Pioneers in bringing traditional Jewish Yemenite poems into World Music
Diwan was established in 1997 by Yaron Hasson - Classical Guitar
Gadi Seri - Percussion
Tal Badani - Vocal
Sheer Om - Accordion & Synths
Diwan is a name for the living room, a place where people used to gather and sing folk songs based on religious melodies. It is known that these melodies have traveled with the Jewish people from the Temple in Jerusalem to Yemen.
The album brings these ancient melodies in a unique new way, combining classical Guitarist, authentic percussion and Gypsy - like accordion with soft penetrating singing. Diwan was created through a mysterious journey of meetings, discoveries,rehearsals, recordings and performances in prestigious World Music festivals in Israel.