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Yemen Blues ‘live’ from Tel Aviv attracts a 4000+ global audience

Announcement posted by The Big Smoke Media 27 Nov 2020

In association with Emanuel Synagogue and the Israeli Embassy, Australia, Yemen Blues - We Shout Love! Say No to Racism was broadcast live and free of charge from the Shablul Jazz Club in Tel Aviv on Sunday 22nd November AEDT to a crowd of over 4,000 people worldwide.

Viewers tuned in from countries around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Europe and the United States, to watch the 90-minute adrenalin-fueled livestream concert from the comfort of their homes.

Indicating the truly global nature of the collaboration, the concert was introduced by Marina Capponi, Emanuel Synagogue's Programming Director. Indigenous leader, Thomas Mayor, read the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Then Eman Amasha, Spokeswoman and Attaché for cultural and academic affairs, and Israeli Ambassador Dr. Tibor Shalev Schlosser, ‘chargé d'affaires’, introduced the band.


During the concert, fans commented in real-time on a number of social media platforms that were live-streaming the event, including Yemen Blues’, Emanuel Synagogue’s and the Embassy of Israel’s Facebook pages.

“Amazing! My favourite band ever. Thank you for bringing them to Australia,” exclaimed one. “Awesome sound,” said another, followed by “Fabulous!” “Amazing,” and “Excellent!” and many more.

The Yemen Blues collective included founder and lead vocalist, Ravid Kahalani, percussionists Rony Iwryn and Itamar Doari, Elyasaf Bashari on bass & oud, and Assa Kook on trumpet.

A percentage of generous donations made on the night will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Emanuel Synagogue has a variety of other exciting cultural and educational events planned for 2021. Visit the website or subscribe for more details.


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Photos: https://www.facebook.com/yuvalmusicblog/photos/a.4051761274843059/4051767804842406 (Credit: Yuval Erel)



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