A-WA (pronounced Ay-wa) is a band formed by 3 sisters (Tair, Liron and Tagel Haim) who grew up in the small desert village of 'Shaharut' in the southern Israeli Arava Valley.
With unique magical voices and lots of natural groove, the sisters combine Yemenite folk singing with electronic dance music. The intriguing debut album of A-WA, produced by Tomer Yosef (from Balkan Beat Box) is at its final stage and will be released in 2016. The album contains love and protest songs of women in the Yemeni-Arabic dialect, that were passed on as an oral tradition and were first recorded in the early 60's by the Yemeni singer-songwriter Shlomo Moga'a. The original combination of timeless Yemenite folk songs that the sisters grew up on with the modern approach of electronic beats and grooves gives rise to an exciting show with a refreshing new sound.