Jaffa Road (band)

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Jaffa Road
Origin Toronto, ON, Canada
Genres World Music
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Website jaffaroad.com
Members Aaron Lightstone
Aviva Chernick
Chris Gartner
Jeff Wilson
Sundar Viswanathan

Jaffa Road are a Canadian world music group based in Toronto, Ontario. The band mixes ancient and original poetry in Hebrew, Spanish and English with belly dance rhythms, pulsating dub grooves, improvisations, and a global mix of instrumentation, including electronica and dub.[1] The band was nominated for a 2010 Juno Award for their debut album Sunplace in the category World Music Album of the Year.

History[edit]

Jaffa Road was formed in 2005 in Toronto. Their first album, Sunplace, was released in 2009. They performed at the North by Northeast festival in 2010[2] and the Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival in 2011.[3]

In 2012 the band released their second album, Where the Light Gets In.[4][5]

Awards[edit]

In September 2009 Jaffa Road's "L.Y.G." (Lo Yisa Goy) from the CD Sunplace won the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest - World Music Category.[6]

In early 2010 Jaffa Road was nominated for a Juno Award (World Music).[7] In July 2010 Jaffa Road was awarded Best world music artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.[8]

Discography[edit]

  • 2009 SunPlace

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