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May 26 Tue
5:00pm
Free

Galeet Dardashti featured in Jewish Music Masterclass

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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.

Oct 6 Tue
6:00pm
Free
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6:00pm
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A Conversation with Susan Genco, Co-President of the Azoff Group
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1:00pm
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Gone to the Village — Documentary Screening
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Oct 20 Tue
6:00pm
Free
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A Conversation with Jeff Harleston, General Counsel and EVP of Business and Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group
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Oct 21 Wed
5:00pm
Free
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A Conversation With Randy Newman
Renowned songwriter and film composer Randy Newman joins with Professor Robert Fink, Chair of the Music Industry Program, in conversation discussing Newman’s various careers and his influences and approaches to the diverse media in which he has worked.
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