Yemen Blues: We Believe
We Believe is the latest project of the internationally beloved global music ensemble, Yemen Blues. Conceived by Ravid Kahalani, co-creator and frontman, the We Believe ensemble also includes bassist/ producer Shanir Blumenkranz (John Zorn, Yo Yo Ma), acclaimed drummer Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Jay-Z, George Michael), and renowned Jazz bassist/composer & co founder of Yemen Blues Omer Avital.
We Believe brings together a group of individual artists who respect, honor, and celebrate their cultural differences discovering a sound that none of them could have created on their own. A testament to the power of true diversity and collaboration, We Believe draws from both Middle Eastern and African American traditions and hits home with a new musical sound that is rock solid in its funky thunderous grooves.
On his motivation for forming We Believe, Kahalani says, “It’s so easy to get stuck in what you’ve created in the past, instead of learning, innovating and moving forward. We Believe is a way to move forward and build a foundation for a more just and harmonious future for all cultures.”
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets are often released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.