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Galeet Dardashti -- Monajat

A multimedia performance of Middle Eastern Jewish music

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Building: Dixon Hall
Location: uptown campus

Galeet Dardashti’s multi-sensory piece, Monajat—commissioned by the Foundation for Jewish Culture—is inspired by old and haunting recordings of the Jewish prayers of Selihot chanted by her grandfather—a master singer of Persian classical music.  Dardashti reinvents the deep and reflective musical ritual of Selihot using digital technology to sing with her famed Iranian grandfather, composing original music to other sacred Jewish and Persian poetry, and performing with an acclaimed ensemble of Middle Eastern and jazz musicians.  Audiences are enveloped into the ritual with Persian melodies, poetic Hebrew texts, electronic soundscapes, and dynamic video art.

Galeet also pursues her passion for Jewish music and culture as an anthropologist. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, specializing in cultural politics and contemporary Middle Eastern/Arab music in Israel. She has published widely on her work and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University at the Taub Center for Israel Studies.

Sponsored by: Newcomb College InstituteJewish Studies Program, Newcomb Music Department

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Laura Wolford via email to lwolford@tulane.edu






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