Conceived from vocalist Ravid Kahalani’s vision, Yemen Blues’ original music mixes of Yemen and West Africa influences with contemporary grooves from funk to mambo and the deep soul of old chants. Conjuring up a rich and diverse aural palette with the use of percussion, oud, horns, and strings, Yemen Blues coexists in both the past and present, at once timeless and modern. The collective is a true collaboration of top master musicians, its core including Ravid Kahalani, Itamar Doari, Rony Iwryn, Shanir Blumenkranz and Itamar Borochov.

Yemen Blues was founded by Ravid in 2010, a then rising star in Israel who grew up in a traditional Yemenite family. He learned the language and the traditional chants of his origin, and then extended his influences in the areas of Blues, Funk, Classic Opera singing as well North & West African soul.

He joined forces with internationally renowned bass player and composer Omer Avital, and together they created a music vision that attracted media and promoters with their intense showcases. The addition of Israeli-Uruguayan percussionist Rony Iwryn, Israeli percussionist Itamar Doari, New York trumpeter Itamar Borochov solidified the groups diverse. In 2012 A known New York bassist and oud player Shanir Blumenkranz joined the band when Omer Avital left the band to focus on his own projects. These days, Yemen Blues more than ever developing their electrifying sound with Ravid's vision and the phenomenal core of Yemen Blues to a new album and powerful live show.

Yemen Blues’ myriad influences carry over on stage, where the ensemble navigates from the boisterous to the romantic, from joyous celebration to anguished balladry. Horns fire off emphatically, percussion adds deep rhythmic textures, and the enchanting oud strums out subtle melodies. Frankly, Yemen Blues is one of the most gripping and fun live bands in contemporary music today.

Yemen Blues has toured extensively over the past several years, performing for enraptured audiences across the globe. Top musicians from around the world are taking notice as well.

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Clapton is battling severe bronchitis and under doctor’s advisement has moved the concerts from this weekend until September. EC’s show scheduled for Saturday, March 25 will now take place on Wednesday, September 13. The Sunday, March 26 show will now be held Monday, September 18. A note from The Forum explaining the situation reads in part, “He is very sorry to disappoint his fans but looks forward to these shows. Ticketholders can retain their tickets for the new dates or refunds will be issued at point of purchase. In addition, Clapton will play the already scheduled two shows at The Forum September 15th and 16th.”


The Wailin' Jennys was founded in 2002, when a Winnipeg guitar shop called Sled Dog Music brought Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta and Cara Luft together for a joint performance. The show was well received and the owner scheduled a follow-up performance[1] and suggested they "go on tour and call themselves the Wailin' Jennys."[2] The group's name is a pun on the name of country singer Waylon Jennings.


Another magical afternoon in the barrel room at Old Oak Cellars hosted by Brad Colerick featuring Lisa Sanders plus Brian Joseph. Tickets are $18 in advance/$22 at the door and include wine tasting. Light snacks are provided. Bring something to share/enjoy with your wine if you like. For each bottle purchased at the event, $5 is donated to MusiCares. Dress warmly, the wines like it cold!

Lisa Sanders was twice named San Diego’s ‘Best Acoustic Artist.’ Her country/bluesy/Americana sound is genuine, heart-felt and well-crafted. Her raw talent has garnered tremendous accolades, earning opening spots with artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, BB King, and many more. Brian Joseph is known for not only his exquisite tenderness and laugh-out-loud lyrics, but also for his outrageous live show, which teeters between mayhem and poignancy, hilarity and depth. Lisa Sanders... David Starr..

Arroyo Seco Golf Clubhouse

1055 Lohman Ln, South Pasadena, CA 91030


Presented by Wine and Song Series


Roy Zimmerman is an American satirical singer-songwriter and guitarist now based in Northern California. He has a leftist political philosophy which is focused on social issues and politics.



Full 35-minute interview & performance on DemocracyNow! by Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra in our Democracy Now! studio. Over the past decade, Hurray for the Riff Raff has become one of the most celebrated bands in modern folk music while tackling issues from gentrification to gender-based violence. Segarra talks about her upbringing and inspirations. She also performs four songs: "The Body Electric," "Rican Beach," "The Navigator" and "Hungry Ghost."


The unique & creative need to push and explore the boundaries of music appears to be limitless. Although this may be considered a novelty , the audience, small though it may be, is having a wonderful time at their Festival.

Classic song performed by guys who would become rock legends

In Celebration of
Martin Luther King Day

Nina Simone singing
Ain't Got No, I Got Life