As a child band leader Ariel Nahum was less interested in the music his classmates were listening to and more into raiding his parents vinyl collection. He became fascinated with his family’s musical heritage and was taught traditional Yemenite singing by his father.
Having founded Ensemble Yemen, a band that performs customary Yemenite melodies with new arrangements and rhythms, Ariel travelled to Senegal, Gambia and Guinea numerous times to learn the djembe, talking drum, sabar drum and West African Fula flute from the great local masters.
Ariel became convinced that this music deserved a wider audience and in 2011 he founded Fula Express, a colorful gang of talented musicians performing original music influenced by Senegalese vibes infused African dialect lyrics and sounds.
Together they performed all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa gracing some of the biggest stages and festivals.
2017 promises to be a pivotal year for Fula Express with a string of new releases planned and a tour which will have them playing their energetic music to more audiences across Europe and, for the first time, The United States