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Divahn

World Music

Divahn

“…Stunning… Darting, stabbing rhythms, throaty, urgent vocals and intricate and intelligent arrangements, this is a flat-out thrilling record.”

The Jewish Week – 5 Stars

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Iranian-descended singer Galeet Dardashti leads the all-female powerhouse Middle Eastern Jewish ensemble, Divahn. The New York City-based group has gained an international following with its fresh and fiery renditions of traditional and original Sephardi/Mizrahi Jewish songs: lush string arrangements, eclectic Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin percussion, and vocals spanning Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic. Divahn, a word common to Hebrew, Persian, and Arabic, means a collection of songs or poetry. Through its music, Divahn underscores common ground between diverse Middle Eastern cultures and religions.

 

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PRESS

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“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

 

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DIVAHN // WEBSITE