Hallel (Hebrew: הלל, “Praise”) is a Jewish Prayer, a verbatim recitation from Psalms 113–118, recited by observant Jews on holy days as an act of praise and thanksgiving.
Kahalani & Avital first collaborated in 2010 with the creation of acclaimed musical act “Yemen Blues.” Since the group’s breakthrough in 2011, Yemen Blues has gone on to great international success. After several years of separation – while Avital focused on his glorious personal Jazz career and Kahalani lead Yemen Blues at hundreds of outstanding live shows around the globe – the two decided to again join forces and present a new collaboration in their own powerful musical language that has only matured and grown stronger over the years.
The new compositions presented by this project are carefully derived from Yair Harel’s vision and Kahalani’s thoughtful reading into the deep spiritual meaning of the holy text from Tehillim (Psalms). Dive with Hallel into the deepest secrets that well up through those words of praise, which tell the story of each of us as human beings before the maker and as individuals in this world. This energetic project brings together the influence of Yemenite Jewish culture and Afro Funk groove. If you’ve experienced the excitement of Yemen Blues and the magical performances of Jazz great Omer Avital, then the fusion of these two projects should entice you and excite your audience.