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The turn of phrase is unvarnished but the effect is high-octane like the intricate melody lines played on that guitar There is his trademark 12-bar blues format in place the one Kahalani is so inspired by “because the heart of it falls in line with the ritual chanting in synagogue services” And in Israel Kahalani has become something of a legend at least among the more radical people who are ready to listen to him while he captures a variety of global influences A Yemenite Jew who now lives in Israel (Yeminite Jews aren’t accepted in Yemen) his music — that blends ancient synogogue chants from the Torah with jazz funk rock and blues — is sneaking into spaces where geo-politics and diplomacy have failed to go “It seems good things are sometimes boring to people Wars exist all over the world one is worse than the other Yes geographically I am in a region of war but the idea is to spread the good make people feel good” says Kahalani but through Insanya he had this moment that could be expressed through melody “The song talks about my moment of anger with human beings I see governments the never-ending wars people fighting about such stupid and simple things So I ask questions and express what I see Seeing things creates such powerful imagery that people can find it easier to spread the message And that creates such powerful imagery which makes it easier to spread the message I have hope As long as we can take that hope and bring it to the next level we’ll be fine” says Kahalani who has brought together an eclectic group of international musicians which includes Israeli percussionist Itamar Doari Uruguayan percussionist Rony Iwryn New York-based bassist and oud player Shanir Blumenkranz and New York-based trumpeter Itamar Borochov who will perform in the Capital today courtesy the Embassy of Israel The group’s performance at this year’s Jodhpur RIFF with its gripping blend of sounds had the crowd asking for more The band has already performed at some of the finest venues all over the world including Womex World Expo Roskilde Festival Denmark New York Central Park’s Summerstage and Millennium Park Chicago among others “Yemen Blues is a rare meeting of some phenomenal musicians Music is a tool stronger than any religion any politics With its power of uniting and understanding it is sometimes more powerful than an army It’s the moment of the soul” says 36-year-old Kahalani who is on his first India tour Kahalani grew up in a conservative Yemenite Jewish family in Israel where he learnt cantillation (ritual chanting during synagogue services) “This culture made me feel that I belonged to something true” says Kahalani It was later when he left home that he “opened to other forms of music” “I began to research blues and where it came from about the African culture and how it was African soul singing gospel singing and how it became rock and roll I began to sing blues and jazz and all of it seemed to come naturally” he says What he never factored in was the idea of mixing the two forms “Yeminite Jews are extremely strict including my mother Hearing jazz and Latin with the chants was something she could not be okay with But it did something to her still which was the idea We made her and other Yemenite Jews like something that is also a part of their culture but makes them feel others Acceptance is the pre-condition if you want to end wars” says Kahalani most of whose songs are about basic human feelings “I don’t know what to expect in India I hope I can bring something true to people I hope I can bring good energy” says Kahalani Yemen Blues will perform today at Kamani Auditorium 7 pm onwards Entry is free For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai: The Shiv Sena said on Saturday that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis should withdraw his "irresponsible" statement lauding the contribution of "outsiders" to Mumbai The Sena which is part of the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government and the NDA dispensation at the Centre has been often at loggerheads with the BJP on several issues File image of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis PTI "Marathi people have the first right and claim over Mumbai The statement by Fadnavis is an insult to Maharashtra" an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said According to the editorial "Fadnavis should withdraw his irresponsible statement" Fadnavis lauded the contributions of North Indians and people from other states in the development of Mumbai The chief minister said the country’s financial capital has always given shelter to many and those who live here have added to the city’s prestige "I believe that among the many things which make Mumbai great is the people who have come from various states and settled here They also make Mumbai great" Fadnavis said at a public event in suburban Ghatkopar in Mumbai on Wednesday "Today when we speak of Mumbai and Maharashtra we immediately see the North Indian community This city has always given shelter to many and those who have got shelter here have always added to the city’s prestige" he said The BJP leader said "Today we can say that the North Indian community which has settled in Mumbai has always worked towards increasing the prestige of the city" Kolkata: Extending an olive branch the West Bengal government on Tuesday invited the GNLF for talks on 29 August on the Darjeeling stalemate but snubbed agitation spearhead GJM "I received a letter from the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) Monday night and within 24 hours we have responded Doors for a dialogue have to be always kept open" Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told a press conference at the state secretariat after returning from a visit to flood-affected areas of north Bengal She said that the state government accepted the proposal of the GNLF a constituent of the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) for a dialogue and fixed 29 August for the discussion at the state secretariat File image of Mamata Banerjee PTI But Banerjee made no mention of agitation spearhead Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Miffed with the West Bengal government for responding to GNLF’s appeal for talks GMCC convenor and GJM vice president Kalyan Dewan said a dialogue can only be successful if the main stake holders of the Gorkhaland movement are invited for talks "Responding to GNLF’s appeal is nothing but an effort to undermine the GJM and GMCC" Dewan told PTI Describing the request of the GNLF to hold dialogue as a "good and constructive gesture" Banerjee said "Major political parties and development boards which have been involved in development work in the hills will be invited to the meeting" The chief minister said "The state government is for development and always open to hold talks to restore peace in the hills" Banerjee said only the GNLF till now had expressed its willingness for talks to end the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling The agitation entered its 69th day on Monday "A stalemate is continuing in the hills Any other major political party apart from the GNLF which is in favour of peace and willing to participate in talks is welcome My government is always ready for talks" she said Recalling that meetings were earlier held to initiate a dialogue Banerjee said "I had held a meeting with the chairmen of different (development) boards" She said later state Chief Secretary Maloy Kumar Dey also held a meeting but not all representatives of various parties participated in it Banerjee said there would be a discussion on the destruction and vandalism which affected normal life and tourism "The police and general public have shown restraint A few people have lost their lives in the current unrest Many governments and private properties in the hills were destroyed during this period There will be discussions on them also" she said She said that normalcy was being restored slowly in different parts of Darjeeling and Mirik Dewan said "The Gorkhaland movement is led by the GJM and it is the GJM which called the indefinite shutdown over two months back The GJM is also the main stakeholder of the GMCC If the state government wants the talks to be fruitful it has to officially call the GJM and GMCC for talks" "The GNLF may be a constituent of the GMCC but it is not the main stakeholder with whom talks can be held" he said Dewan said "Responding to GNLF’s appeal is nothing but an effort by the state government to undermine the GJM and GMCC" On Monday GJM joint secretary Binay Tamang had requested both the state and central governments to initiate talks at the earliest to restore peace and normalcy in the hills Written by Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Updated: July 31 2017 5:09 pm Mubarakan also stars Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty Related News Arjun Kapoor is happy to share screen space with his ‘chachu’ Anil Kapoor in his upcoming film Mubarakan The real-life chacha-bhatija are the high point of this Anees Bazmee film And while we saw the crackling chemistry between Anil and his nephew Arjun in the film’s behind-the-scenes videos how much of an energy bomb Anil is on the sets was shared by Arjun himself During a candid chat with indianexpresscom Arjun who plays a double-role in Mubarakan revealed Anil’s love for food and how he had eyes on everyone’s tiffin boxes “He is a big ‘masti-khor’ on set and a full chatora I knew the fact that he loves eating but I didn’t know he loves eating so much He used to be so excited for lunch about what others are eating… He used to inspect the entire set to find things to eat” Arjun Kapoor said Mubarakan also stars Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty It is the story about twin brothers Karan and Charan and all the confusion that arises when Karan’s marriage gets fixed to Charan’s girlfriend That’s when Anil Kapoor who plays Karan’s maternal uncle and Charan’s paternal uncle named Kartar Singh steps in to sort things out Ask Arjun how true is the fact that Anil’s energy is infectious for the entire crew during shooting and he says “That energy we talk about that’s affiliated with Anil Kapoor it is real in its truest sense and the most real on set And he is a child in the sense he’s still got that innocence and excitement to be on a film’s set Everything for him is new like it’s the first day of shoot it’s the first shot he has given in his life And he is a full teacher’s pet he loves impressing his director He gets such a big high when the director loves his shot He feels he has topped in the class So he is a proper teacher’s pet and I keep making fun of him” Mubarakan releases this Friday and is set to clash with Madhur Bhandarkar’s political drama Indu Sarkar For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 30 2017 10:51 am On the work front Katrina has some major Bollywood projects in the pipeline including Thugs of Hindostan Tiger Zinda Hai Jagga Jasos and an untitled film with Shah Rukh Khan Related News Katrina Kaif has two themes running through her social media accounts — how to stay happy and how to stay fit The actor also knows how to mix the two together to come up with the best photos on Instagram In fact her photos on Instagram are so vibrant that we are forced to ask does Katrina Kaif ever have a dull day Her Instagram profile seems to oscillate between cute and hot pictures This Monday she ditched her glamorous demeanour to be more like herself: simple yet stunning Her new post is about making most of every moment Katrina shared this new picture with some insightful thoughts “Here’s to a happy breezy Monday May the force be with you” Taken at a beach Katrina’s photograph is devoid of any glamour yet makes a statement She never looked so free spirited Shah Rukh Khan was probably right when he said “Instagram will be so much prettier now Please welcome my friend the lovely Katrina Kaif” And just a few days ago she again had a video which made us believe that Katrina is almost a superhuman The video has Katrina Kaif in the gym and sitting when there is no chair And she did it like it was the most normal thing in the world A few days ago Katrina Kaif shared a picture from the gym on her Instagram and captioned it as “The future “Tigers” @zahaankara @nirvankhan15 @iamarhaankhan @yasminbodyimage” The lifting some weights with Arhaan and Nirvan sons of Salman’s brothers Arbaaz and Sohail respectively This came after her picture with a shirtless Salman Khan went viral on social Read here:Sara Ali Khan works out with Kareena Kapoor’s bestie Malaika Arora See their photo direct from the gym On the work front Katrina has some major Bollywood projects in the pipeline including Thugs of Hindostan Tiger Zinda Hai Jagga Jasos and an untitled film with Shah Rukh Khan If all goes well Katrina can also work with Salman Khan in Karan Johar’s next “While KJo’s next directorial will be with Ranbir Kapoor he wants to produce a film with Salman and Katrina in the lead as he finds their chemistry sizzling Earlier the same film was to star Pakistan actor Fawad Khan along with Katrina but with the ban on Pakistani actors during Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that is not happening Hence the filmmaker was keen to rope in Salman The script is being reworked for Dabangg Khan and to make the character more suitable to him The pre-production work on the film has begun” a source was quoted in DNA report For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsRome:A 30-year-old man has been arrested in the alleged kidnapping of a young British model who thought she was coming to Milan for a photo shoot but instead was drugged hustled away in a suitcase and handcuffed in a house in northern Italy before being released Milan police said Saturday Police released a mugshot of the suspect whom they identified as Lukasz Pawel Herba a Polish citizen with British residency He was jailed for investigation of suspected kidnapping for extortion purposes police said Police official Lorenzo Bucossi told reporters the 20-year-old woman had come to Milan for what she thought was a photo shoot and was abducted on 11 July A statement from Milan police headquarters detailed the woman’s ordeal "Attacked drugged handcuffed and closed inside a suitcase that’s how a 20-year-old English model was kidnapped on 11 July in Milan to be sold to the best offer on pornography sites" on the internet the statement said Representational image AP The suspect was arrested on 18 July the day after he allegedly released the woman and dropped her off at the British consulate in Milan police said The woman had arrived in Milan on 10 July and was supposed to do the photography session the next day the statement said A photographer had booked the session through the model’s agent but as soon as she stepped inside the Milan apartment for the appointment she was attacked by two men according to the police account "The kidnappers loaded the suitcase with the girl (inside) into a car trunk" and drove to a rural home in a hamlet outside Turin the statement said In the house "the model was kept handcuffed to a wooden dresser in a bedroom" until she was released on 17 July the police said Police suspect the Polish man advertised the "sale" of the woman online while at the same time demanding ransom from the woman’s agent of $300000 (about 260000 euros) Authorities said as far as they know no ransom was paid An investigation is being conducted in Poland and Britain as well as in Italy Investigators are trying to determine if the suspect had accomplices and was mainly after ransom or was trying to defraud someone who might have been willing to pay money online for the woman police said They didn’t identify the model’s agent Milan daily Corriere della Sera said the kidnapper let his victim go because he discovered she had a child and considered her unsuitable for the sex trade But the police official Lorenzo Bucossi told reporters it was unclear why the woman was released Managua:Hurricane Nate may strengthen on Saturday threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast with strong winds and storm surges after it killed at least 25 people in Central America New Orleans evacuated some residents from areas outside its levee system as Nate a Category 1 hurricane the weakest on a five-category scale used by meteorologists churned towards the central Gulf of Mexico “Nate is at our doorstep or will be soon” New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu said adding that the winds could cause significant power outages and storm surges are projected to be 18 to 27 meters high “We have been through this many many times There is no need to panic” Landrieu told a news conference Representational image Reuters The storm brushed by Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula home to beach resorts such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen as it headed north the US National Hurricane Center in Miami said With maximum sustained winds of 130 kmh Nate was about 550 kilometers south-southeast of the Mississippi river and expected to strengthen before it makes landfall the NHC said A state of emergency was declared for 29 Florida counties and states — Alabama Louisiana and Mississippi — as well as the New Orleans which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 The NHC issued a hurricane watch from Grand Isle Louisiana to the Alabama-Florida border “By Saturday noon you should be in your safe place” Alabama governor Kay Ivey told a news conference “This is a fast-moving storm and we must begin preparing now” Nearly three-quarters of US Gulf of Mexico oil production was offline ahead of the storm and more oil companies halted operations on Friday On Saturday morning Nate was moving north-northwest at 35 kmh a fast pace which if maintained could mean the storm does less damage when it hits land Central America deaths The storm doused Central America with heavy rains on Thursday killing at least 12 people in Nicaragua nine in Costa Rica two in Honduras and two in El Salvador Thousands were forced to evacuate their homes and Costa Rica’s government declared a state of emergency Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis urged residents to remain vigilant noting rains would likely resume In Honduras residents wondered whether they would have to flee Norma Chavez and her two children anxiously watched a river rise outside their home in Tegucigalpa the capital “We are worried that it will grow more and carry away the house” said Chavez 45 Through Monday Nate is expected to produce 5 to 10 cm more rain in eastern Yucatan and western Cuba and 8 to 15 inches in the US central Gulf Coast About 71 percent of US Gulf of Mexico oil production and 53 percent of natural gas output is offline ahead of Nate’s arrival the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday Oil companies have evacuated staff from 66 platforms and five drilling rigs it said Oil production equaling 124 million barrels of crude per day is offline according to BSEE Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published: May 9 2012 7:00 am Related News A team from the National Commission of Women (NCW) on Tuesday said there was evidence that police had used force against Dahod MP Prabha Taviad on May 1 while detaining her The NCW has submitted a list of 15 questions to the Gujarat Police and sought reply within a few days The video clippings of the incident clearly show police had used force while handling the woman MP? (This article first appeared in the print edition under the headline ‘Against Patriarchy’) The writer,s decision. Speculation has been rife that the release of the bags,com/HVBtYZoSBg — ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) September 5, “We want to bring medical tourism to Goa because we believe that infrastructure here is good.

In fact, added the Congressman. We put in so much effort and money but the whole thing failed.Virat Kohli,Hamari Adhuri Kahani: Reasons why Vidya, The law mandates BMC inspect these centres.Cairo suffered a blow following the crushing of its pan-Arabist dreams, Krishnam Raju, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by AMRUTA LAKHE | Published: July 18, The city is part of the 25 Indian cities Indian Heritage Cities Network (IHCN) foundation and is the only one from Maharashtra.

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