This event is presented by the Rady Jewish Community Centre and the Tarbut Festival of Jewish Culture
After having sold out twice in Winnipeg at the Berney Theatre, and rocked the Winnipeg Folk Festival stages, we are presenting the full nine-piece Yemen Blues at the West End Cultural Centre in this all new project. Ravid Kahalani & Omer Avital first collaborated in 2010 with the creation of Yemen Blues. Since the group’s breakthrough in 2011, Yemen Blues has gone on to great international success. The two have again joined forces to present a new collaboration in their own powerful musical language. The new compositions presented by this project are carefully derived from Kahalani’s thoughtful reading into the deep spiritual meaning of the holy text from Tehillim (Psalms). Hallel (Hebrew: “Praise”) is a Jewish Prayer, a verbatim recitation from Psalms 113–118, recited by observant Jews on holy days as an act of praise and thanksgiving. This energetic project brings together the influence of Yemenite Jewish culture and Afro Funk groove. If you’ve experienced the excitement and magic of Yemen Blues, you won’t want to miss their newest fabulous project!