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Sunday, February 15 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
New York Andalus Ensemble

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The spirit of intercultural exchange so characteristic of al-Andalus is reborn in NYC with the New York Andalus Ensemble, a multiethnic, multifaith group that performs in Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, and Ladino. Drawing upon a repertoire spanning the ninth century to the 1960s, the ensemble incorporates vocals and a wide array of traditional and modern acoustic instruments. Under the direction of Samuel R. Torjman Thomas, the NYAE is dedicated to conjuring anew the cosmopolitanism of Córdoba.

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Samuel Torjman Thomas

Samuel R. Torjman Thomas, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, and ethnomusicologist, has been forging an artist/scholar model for over fifteen years. His scholarship centers on musics of the Middle East and North Africa, worldwide Jewish musics, and jazz traditions. He is the artistic director of both the New York Andalus Ensemble and the critically-acclaimed ensemble ASEFA. Thomas is an adjunct assistant professor of music, interdisciplinary... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Springdale

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