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Sacred Music of the Desert: A Conversation with Yair Dalal

Sacred Music of the Desert: A Conversation with Yair Dalal
170 St. George St. rm 318
Time: Mar 21st, 12:00 pm End: Mar 21st, 1:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Music, Faculty of , Jewish Studies, Information, Faculty of, Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS)
Meet composer, violinist, oud player and singer Yair Dalal

The Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to present:

Sacred Music of the Desert: A Conversation with Yair Dalal

Yair Dalal is a composer, violinist, oud player, and singer. Much of Dalal’s work reflects his extensive skills in both classical and Arabic music and his strong affinity for the desert and its habitants. Dalal has performed around the world both in solo concerts and with his Alol ensemble. He has collaborated with top international musicians from different disciplines, including celebrated western classical conductor and Maestro Zubin Mehta, Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kamerata Jerusalem Orchestra, and many more. Dalal participates and lectures in various music educational institutes in Israel and worldwide and is also the initiator of Mediterranean Musical Dialogue in Israel. Apart from creating music, Dalal devotes his time to preserving musical heritages from becoming extinct—the Babylonian musical heritage and the music of the Bedouin (the Sinai desert nomads). Dalal is also a peace activist, devoting much of his time and energy to helping to remove ideological barriers between different cultures and, in particular between Jews and Arabs. Please visit his website: http://www.yairdalal.com/.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and the Centre for Jewish Studies. Presented together with the Koffler Centre of the Arts in association with the project featuring Yair Dalal, Honeycomb Way: A Musical Journey into the Sacred making its international debut in Toronto on March 28, 2012. More details at www.kofflerarts.org.

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Jewish Studies at (416) 978-1624.

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