Composer and performer Galeet Dardashti pulls together music and culture reaching back almost 3,000 years for her new piece Monajat – Fervent Prayer, which will be presented this Thursday at the Granoff Music Center at Tufts University.

The Boston performance, presented by the Boston Jewish Music Festival and the New Center for Arts and Culture, is part of a six-city tour to premiere the piece.

Dardashti , an accomplished performer, who toured the US and Canada as a child with her father, Farid, a renowned cantor, blends the ancient and modern to create this new and interesting work featuring music-video recordings, live performance and modern electronic music.

Monajat is the first commission of the New Jewish Culture Network, a partnership between the Foundation for Jewish Culture and performing arts presenters across the United States.

To get a feeling for this amazing performance check out this video.


Tickets are available for $25 at or by calling 617-531-4610.