Yemen Blues Duo

“Quite simply…one of the most exciting bands in world music right now” – Time Out Chicago


Yemen Blues’ joyful fusion of Yemenite melodies, Arabic blues, jazz and funk has created an original and fascinating sound beloved by audiences and music critics alike. Yemen Blues Duo was created in March 2020 when a Covid-19 shutdown prevented other band members from arriving for a European tour. Shanir Blumenkranz (bass & oud) and Ravid Kahalani (vocal & gimbri) decided to keep going, saying “we play until they stop us.” The result was a powerful creation that filled the room with joy and hope. The JCC is thrilled to welcome this international phenomenon for their first Rochester appearance.


Adult: $25
Student: $20


Yemen Blues is generously underwritten by the following funds of The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester:
· Joel Bloom Fund
· Sherry Phillips & Richard Margolis Advised Fund
· Noreen B. Salerno Fund
· Louise M. & Justin Vigdor Advised Fund
· Wichman Family Philanthropic Fund


All audience members 12 and older will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (completed at least 14 days prior to the date of the event) upon arrival. Masks required at all times.


Monday, Dec 20 2021


7:00 PM

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JCC Hart Theater
1200 Edgewood Avenue
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