Israeli electronic folk band A-Wa is set to perform Sunday, September 25, 2016. The group includes sisters Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim who mix their voices and timeless Yemenite folk songs with modern electronic rhythms.
A-Wa was formed by the Haim sisters who grew up in the small desert village of Shaharut in the southern Israeli Arava Valley. After years of experimenting and recording new musical works in English, Hebrew, and Yemeni-Arabic for YouTube, the Haim sisters recruited Balkan Beat Box producer Tomer Yosef. Wearing signature fashion that combines urban aesthetics and traditional Middle Eastern garb, A-Wa’s 2015 music video for “Habib Galbi” (“Love Of My Heart”) went viral in the Middle East and has since attracted more than four million views on YouTube.
A-Wa’s debut album, A-Wa, is inspired by traditional love and protest songs of Yemenite women. A-Wa’s music also explores commonalities with their Arab neighbors, including language (the band usually sings in Yemeni-Arabic).
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets available on site, online at skirball.org, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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