Bukharan Jewish Folk Ensemble, 11 Feb 2009
Bukharan Jewish Folk Ensemble
Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 7:30pm
JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
$18 General, $15 Seniors, Students, JCC members
Tickets: Click here.
A riveting blend of Central Asian, Sephardic Jewish and Arab elements, Bukharan Jewish music reflects a community with roots in Central Asia going back to the seventh century BCE. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear the leading proponents of an ancient musical tradition saturated with unique rhythms and entrancing tone colors.
Born in 1938 in Uzbekistan, and now based in Queens, NY, ensemble leader Cantor Izra Malakov is a descendent of a long line of rabbis. He has devoted his life to preserving Bukharan Jewish music, and recently published Musical Treasures of the Bukharan Jewish Community.
Izra Malakov: singer, chazzan and director
Ochil Ibragimov: rubab, violin
David Davidov: tar
Tamara Kataeva: sozanda, singer and dancer
Osher Baraev: doira
Co-sponsored with Silk Road House
Presented in association with Afsaneh Art and Culture Society