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Mediterranean Encounters: Judeo-Islamic Soundscapes

Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas

Bandleader of the ASEFA Trio, Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas, presents a musical treasury of individual and shared traditions among Jews and Muslims. Blending vocals, oud, violin, nay, and plenty of percussion, with songs in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, and Ladino, ASEFA traverses North African and Levantine song traditions. Drawing upon a rich intercultural mix of Hebraic and Islamic traditions, audiences feel the heartbeat of the Mediterranean.

There will be a Pre-Concert talk at 7pm with Dr. Torjman Thomas discussing the interrelationship of Jewish and Muslim music, and a primer on understanding the musical languages of the region.

Free, open to the public

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies program and the School of Music at Ithaca College

Time and Place
April 10, 2022, 7:45 pm
Hockett Family Recital Hall on the Ithaca College Campus