A bold, all-woman Mizrahi/Sephardi ensemble that dazzles audiences with Middle Eastern grooves
Lead singer Galeet Dardashti follows a family tradition of distinguished musicianship dating back to 19th-century Persia. But it was down in Austin, Texas, where this bold, all-woman Mizrahi/Sephardi ensemble began dazzling audiences with its Middle Eastern grooves. Infusing traditional and original Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies and entrancing improvisations, today Divahn has engendered an international following, performing in venues ranging from top concert halls in Poland to the most prestigious clubs in NYC. The group's thrilling live shows include lush string arrangements, eclectic Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin percussion, and vocals spanning the Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic languages. Galeet Dardashti's diverse background performing Persian and Arab classical music, Ashkenazi cantorial music, Western classical music and jazz enhance Divahn's unique and innovative sound. As one of the few groups performing Mizrahi and Judeo-Arab music in the US, Divahn welcomes its audiences to a beautiful sphere of shared Jewish and Muslim culture.