Evening of Sephardic Music, Liturgy & History

March 2, 2017 Sudbury Free
(Courtesy Photo)
(Courtesy Photo)

The Chabad Center of Sudbury invites you to an evening of Sephardic Music and History that will explore the beauty of Sephardic Liturgy & Music from a wealth of Sephardic Countries & Traditions. It will feature a performance workshop covering Sephardi musical traditions and historical context that is led by Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas, an artist/scholar whose performance and research work centers on North African, Middle Eastern and Jazz traditions.

Explore traditional Jewish music and songs from the richness of the Syrian, Moroccan, Spanish and other traditions and journey away into an evening of history, music, and the inspiring journey of Sephardic Jewry. If you like music, liturgy or history, you will enjoy this memorable evening.

Open to the community. Please share and invite your friends.

Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation of $10/person. Be an evening sponsor by donating $118 to help cover event costs. The event will be at a private venue in Sudbury; details will be shared with those attending. Space is limited, reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

About Samuel Torjman Thomas, Ph.D
Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas is an artist-scholar – ethnomusicologist and multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, clarinet, oud, nay, vocals, bendir) – whose performance and research work centers on North African, Middle Eastern, and jazz traditions. Dr. Torjman Thomas is a professor of music, interdisciplinary studies, and Sephardic Studies at the City University of New York (Hunter College, John Jay College, and Brooklyn College) and Montclair State University, lecturing on a range of topics including Muslim-Jewish intercultural exchange in music, philosophy, theology, and poetics, American popular music, jazz history and improvisation, and diaspora studies. Dr. Torjman Thomas is bandleader of the critically-acclaimed North African Jazz fusion project called ASEFA (ah-say-FAH) and artistic director of the New York Andalus Ensemble, a performance group devoted to reinvigorating the intercultural exchange inherent to the musical heritage of Spain and North Africa.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us or call us at (978) 443-0110.

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Fact Sheet
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grange Hall
326 Concord Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776

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