VOICES OF YEMEN is a musical ensemble founded in 2021 by Ravid Kahalani (Yemen Blues) in collaboration with The Association for Society and Culture- Yemenite Jewish Tradition,  led by Dr. Yigal Ben Shalom – whose main focus is to preserve the traditional songs of the Jewish Tribes of Yemen.

Produced and arranged by enigmatic bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (Yo-Yo Ma, John Zorn, Cyro Baptista) and Ravid Kahalani, the VOICES OF YEMEN debut album, “Judah”, presents a carefully selected collection of ritual songs performed by a chorus of energetic and soulful vocalists, singing in the unique and wild style which characterizes their ancestral heritage.

Complete with intoxicating vocal harmonies and the traditional tin-drum, the powerful Yemenite rhythms are supported by intense and amplified beats, and beautiful, free soundscapes. VOICES OF YEMEN’s “Judah”, performing this unique, ancient art form, provides an experience which brings its listeners to a deep trance, an adventure of joyful music and enticing performance.

VOICES OF YEMEN’s “Judah” will be released in 2022.

Band Members
  • Vocals, Oil Can
    Moshe Harir
  • Vocals, Percussion, Oud
    Yair Tzabari
  • Vocals, Percussion
    Aviad Yihye
  • Vocals, Percussion
    Ravid Kahalani
  • Vocals, Oil Can ,Percussion
    Boaz Gadka
  • Vocals, Percussion
    Amitai Aricha
  • Percussion
    Rony Iwryn
  • Bass
    Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz
  • Guitar
    Ofer Mizrahi
  • Drums
    Dan Mayo
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