Souls on Fire Concert

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA

 

Back by popular demand in an exciting new program!

SOULS ON FIRE

Three cultures inhabited Spain in the 12th-15th centuries, each making an indelible impression on the region’s art and music. They lived in harmony until the expulsion of the Jews and Gitanos (Romas or Gypsies) in 1492. Join us for a musical exploration of Spanish, Ladino & Arabic cultures that will take you on a sonic journey through the passion of Flamenco, the poetry of Sephardic and the rhythm of the Moorish. A world-class ensemble - all renowned in their own right - will combine the traditional sounds from Spain’s Golden Age.

 

ADAM DELMONTE - FLAMENCO GUITAR

YALE STROM - VIOLIN

PILAR MORENO - FLAMENCO SINGER

ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ - ARABIC AND LADINO VOCALS

GERALDO MORALES - PERCUSSION

JEFF PEKAREK - BASS

And returning from Seville, Guest Star

Flamenco Dancer

LAKSHMI “La Chimi” BASILE  
 

Sunday         January 22, 2012

3:00 PM

Valley Beth Shalom 

15739 Ventura Boulevard         Encino, CA 91436

 

Admission: $10 paid in advance; $15 at the door

For reservations and further information, call Valley Beth Shalom (818) 788-6000.

Reservations close at 12 Noon on Friday, January 20, 2012.

www.jewishmusicla.org                  www.vbs.org

This was a real happening!  A large diverse audience respondied with great excitement to the world-class performances of the music, songs and dance of the Golden Age of Spain. Once again, Lakshmi "La Chimi" Basile provoked spontaneous outbursts from the cogniscenti in the audience, and rounds of applause greeted Adam Del Monte, Flamenco guitarist, and Yale Strom, violinist, for their deep, emotional playing.  The singing of Elizabeth Schwartz and Pilar Moreno conveyed the heartbreak and joy in the pieces they performed.  The rythmic clapping and the great support of Jeff Pekarek on bass and Geraldo Morales on percussion made this a true Flamenco - Ladino - Sephardic - Gitano experience.

Audience comments - Moving, exciting, better than anything seen in Sevilla, when are they coming back?, we loved it, how does she do that?

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