A-WA, chart-topping Yemenite-Israeli trio of sisters, have released their second full-length album, “BAYTI FI RASI” (My Home is in My Head) via S-Curve Records. The album is inspired by the true story of the sisters’ great-grandmother Rachel who immigrated from Yemen during Operation Magic Carpet to escape persecution.
Following A-WA’s SOLD OUT Baby’s All Right show and performance at the Top of the Standard earlier this year, the group has confirmed additional US dates including NYC’s Central Park SummerStage on June 30. Full list of tour dates HERE.
The new album succeeds A-WA’s critically acclaimed debut “Habib Galbi (Love Of My Heart)”. The viral video for the album’s title track amassed a staggering 12.5 million-plus views. The album attracted tastemaker praise with NPR claiming, “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 our lives?”