“We have had to wait decades for anything of this quality”
It was 2018 since SHIRAN's breakout and self-titled debut album in which she saluted her cherished family home of Yemen, singing songs in both Arabic and Hebrew, from her base in Tel Aviv.
With her new album Glsah Sanaanea with SHIRAN, the connection with Yemen delves further. Shiran breathes familiar but new life into Yemeni traditional songs in a stripped back and acoustic set with a backdrop of string, wind and percussion instruments like the oud, kawala, and kanun. Where her first album used various western pop tropes and synthesis, her latest tows a much more modest line in respect of the original songs and compositions some of which date back hundreds of years.
Lead single Ya Banat Al Yemen, a song often heard at weddings in Yemen, was originally featured in her previous album but instead of the funky breaks and organ stabs, it's now rooted with a chorus of voices alongside Shiran, driven by a galloping set of percussion.
SHIRAN’s musical landscape has developed and been inspired by the many stories and experiences of her cherished and much-loved Grandmother who left Yemen in 1949 for Israel as part of her 'Aliyah' in search of the Jewish homeland. Her new tunes reveal a sense of longing and curiosity and also highlight a powerful women's voice in the contemporary Arabic world.
It features eight tracks and includes a guest appearance by fellow Yemeni musician and singer based in Tel Aviv, Eyal El Wahab best known as El Khat.
released June 19, 2020
Musical Producer & Mix - Ron Bakal
Recorded at “Bakal studio” 2020
Mastering - Aran Lavi
Oud - Shauli Itzhak Kanun - Amir Alaev
Kawala - Amir Shahsar
Percussion - Ben Aylon, Roei Fridman
Violin - Elad Levi
Cello & Vocals - Eyal El Wahab
Vocals - Shimon Nataf, Nati Faiz, Ron Bakal, Shauli Itzhak, Shiran Avraham
Graphic Design - Dunja Opalko
Style & Creative - Aviv Kfir
Photographer - Eran Levi
Makeup - Roey Ohayo
Dress - Almog Turner
Jewelry - Keren Wolf
supported by 32 fans who also own “Glsah Sanaanea with Shiran - جلسه صنعانيه مع شيران”
Tough to pick one favourite track, the whole album is superb!
They gave an absolutely astonishing performance on Malomfesztivál in Orom Serbia back before the great pandemic in 2019. I have them in my heart since then. Had the pleasure to meet them and hang with the guys. Hope to see them once again live. vlaci
supported by 30 fans who also own “Glsah Sanaanea with Shiran - جلسه صنعانيه مع شيران”
Évidemment, j'aime beaucoup la première face mise en avant dans la promotion de l'EP, mais la seconde face a pour moi un petit quelque-chose en plus. Les deux influences culturelles des deux artistes arrivent chacune à s'imposer un peu plus et l'alchimie n'en est que plus belle ! Shk