues.

The visionary collaboration between Laswell and Yemen Blues focusing on hard groove, rich vocals, clarity and heavy sound, features one of the greatest voices of the Sahara, Mariem Hassan, as well as the Yemenite star Tziyon Golan and one of the greatest rappers in French history, Oxmo Puccino.

Named the #1 World Music ensemble by Montreal’s Le Devoir and the best album for 2011 by CVS Sweden, Yemen Blues, led by “ridiculously charismatic front man Ravid Kahalani” burst onto the world and contemporary music scenes in 2010 creating a worldwide buzz that has only gotten louder and more intense since then.

Jan 9 & 17: Doors at 6PM | Show at 7PM
Jan 13 & 16: Doors at 9PM | Show at 9:30PM

Yemen Blues is co-sponsored by Stay Novo and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene for these performances.


Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:30pm


Joe's Pub at The Public
425 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10003


$30 + $12 food or drink minimum

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