Global Sound: International Concert Series
Purchase tickets online or contact our box office: 206.388.0832 | BoxOffice@sjcc.org M-F during regular business hours.
Yemen Blues Concert with Ravid Kahalani
Saturday, March 2
7 pm happy hour | 8 pm show
$35 | $30
VIP $55 | $50*
“Ravid Kahalani’s Yemen Blues is a bridge between the ‘soulful points’ of different cultures.” – Music.com
“Every show is a world tour.” – The Washington Post
“Both preserving and invigorating Jewish music in contemporary culture…in a spectacular way.” – Washington Jewish Music Festival
Conceived from rising Israeli star Ravid Kahalani’s vision, Yemen Blues’ original music mixes Yemeni and West African influences with contemporary grooves, from funk to mambo, and the deep soul of old Mizrachi chants. Kahalani grew up in a traditional Jewish Yemenite family, and brings the language and rhythm of his origins together with blues, funk, classic operatic singing, North African soul, and Middle Eastern textures. Previously the lead singer of Idan Raichel’s World Music Project, Kahalani’s balladry is both boisterous and romantic, joyous and anguished.
Conjuring up a rich and diverse aural palette, Yemen Blues coexists in both the past and the present, at once timeless and modern. The collective is a true collaboration of top master musicians. Their powerful, electric sound features tight horns, layered instrumentation, and the charismatic vocals and electric raw energy of lead singer Kahalani.
Co-presented with Ifat Orgad
Tuesday, March 12
7 pm doors/happy hour (cash bar) /VIP party
8 pm show
$75 GA | $100 VIP* (no discounts) + processing fees
Ehud Banai is without a doubt one of Israel’s most important musicians and a truly original personality and artist. His allure comes from the wealth of influences and hues that can be discovered in his music: sixties rock, eighties new wave, folk music from around the world, Israeli-Arab music, British blues, and Jewish prayer. The result is a unique melting pot that gave birth to a new and distinct musical language. After more than a decade, Ehud is finally returning to the US with his all-star band. Featuring Gil Smetana bass guitar; Nushi Paz guitars; Eran Porat drums; Elad Cohen-Bonen percussions; Ehud Banai singing, guitars, harmonica.
Roy Dahan: Israeli Singer-Songwriter's Seattle Debut
“[Dahan’s] hauntingly beautiful words will transport you far beyond these shores and to a land of mystique and tranquil repose.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision album review
“Just magical” – Silicon Valley JCC
Seattle debut! Israeli-born Roy Dahan’s music is multi-layered, eclectic, and a moving musical montage that highlights his distinct voice and musical influences: from Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen to classic Israeli singer-songwriters. His critically acclaimed debut album, “Some of This Life,” was named Best Album by Time Out Tel Aviv in 2011. He recently relocated to Los Angeles and released his third album “Through the Woods.” He performs around the world, and stops at the J this year for his Seattle debut. CDs for sale.