Here is the latest news from Kabbalah about their U.S.A. tour:
Kabbalah is a musical melting pot: 21st century yiddish songwriting collides with rock, pop, hip hop and oriental music.
Their new album "Boxes, Bagels & Elephants" is a perfect reflection of that mixture: 5 musicians, 15 instruments, 3 languages creating an amazingly fresh sound with a yiddish flavour that seems to be more alive than ever.
Like Maryam Chemirani and her deep voice, numerous musicians took part in the adventure: Saleha Moudjari (voice), Malik Ziad (gumbri) & Hassan Boukerrou (berber chant and percussion), a string quartet from the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, and a dynamite brass section.
The record was produced by Ulrich "Yul" Edorh at Studio Da Town in Marseille. The collision between Kabbalah's musical "balagan" ("mess" in Hebrew) and Yul's radically urban culture gave birth to this somewhat dadaist "Boxes, Bagels & Elephants". It is truly an album of an incredible richness, full of irony, derision and happiness - sometimes with a darker side to it.
After 5 years on the road and 300 shows in France and abroad, Kabbalah's live performances are driven by the musician's virtuosity and complicity and a constant joyful interaction.
Impetuous, vivid, varying from nostalgic to high-spirited moods, Kabbalah is having a ball on stage and it shows...a pure moment of musical delight!
Current Tour Dates:
05/31/2012 The Shrine World Music Venue
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd New York, NY 10030
06/03/2012 Summer Arts & Music Festival
Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in Garberville - Redway, CA 95560
06/05/2012 The Mint
6010 W Pico Blvd - Los Angeles, CA 90035
06/08/2012 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702
06/09/2012 Higher Vision Festival - Dhyana Center
186 No. Main Street, 2nd floor, Sebastopol, CA 95472
06/10/2012 Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz
06/13/2012 XPO 929 - NYC (option)
06/14/2012 The Drom
85 Avenue A between 5th and 6th St. in the East Village section of Downtown Manhattan
New York, NY 10009
06/16/2012 The Mehanata Bulgarian Bar
113 Ludlow St New York City, New York 10002
06/17/2012 The City Winery Klezmer Brunch
155 Varick Street New York, New York 10013