A-Wa


Line up

  • Amir Bresler (drums)
  • Amir Zeevi  (guitar)
  • Hod Moshanov  (keytar)
  • Liron Haim  (vocals)
  • Tagel Haim (vocals)
  • Tair Haim (vocals)
  • Yogev Glusman (bass)

A-Wa! That's an Arabic expression of positive affirmation, and also the moniker and attitude adopted by Tair, Liron and Tagel Haim, three sisters from a remote Yemenite Jewish community in Southern Israel. With a collective voice that only singing siblings can usually achieve, A-Wa have hip-hopped over musical, geographical and social barriers to rack up over a million and still counting views of their video for Habib Galbi, the title track of their album of re-workings of vintage Yemeni-Arabic women's songs, produced by Tomer Yosef of Balkan Beat Box, whose sparkling dance-floor grooves provide the perfect bed for the sisters' scintillating harmonies, eclectically influenced by a range of sources from Yemenite traditional songs through Greek music, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and Egyptian film music to the singing of The Andrews Sisters. Just say A-Wa!

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