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Anyone who thinks Jewish music equals klezmer needs to hear Divahn's nouveau Sephardic/Middle Eastern groove. The all-female quartet infuses traditional songs with creative sophistication and harmonies, using tabla, cello, rabel, and other acoustics, plus vocals in Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian and Aramaic.

The group made its debut one year ago and has made several radio appearances on KUT?s 'Eklektikos' in Austin, and has begun touring throughout the United States. David Lynch of the Austin Chronicle chose Divahn as the 'Best New Band of 2001.'

Galeet Dardashti, the group's leader, comes from a long line of distinguished singers. She is a classically trained vocalist ...Expand text.

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Divahn
Divahn's songs represent the breadth of Sephardic and Mizrakhi influenced Jewish music throughout the centuries. While the terms Sephardic and Mizrahki are often used synonymously, this is not always accurate. The Sephardim or 'Spanish Jews' flourished in Spain for several ...expand text.
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