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Divahn, Brooklyn, NY, Sep 16

September 16th (Saturday) @ 8:15 pm (Havdalah at 8 pm)

Mizrahi High Holiday Piyutim (Religious Songs), Musical Prayer Poetry
Congregation Beth Elohim Park Slope, Brooklyn
8th Ave and Garfield Place


This lecture/concert introduces attendees to some of the most beautiful
Mizrahi/Sephardi High Holiday liturgical poems from the Middle East and
North Africa from Selichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Led by
Iranian-descended Galeet Dardashti, a vocalist and anthropologist, this
program will not only allow those present to hear and learn a few of these
beautiful poetic songs or piyutim, but will provide those present with a
cultural and historical lens for understanding why the paytanim (poets)
wrote them and continued composing them in the Middle Eastern and Arab
world. Galeet-with musicians Megan Weeder (on violin), Eleanor Norton (on
cello), and David Buchbut (on percussion)-will both perform and teach a
number of piyutim representing the Iraqi, Syrian, Moroccan, and Iranian

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