Bint El Funk is a pioneering groove band who has founded the genre Yemen Funk. The band initially devoted itself to converting traditional Jewish Yemenite songs to a modern groove, but soon added original material to the pot, slowly creating a unique style, diverse, yet cohesive.
Bint El Funk’s style is based mainly on a combination of funk with traditional Jewish Yemenite music, influenced by Afro beat, jazz, Mediterranean music, Psychedelic‐Turkish music and more. Alongside the Yemenite texts are love songs, social protest songs, Bedouin nonsense, and poetry. Each performance quickly becomes a native tribal party with sounds, rhythms, colors, and scents, which unite on a thread connecting Sana’a in Yemen, Harlem in the US, and the Shaariya neighborhood in Petach Tikva.
The work of Bint El Funk combines old and new, local and universal, east and west, and through their personal story, tells the story of every person in the world.
Shiran Karni - Vocals
Regev Baruch - drums
Oded Ben-Itzhak- Saxophone, EWI
David Michaeli - Bass
Yotam Cohen - Guitar
Photo credit: Zohar Ron