Divahn: Jewish Songs of the Middle East
featuring Galeet Dardashti
Thursday, March 24Bowker Auditorium 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15; 17 & under and Five College/GCC/STCC students $10
An edgy all-female powerhouse ensemble infuses traditional and original Middle Eastern Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies, entrancing improvisations, and funky arrangements. Lead singer Galeet Dardashti follows a family tradition of distinguished musicianship dating back to 19th-century Persia. But it was down in Austin, Texas, where Divahn's bold all-woman Mizrahi/Sephardi ensemble began dazzling audiences with its Middle Eastern grooves. Infusing traditional and original Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies, entrancing improvisations, and funky arrangements, today Divahn has engendered an international following performing in venues ranging from top concert halls in Poland to the most prestigious clubs in NYC.
Funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council
Piyutim: The Poetry of Middle Eastern PrayerGaleet Dardashti, Scholar in Residence
Friday, March 25 The Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main Street, Amherst
Free and open to the public,8:00 pm
Galeet Dardashti to Lead Kabbalat Shabbat Service at JCAFriday, March 25 Jewish Community of Amherst
Free and Open to the Public,6:00 pm
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