Based in Toronto Jaffa Road is an award-winning, world music group made up of some of Canada’s most exciting and innovative interpreters of inter-cultural music. “An ace band that churns out a highly textured cinematic fusion of Arabic, Indian, Jazz, Blues, electronica, and rock. That list might make your head spin, but rest assured that Jaffa Road’s thoughtful, beautifully crafted music will not”. -Errol Nazareth, Music Columnist CBC Radio and Toronto Sun.
The group has created a unique sonic landscape that draws easily and organically from the worlds of sacred and secular Jewish songs, Arabic and Indian music, modern jazz, rock, and dub. Jaffa Road creates a union between acoustic and electronic, secular and sacred, ancient and modern. Members of Jaffa Road have performed and recorded with many highly regarded influential musicians in the Canadian and International pop, rock, jazz, and world music scenes.
Since the release of their JUNO nominated debut (Sunplace) the band has toured all over Canada with tours further a-field to California, Alaska, and Brazil. They have appeared at Performing Arts Centres, jazz festivals, folk music festivals, Jewish music festivals and other arts festivals. Their travels have taken them to some of the largest festivals in Canada (such as Vancouver Folk Music Festival) as well as to the most remote music festival in North America (The Rocking Walrus Festival in Igloolik, Nunavut).
Jaffa Road's second album Where The Light Gets In, was nominated for a JUNO AWARD in the category of World Music Album of the Year, and won WORLD MUSIC GROUP OF THE YEAR at the 2013 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS.