- The Jewish Week – 5 Stars
Lead by singer and vocal innovator Galeet Dardashti, Divahn‘s bold all-woman power-house ensemble infuses traditional and original Jewish songs with a modern and edgy twist. Today Divahn has engendered an international following performing in venues ranging from top international concert halls and festivals to the most prestigious clubs in NYC.
The group’s thrilling live shows include lush string arrangements, eclectic Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin percussion, and vocals spanning Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic. Based in New York, Divahn has shared the stage with some of the world’s most renowned master musicians. As one of the few groups performing Mizrahi and Judeo-Arab music in the US, Divahn welcomes its audiences to a beautiful sphere of shared Jewish and Muslim culture.
“Vocalist Galeet Dardashti’s “sultry delivery spans international styles and clings to listeners long after the last round of applause”
- Jerusalem Report
“…that admixture of traditional Sephardic and Mizrahi music with very American folkways yields something fresh and compelling… Divahn have achieved the rare balance between sounding traditional and embracing the sounds around them”
- Ari Davidow, Klezmer Shack
“In combining the old and new, drawing from across the globe, and mixing their respective musical gifts, Divahn have not only a fine debut on their hands, but a new musical statement – one of craft, originality, and spirit.”
- Austin Chronicle
“…deep, provocative, timeless beauty”
- Sing Out! Magazine