as you probably now know dj handler has changed his artist name to Diwon.
Diwon has been busy making tons of solo music …yemenite hip hop style and the Jewish Museum on the Upper East side asked him to do a week long residency as, “That Yemenite Kid”. Here is some info.
SO, COME ON BY AT SOME POINT. THURSDAY NIGHT IS THE BIG LIVE SHOW!! (2000 people will prob attend thurs night and more peoples over the course of the week). Diwon will be there every day from 10-5pm making music 3/23-/3/27…..
In honor of all that, we have released a Diwon CD and T Shirt:
(click on image to purchase)
In the words of the museum, “Diwon transforms the gallery into a recording studio to layer his own music collection with radio excerpts from the Museum’s National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting. During his residency he will create a new composition entitled “That Yemenite Kid.” The artist’s stage name refers to the Yemenite diwan, a book of devotional songs recited on the Sabbath and at Jewish life cycle events. In collaboration with vocalist Smadar, and Miriam Zafri, Diwon premieres his new work at the Thursday night closing party for Off the Wall on March 27.
The lounge features laptops for visitor use, as well as mp3 players containing tracks by Diwon and Broadcast Archive selections that include audio material collected and edited by American reporter Arthur Holzman during the early years of Israeli statehood.
Diwon is a multicultural maestro who produces a mix of Yemenite and Sephardic music blended with electro/hip-hop beats. He frequently collaborates with non-electronic musicians, fusing live and recorded sound. He has performed with Lou Reed, Anthony Coleman, Daniel Carter, DJ Spooky, Matisyahu, MC Paul Barman, Idan Raichel, and others.”
all info at – www.thejewishmuseum.org/offthewall