What We’re Listening To: Yemen Blues

In case you weren’t at globalFEST in New York City last night to catch Yemen Blues, we’ve got the next best thing.

Started by Yemeni Jew Ravid Kahalani, Yemen Blues is jazz and funk and West African and bluesy. With only a few hundred Jews believed to be left in Yemen, this music keeps alive the beautiful melodies, not simply for preservation’s sake, but because it’s just a lot of fun.

He says, “It doesn’t matter where you come from, your language is my language.” Apparently our language makes me want to dance.

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