An Evening of Sufi and Spanish Poetry
The American poet, Robert Bly, is widely known for his translations and readings of the work of Rumi and Hafiz. Few artists have done as much to bring the great Sufi poets to the attention of the English-speaking world. This evening, he will also read his translations of the great Spanish poets Antonio Machado, Juan Ramon Jimenez and Federico Garcia Lorca.
An Evening of Flamenco
The passionate, dramatic dancing of Flamenco emerged from a mix of the Gypsy, Arabic and Iberian cultures. This evening will feature some of the most gripping and intense performers of this ancient art form that brings alive the soul of Andalusia.
An Evening of Music
From Jerusalem to Cordoba:
A Voyage in Time, Space and Religions Through Chant, Music and Texts
with Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe
This evening is a celebration of the musical and mystical traditions in and around the Mediterranean, from ancient Judaism and Paganism to Medieval Christianity and Islam. We will hear ancient and original music sung in Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Greek, Occitan and Arabic. The performance includes quotations from Ibn 'Arabi, Yehuda Halevi, Hildegard of Bingen and others, and evokes a rarely-perceived common ground and alternative view of sacred traditions which have so often been in conflict.
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