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May 26 Tue
5:00pm
Free

Galeet Dardashti featured in Jewish Music Masterclass

Galeet Dardashti offers workshops called Mizrahi Sacred Songs (Piyutim)—From Pulpit to Pop Chart I & II
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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Galeet Dardashti, a vocalist and scholar, is the first woman to continue her family’s tradition of distinguished Persian-Jewish musicianship. She has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative performers of Jewish music today, beginning with her work as founder and leader of the renowned all-woman ensemble Divahn.

She received a Six Points Fellowship to pursue her multi-disciplinary project The Naming, which interprets some of the compelling women of the Bible. On its nationally acclaimed 2010 release, Time Out New York called The Naming “urgent, heartfelt and hypnotic,” and the Huffington Post described it as “heart-stopping.” In her commissioned multi-sensory piece, Monajat, Dardashti—accompanied by an acclaimed ensemble of Middle Eastern and jazz musicians—reinvents the reflective musical ritual of Selihot using digital technology to sing with recordings of her famed Iranian grandfather.

This livestreamed Jewish Music Masterclass program provides the opportunity to hear about Dardashti's creative process, listen to some of her music and connect with the artist.

Jun 15 Tue
5:00pm
Free
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This 4-part series focuses on the varied tradition of liturgy in the languages of the Middle East, North Africa, former Ottoman Lands, and beyond, as they are currently practiced in the United States. Part 2 of the series focuses on the prayers of Shabbat, and features Asher Shasho Levy.
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Jun 24 Thu
10:00am
Free
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Test Kitchen: Decolonize Music Theory through Multi-Sensory Writing with Nina Eidsheim and Juliette Bellocq
What if we listened to music with our tongue, feet, or skin? In this interactive event, we will experiment with multi-sensory experience of music. Engaging with a writing model from PEER Lab graphic designer Julliet Bellocq and founder Nina Eidsheim can help us relate to our senses more fully, and deepen our relationship with music and ourselves.
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