A-WA is a band formed by 3 sisters: Tair, Liron & Tagel Haim. who grew up in a small desert village in the southern Israeli Arava Valley. With unique magical voices and lots of natural groove, the sisters combine Yemenite folk singing with electronic dance music. The album contains love and protest songs of women in the Yemeni-Arabic dialect, that were passed on as an oral tradition and were first recorded in the early 60's by the Yemeni singersongwriter Shlomo Moga'a. It should be released around november.
Soirée Région Ile-De-France
This year, the Ile-de-France region is taking you on a trip! A trip into psychedelic ethno pop with In The Canopy, into afrofuturism with a hint of Rumba with Pierre Kwenders, into afroelectro with Inna Modja and into Yemeni folk’n’beat with A-WA. The Ile-de-France region will make you spend the evening between Paris, Mali, Israel, Yemen and Canada. And all this without even a plane ticket. In The Canopy is part of the 2015 RIF Itinérances selection (confederation of departmental networks for contemporary/amplified music venues in Ile-de-France).