Israeli sister trio A-Wa are a band who, in their own words, "combine Yemenite folk singing with electronic dance music." Last week they released their Habib Galbi EP which includes the title track, five remixes of it, and two other songs. Check out the video for "Habib Galbi" below.
A-Wa are over in the US right now, playing LA tonight (3/16) followed by a few shows at SXSW. They'll make their NYC debut on March 23 at Le Poisson Rouge with Sway Machinery. Tickets for LPR are on sale. All dates are listed below.
Speaking of Israeli bands at SXSW, two are playing the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party at Cheer Up Charlies (RSVP). At noon inside is shoeogazers Vaadat Charigim (who BV readers are probably familiar with), and then it's alt-pop singer Ninet Tayeb right after them at 12:45 PM. In addition to her own material, Ninet also sings with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson. She's on his recent releases Hand. Cannot. Erase. and 4 1/2, and has performed with him on tour, including recently at Beacon Theatre in NYC. That's a picture of her from that show, above.
A-Wa -- 2016 Tour Dates
Mar 16 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Mar 17 Flamingo Cantina Austin, TX
Mar 18 Russian House Austin, TX
Mar 20 A-WA at the Mod Club Toronto, Canada
Mar 23 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
Mar 24 Somerville Armory Somerville, MA
Mar 26 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Apr 09 VILLAGE FESTIVAL CHORUS Paris La Defense Cedex, France
Apr 22 Festival International De Louisiane Lafayette, LA
Apr 23 A-WA at Festival International De Louisiane Lafayette, LA
Apr 28 BARAKASON RezÉ, France
Apr 29 La Citrouille St Brieuc, France
May 03 Paul B Massy, France
May 04 SUCRIÈRE, ANCIEN MARCHE DE GROS Lyon, France
May 07 ANCIEN MARCHÉ DE GROS Lyon, France
May 26 La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, France
Jul 15 Site de Kerampuilh Carhaix, France
Jul 17 Site de Kerampuilh Carhaix, France
Aug 07 PRAIRIE DE LANDAOUDEC Crozon, France