The New York Andalus Ensemble will perform Oct. 30 2014 at 7;30
at the CUNY Graduate Center
Elebash Recital Hall
365 Fifth Ave (corner of 34th) NY, NY
$13 Adults, $10 students
The_New York Andalus Ensemble presents Et Dodim Kalah (It’s the Time of
Courting, O Bride!), an evening of music and song from al-Andalus and North Africa.
Reflecting the cultural pluralism that characterizes this music, the 20 members of
the ensemble perform repertoire in Arabic, Hebrew, and Judeo-Spanish Ladino, emphasizing the
region’s shared tradition while cherishing the individual cultures that comprise it.
The New York Andalus Ensemble is led by ethnomusicologist and performer Dr. Samuel
R. Thomas. As an artist and scholar for over fifteen years, his work centers on
musical cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as jazz traditions and
American popular genres.
The mission of this ensemble is to bring participants from varied backgrounds
together to experience the rich and varied cultures of the Maghreb and al-Andalus
through musical study and expression. The New York Andalus Ensemble is co-sponsored
by the Foundation for Iberian Music, the Music Programs of the City University of
New York’s Graduate Center, the Middle Eastern-Middle Eastern American Center
(MEMEAC), the American Sephardi Federation, JAMs, and the Institute of Sephardic