Since 2016, the World Music Series at Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada has been connecting cultures and inspiring conversations. This season the series continues under a new banner of Global Conversations with the rhythms and sounds of Italy, Israel, Egypt, and beyond.
- Event: Yemen Blues Showcase Performance
- Time/Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8 pm
- Location: Aga Khan Museum
- Tickets: $50, $45 Friends, $37.50 students and seniors. Includes same-day Museum admission. Round-trip shuttle service from Union Station available for $5
- Tickets can be purchased at: www.agakhanmuseum.org
Founded in 2010, Yemen Blues created an original sound that became a new language in contemporary music. Each of the members come from different backgrounds and bring their own sound and arrangements to Ravid Kahalani’s compositions. The result is a mixture of Yemenite, West African, funk, and jazz influences that create what the band calls “new age culture music.” The mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and solid foundation, while the vocals remind the listener of ancient Arabic chants mixed with funk and blues.
Experience an explosive combination of Yemeni song and poetry, Jewish music, West African groove, and funk that has made Yemen Blues one of the most exciting bands to come out of Israel in recent years. Renowned for its “uproarious” performances, the band has garnered wide acclaim around the globe.
Round-trip shuttle service from Union Station (65 Front St. W) available for $5. Shuttle departs Union Station at 6 pm. Shuttle departs from Aga Khan Museum at 10 pm to return to Union Station. Please note departure times are subject to change.
Shuttle tickets are available for purchase together with seating for this performance when buying your tickets.
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