In a world where daily life revolves around a screen and a finger, KADAWA gives their audience an ‘offline’ experience worth lifting their heads for. From ruthless improvisations and hard-driving grooves to intimate, harmonically-rich lullabies, KADAWA's music is diverse, challenging and surprising, keeping the listener on his toes. Born in Israel and based in New York City since 2014, the collective-trio of guitarist Tal Yahalom, double bassist Almog Sharvit and drummer Ben Silashi performs original compositions by all three members, alongside their own interpretations of pieces by David Bowie, Bjork, Nick Drake and Ornette Coleman. Through their music, the band confronts major existential issues including global warming, the increasing cost of living and the failing U.S. Health Care System, alongside the simple pleasures of life, such as movies they love to hate, emotional moving days and bizarre NYC experiences. KADAWA has left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide while touring across Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland, UK, USA and Israel, performing at major international festivals and stylistically diverse venues the likes of the Detroit Jazz Festival, Jazzwerkstatt Bern, Jazzmeile Thüringen, Teatro CajaGRANADA, Bunker Ulmenwall and Jazzlab. Their debut album was featured and praised by publications such as the 'The New York Times', 'All About Jazz' (IT), 'Nextbop' (USA), 'The Vancouver Sun' (CA) and 'JazzFM' (UK).
“The sound is about joy and force in equal measure, full of hummable melodies and moments of proud combustion." — Giovanni Russonello, 'The New York Times'
“A narrative full of surprises... There is something for all tastes and you’ll never get bored listening to KADAWA.” — Vincenzo Roggero, 'All About Jazz'
“KADAWA grooves with a vengeance... A truly impressive album from a band that must blaze live.” — Stuart Derdeyn, 'Vancouver Sun'