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A Celebration of  Arabic and Jewish Music from

North Africa and Andalusia

 

!! MUWASHSHAHAAT !!

(pronounced moo – wa – sha – haat)

A FREE CONCERT AT SOAS

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER AT  7.30 pm

 

This concert is open to the general public. Admission is FREE.

Tickets MUST be booked IN ADVANCE by e-mail.

To reserve a ticket(s) write to ee11@soas.ac.uk

 

You are cordially invited to join us for a CONCERT of Arab, Jewish and Romance songs from the Middle Ages to the present day.

 

The MUWASHSHAH song form began its life in al-Andalus [Arab Spain] over a thousand years ago, and is now a highly respected form of classical music all over North Africa and the Arab World. In its early history the MUWASHSHAH (and its related form, the ZAJAL) also inspired the Jewish poets of the golden age of Hebrew poetry in Andalus. And they are said to have influenced all kinds of music in the “Western” world, from the Cantigas de Santa Maria to English Christmas carols.

 

The concert will feature BELINDA SYKES and the singers and musicians of

JOGLARESA

Together with

NAJIB COUTYA [Lebanon], oud and vocals

CAHIT BAVLAV [Turkey], violin

THE HABIBOUN DUET, being

HOURIAH [Algeria], vocals

MIGUEL MORENO [Spain], Spanish guitar

 

There will also be a performance of SHADOW THEATRE FROM MEDIEVAL CAIRO by Athens-based puppeteers

JASON & ALEXANDROS MELISSINOS

 

Concert Venue: Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies,

Thornhaugh Street, London WC1 [tube: Russell Square].

Doors open at 7.15pm.

 

THE PROGRAMME FOR JOGLARESA’S PERFORMANCE

AT OUR SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT:

 

Al ’Andalus: Music with roots in Medieval Spain

 

 

Yahnikum, yahnikum    Ibn Quzman of Cordoba (d. 1160)

 

Macar ome per folia      Cantiga de Santa Maria 11

 

Aycha levavi             Abraham Ibn Ezra of Tudela  (d.1167)

 

Tahmila                            Instrumental from the Levant

 

Al pasar por Casablanca  Moroccan Sephardic

 

Estampida: Los set gotxs  Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, 14th C.

 

Ya Hamaami                     Rabbi Yehuda Halevi of Tudela (d.1146)

 

Quen Bona Dona             Cantiga de Santa Maria 160

 

Estampida                         Cantiga de Santa Maria melodies

 

Galleas                     Turkish Sephardic

 

A kasar el Rey salía           Bulgarian Sephardic

 

Al-Ahavatkha                      Rabbi Yehuda Halevi of Tudela (d.1146)

 

 

 

JOGLARESA are:

 

Jeremy Avis – voice

Stuart Hall – oud, fidel

Ben Davis – fidel

Tim Garside – percussion, nay

Belinda Sykes – director, voice, bagpipes

Hilary Hazzard, Lucy Gibson, Wendy March – voice