A-WA – Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman

Labels:S-Curve Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:04:11
From the Album:Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman
Formats:AAA,Non-Commercial,NPR,Rhythmic Mixshow
Available Date & Time: May 02 2019 13:00:00 EDT

New Music And Video From A-WA Now Available 

"Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman"


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On May 31, A-WA, chart-topping Yemenite-Israeli trio of sisters, will release their second full-length album, "BAYTI FI RASI" (My Home is in My Head) via S-Curve Records, which was produced by Tamir Muskat of Balkan Beat Box. Today, they reveal the new video for “Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman” inspired by “America” from West Side Story. Instead of Puerto Ricans vs white Americans, A-WA’s video takes place in Israel in 1949 and reflects the strain between newly immigrated Yemenite, along with Sephardic Jews from North Africa and the Middle East, and the Ashkenazi Jews of European descent.


The video and the song is based on the true story of the trio of sisters’ great-grandmother who immigrated from Yemen during Operation Magic Carpet to escape persecution. Upon arrival in Israel, Yemenite Jews were placed in tent cities and treated as primitive by the locals. The call and response in the lyrics depicts this tension and parallels the call and response in “America.”


Where will I make a home?

(You have a tent for now)

Or at least a small shack

(Along with four other families)


The video was produced and art directed by the sisters and young director Omer Ben-David and shot in the streets of Tel Aviv. The styling in the video is a modern take on popular looks of the time straight down to the polka dot head scarfs.


The new album follows, A-WA’s critically acclaimed debut “Habib Galbi (Love Of My Heart)”. The viral video for the album’s title track amassed a staggering 11 million-plus views. The album attracted tastemaker praise, NPR claimed, “Instead of earnestly reconstructing the music of their cultural ancestors, A-WA has catapulted this roots material into new terrain.” Recognized as international style icons, Vogue delightfully asked, “Who are these women in high top sneakers and djellabas, and where have they been all their lives?” Between packed shows, Pitbull even jumped on an Official Remix of “Habib Galbi” as they amassed millions of global streams.


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