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Flamenco and Sephardic Music as World Music, workshop/performance/discussion
Start Date: 2/11/2017Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 2/11/2017End Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description:

Flamenco and Sephardic Music as World Music, workshop/performance/discussion with Gerard Edery and Bárbara Martínez


“The Spirit of Sepharad” is a powerful multidisciplinary program of song, dance, and instrumental music that traces the unique migration of Jewish Sephardim communities from medieval Spain across Africa to the Middle East, the Balkans, and beyond.

Gerard Edery has put together a program with flamenco dancer and singer Bárbara Martínez, flamenco guitarist Cristian Puig, and bassist-percussionist Sean Kupisz that combines music, dance, narration, and vivid projected images, creating a complex web of diverse poetic, religious, and cultural traditions that focuses on common patterns and multicultural cosmopolitan art forms.

In Edery’s words, “This is the story of a rich cultural heritage that invites the possibility of coexistence, tolerance, respect, and peace among all peoples.” The expressive vocal traditions, flamenco-style guitar, virtuoso bass, and world-beat percussion make this evening a most powerful emotional experience for the audience and performers.

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Boyer Dance Studio
Contact Information:
Name: Cooper Series
Email: cooper@swarthmore.edu
dancers
Event Sponsors
Department of Religion, Departments of Music and Dance, Islamic Studies Program, Medieval Studies Program, Arabic and Spanish Programs of Modern Languages and Literatures, Beit Midrash, and the Mary Albertson Fund.
Open To
The Public

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