Jaffa Road are a Canadian world music group formed in 2005 in Toronto. The band was nominated for a 2010 Juno Award for their debut album Sunplace in the category World Music Album of the Year.
Jaffa Road's music looks to the future by blending tradition with innovation and bringing together diverse musical languages that include Jewish roots, jazz, Indian and Arabic music, electronica, and dub. With onstage chemistry as electrifying as it is intense, the band mixes ancient and original poetry in Hebrew, Spanish and English with belly dance rhythms, pulsating dub grooves, exhilarating improvisations, and a global mix of instrumentation.
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.
In early 2010 Jaffa Road was nominated for a Juno Award (World Music). In July 2010 Jaffa Road was awarded Best world music artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.