Depth of Field: Sephardic Identities on Screen, Berkeley, CA, 1 Dec 2015
Depth of Field: Sephardic Identities on Screen
Tue, Dec 1, 7m
2121 Allston Way
Dir. Safinez Bousbia. Documentary, UK, 2011. 88 min.
Director Safinez Bousbia discovered the story of an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by war 50 years ago, and recently reunited for an exceptional concert. The musicians share a passion they never lost: the soul of Algiers, Chaabi music. After the Algerian Independence in 1962, Jewish musicians fled to France while the Muslim musicians who remained became scattered throughout the vast city of Algiers, lost to each other and forgotten by the world. The surviving musicians formed a 42-member orchestra and called it El Gusto.
Free and open to the public.
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