A Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl - Songs of Sarajevo: Music of the Jews, Muslims and Christians

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino CA 91436

The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles
and
Valley Beth Shalom
are proud to present

A CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DANIEL PEARL

Songs of Sarajevo - Music of the Jews, Muslims and Christians

with

Yale Strom and Friends
and

World-reowned Guitarist Adam Del Monte

Jeff Pekarek - bass, Tripp Sprague - tenor sax and flute, Jamie Papish  - percussion
Elizabeth Schwartz - vocals, Adam DelMonte - guitar and Yale Strom - violin.

3 PM

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino 

TICKETS:  $10 IN ADVANCE, $15 AT THE DOOR

PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE DANIEL PEARL FOUNDATION

For RESERVATIONS and INFORMATION, call Valley Beth Shalom (818) 788-6000

The concert “Songs of Sarajevo: Music of the Jews, Muslims and Christians,” with SDSU Artist in Residence Yale Strom and Guest Artist world-renowned guitarist Adam Del Monte. will show through instrumental music and song how people were able to get beyond cultural and political differences to help one another. Music is a common language, and some of the best musicians in Sarajevo both before the Bosnian war were either Jews or Roma.

The music is a microcosm of all these people who lived in the city of Sarajevo - the Bosnian music, the Serbian and the Roma and the Ladino music, and even the Jewish music were strongly influenced by the Ottoman Turks because the Ottoman Empire ruled over the region for many hundreds of years until World War I, and they left a very strong imprint in terms of cultural ways, so the music will have a definite Ottoman, Balkan flavor. Some of the music will be soft sensuous ballads while others will be hard driving rhythmic melodies that will urge the listener to want to get up and dance.

The concert will show through instrumental music and song how people were able to get beyond cultural and political differences to help one another. Music is a common language, and some of the best musicians in Sarajevo before the Bosnian war were either Jews or Roma.

The music is a microcosm of all these people who lived in the city of Sarajevo.  The Bosnian music, the Serbian and the Roma and the Ladino music, and even the Jewish music were strongly influenced by the Ottoman Turks, because the Ottoman Empire ruled over the region for many hundreds of years until World War I.  They left a very strong imprint in terms of cultural ways, so the music will have a definite Ottoman, Balkan flavor. Some of the music will be soft sensuous ballads while others will be hard driving rhythmic melodies that will urge the listener to want to get up and dance.

In the spirit of Danny's love of music and commitment to dialogue, the Daniel Pearl Foundation launched the first Daniel Pearl
World Music Days on October 10, 2002, which would have been Danny's 40th birthday. Using the power of music to promote tolerance and inspire respect for differences, Daniel Pearl World Music Days has grown to include more than 4,900 performances
in 101 countries.

Some audience comments:

Last Sunday's program, Songs of Sarajevo, with Yale Strom and Friends, was a smash hit!  People were literally dancing in the aisles!  Great musicianship, great stories, moving songs, all to benefit the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

A great show! It was an honor to be there.

It was a great show. Those special musicians were outstanding.

A really excellent show.

It was terrific!

Program: 

Yale Strom will announce the program from the stage.