Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet will be here at the Virginia Public Library this coming Monday, April 29, at noon. Come for beautiful music and exotic culture!
|The Orchestra of Fes|
The Orchestra of Fes, conducted by Mohammed Briouel, is the most renowned Judeo-Arab Andalusian ensemble in Morocco today. The orchestra will perform two Andalusian classical music compositions, one instrumental and one sung in Arabic and Hebrew.
Andalusian classical music is at the core of contemporary Moroccan culture. It evolved over centuries of cultural exchange between North African, Spanish Muslim, and Jewish traditions.
The Orchestra of Fes will also feature guest vocalist Françoise Atlan, a celebrated Sephardic singer. Ms. Atlan will perform three songs in Ladino, Hebrew, and Arabic.
This will be an interactive performance! The Orchestra of Fes and Françoise Atlan will teach us to sing the refrain from the song Shalom, Salaam, a song about peace. In addition, the various instruments will be demonstrated and some basic vocabulary will be taught.
A question and answer period will follow the program.
This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Please check the event calendar at www.virginia.lib.mn.usor call 748-7525 for more information.