About Glsah Sanaanea with Shiran
With her new album Glsah Sanaanea with SHIRAN, the connection with Yemen delves further. Shiran breathes familiar but new life into Yemeni traditional songs in a stripped back and acoustic set with a backdrop of string, wind and percussion instruments like the oud, kawala, and kanun. Where her first album used various western pop tropes and synthesis, her latest tows a much more modest line in respect of the original songs and compositions some of which date back hundreds of years.
Lead single Ya Banat Al Yemen, a song often heard at weddings in Yemen, was originally featured in her previous album but instead of the funky breaks and organ stabs, it’s now rooted with a chorus of voices alongside Shiran, driven by a galloping set of percussion.
SHIRAN’s musical landscape has developed and been inspired by the many stories and experiences of her cherished and much-loved Grandmother who left Yemen in 1949 for Israel as part of her ‘Aliyah’ in search of the Jewish homeland. Her new tunes reveal a sense of longing and curiosity and also highlight a powerful women’s voice in the contemporary Arabic world.
It features eight tracks and includes a guest appearance by fellow Yemeni musician and singer based in Tel Aviv, Eyal El Wahab best known as El Khat.
Musical Producer & Mix – Ron Bakal
Recorded at “Bakal studio” 2020
Mastering – Aran Lavi
Oud – Shauli Itzhak Kanun – Amir Alaev
Kawala – Amir Shahsar
Percussion – Ben Aylon, Roei Fridman
Violin – Elad Levi
Cello & Vocals – Eyal El Wahab
Vocals – Shimon Nataf, Nati Faiz, Ron Bakal, Shauli Itzhak, Shiran Avraham
Graphic Design – Dunja Opalko
Style & Creative – Aviv Kfir
Photographer – Eran Levi
Makeup – Roey Ohayo
Dress – Almog Turner
Jewelry – Keren Wolf