Eliyahu and the Qadim Ensemble

Event time: 
Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:30pm
Event description: 

Devotional Music from the Spiritual Traditions of the Near East

Marquand Chapel, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven


Fresh from extensive travels and musical study in Morocco, Sinai, and Israel, Eliyahu and the Qadim Ensemble will present a program of Devotional Music from the Spiritual Traditions of the Near East at Yale University’s Marquand Chapel (409 Prospect St.) on Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 pm.  This musical tour will include pieces from Jewish liturgy from the  Diaspora, including Yemen, Iraq, Israel, North Africa and Moorish Spain; music from Christian Armenia and Greece; and devotional poems from the Muslim regions of North Africa: Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Turkey.  

The ensemble’s repertoire includes Arabic, Jewish, Turkish Sufi, Hebrew-Yemenite, Armenian, Greek, and Moroccan music, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region’s cultures, while
honoring the great diversity found within them.

Qadim,  an ensemble based in the San Francisco Bay area, takes its name from a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew meaning “ancient” as well as “that which will come.” Acclaimed for their passionate performances, Qadim has attracted a growing global audience who are responding to their authentic musicianship and timely message.

Their latest CD, Eastern Wind, debuted at #7 on Billboard’s World Music Charts after being featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Excerpts can be heard here.

The concert, presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music, is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

For more information, call 203-432-5062.