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Location:
The Mod Club Theatre
722 College Street

Dates:
Sun. Mar. 20 – 8pm

Admission:
$20 advance / $25 at the door

Info/Tickets:
416.979.9955
www.ashkenaz.ca


Supported by:

A-WA

Israel’s hottest new world music act is A-Wa, three sisters who combine their Yemeni musical roots with contemporary funk, electronica and hip-hop grooves. With songs in Hebrew, English and Yemeni-Arabic, Tair, Liron and Tagel Haim are shattering expectations with their fresh and funky sounds marrying disparate influences from both the modern and ancient worlds. Discovered and produced by Tomer Yosef of the pioneering Israeli world music crew Balkan Beat Box, A-Wa became a viral sensation last year with the video for their song “Habib Galbi,” which went on to become the first ever Arabic-language song to top the Israeli music charts. The group has even developed a following across the Arab world. Appealing to diverse audiences of all ages, A-Wa has already made waves across Israel and Europe and the group is now poised for breakout international success in 2016, Don’t miss their premiere Toronto appearance as part of their debut North American tour.

http://www.a-wamusic.com/
http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/arabic-tops-israeli-charts-yemeni-sisters-take-tel-aviv-storm-629219076

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-04/israel-says-wa-yes-singing-yemeni-sisters

Videos
Official video for Habib Galbi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3bjZlmsb4A
Live in Krakow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2M6vt7sXrE
Live “Ya Raitish” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSl14XrGT5g
Live at Mundial Montreal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VmIN4ccWb0

For media inquiries contact Ashkenaz Artistic Director Eric Stein at 416-979-9979 or eric@ashkenaz.ca