Brookline, MA–Sunday, July 9, 2006
7:30 pm
Temple Beth Zion (TBZ),
1566 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Advance tickets: $10
At the door: $12
For more info please contact Noam at nsender@styr.com
To purchase tickets in advance please call Eran at 617.216.4879 or email Eran_segev@yahoo.com

Traverse the deserts of the Middle East, the mountains of northern India, and the warm waters of the Mediterranean with Eliyahu Sills and his Qadim Ensemble. The group and their music bring ancient musical traditions to a contemporary audience, allowing for a musical dialogue between the different cultures. The group performs instrumental pieces as well as songs with words in Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Farsi and Ladino.

Qadim is a word found both in Hebrew and Arabic meaning “ancient past” and “that which precedes” as well as “forward movement” and “that which will come.” The band is aptly named as their ancient and timeless music bridges cultures from throughout the near east, such as Mizrakhi, Sephardic and Ashkenazi, with Arabic, Turkish, Persian and north Indian.

Eliyahu Sills is the founder of Qadim and plays the Nay (reed flute of the Middle East), Bansuri (bamboo flute of India), and vocals. He is joined by Rachel Valfer on vocals and Oud (Middle Eastern lute), and Jason Ranjit Parmer on Indian Tablas and frame drums from Turkey, Pakistan and Persia.