ASEFA Concert: Mediterranean Encounters: Judeo-Islamic Soundscapes | Main Building Villard Room at Vassar College | Music | Chronogram Magazine
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ASEFA Concert: Mediterranean Encounters: Judeo-Islamic Soundscapes

When: Sun., April 22, 5-7:30 p.m. 2018
Phone: (845) 232-1029
Price: $25/$10 children/free for those associated with Vassar
Congregation Shir Chadash, in conjunction with Vassar College’s Jewish Studies Program, and the Vassar Jewish Union, is sponsoring the critically acclaimed musical ensemble “ASEFA”. Asefa means: “gathering with a purpose” and is led by Dr.Samuel Torjman Thomas. The group showcases the music of the Jewish communities of North Africa and the Middle East, with a modern sensibility rooted in the northeastern United States, highlighting instances of Muslim-Jewish intercultural exchange. The concert will feature a musical treasury of individual and shared traditions among Jews and Muslims. There will be a pre-concert talk at 4pm. Also, a reception will follow the concert.


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