Divahn - New Music, New Album

$5,595 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 17 months
Divahn Music
on behalf of Galeet Dardashti
Divahn is self-funding a new album, and we would absolutely love and appreciate your support as we go through this exciting journey together!

Iranian-descended singer Galeet Dardashti leads our  all-female power-house Middle Eastern Jewish ensemble, Divahn .  Our New York City-based group has gained an international following with its fresh and fiery renditions of traditional and original Sephardi/Mizrahi Jewish songs: lush string arrangements, eclectic Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin percussion, and vocals spanning Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic.  “Divahn,” a word common to Hebrew, Persian, and Arabic, means a collection of songs or poetry. Through our music, we underscore common ground between diverse Middle Eastern cultures and religions.

We recently completed our first song for the album, Banu Choshech Legaresh (We've Come to Chase Away The Darkness), a Hanukah song.  We received such positive response that we decided to make a music video!  We hope you enjoy it: 

We appreciate any amount of donation, small or large!  Your donation will go towards one of the numerous steps needed to make an album: recording in the studio, mixing and editing, promotion and marketing, printing CDs, and so much more!  It’s a long process with many moving parts, and we are enjoying every moment!  

Divahn is:
Galeet Dardashti: lead vocals, guitar, doumbek
Megan Gould: violin, vocals
Eleanor Norton: cello, vocals
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker: cajon, conga, vocals
Sejal Kukadia: tabla, vocals

[left to right: Sejal, Elizabeth, Galeet, Megan, Eleanor]

Here we are at Studio G in Brooklyn in December 2016, having a great time recording our first few songs for the new album.  

Thank you for your support!
We can't wait to share our new music with you!
Visit us at divahn.com
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Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings and Happy New Year! Best wishes to you all in the coming new year. With love,
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Hi Everyone! This month we released a new live video of our song Ayni Tsofia (a Syrian folksong), and did a fun and fabulous photoshoot in Brooklyn to promote our new songs. We increased our fundraising goal to $10,000 to help cover the climbing costs of producing our new album. Thank you so much for your support and love!
Magical Garden
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THANK YOU to all of our supporters! We have reached $5000 thanks to all of you. We appreciate it! We are plugging away with our album and are making great progress. Check out our newest video of Divahn performing "Ayni Zsofia" in Michigan this past April.
Divahn Live in Michigan
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$5,595 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 17 months
Created March 2, 2017
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deb hicks
2 months ago

Galeet and Divahn divas - please take my donation for some hot tea or French fries and save the cost of mailing out a CD - so proud of my rockstar pal!-deb

Simone Brennan
6 months ago

Wonderful project - proud to support you all!

Amy Brunswick
8 months ago

Loved hearing at the birthday party in morristown!!

Barbara Kavadias
9 months ago

My birthday present from me for you, getting this project fully funded!

11 months ago
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