This clip by Israeli group A-WA is amazing on a number of levels – you can get a glimpse of that in the comments where fans from across the Middle East, Muslims, Christians and Jews, heap praise upon the Haim sisters and their latest trac k – which is apparently already a hit in Yemen! […]

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Remember a while back we told you about Jerusalem Yemenite Funk band Bint El Funk and their attempt at crowdfunding their next album? Well, apparently some people donated some shekels and we have the first result of that effort – a bedouin folk song called Umak. See? Crowdfunding really does work! Anyhow, […]

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Foreign Policy Magazine is what one picks up in order to get well written, informative and insightful articles about international politics. What I never expected was a similarly great article about A-WA, an Israeli band made up of three second generation Yemeni sisters who sing in contemporary, beat-inflected Arabic: From the shisha-smoking old lady with […]

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