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Eliyahu & Qadim Ensemble, Somerville, MA, 7 Apr 2010

Eliyahu & the Qadim Ensemble
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 8:00 PM
Johnny D's Restaurant & Music Club
17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville, MA

The Qadim Ensemble, a cross-cultural group of Jewish and Arabic musicians, has joined forces to play for peace on a new CD and concert tour. Produced by celebrated neyzen Eliyahu Sills and Six Degrees' artist Jef Stott, and released by Embarka Records, "Eastern Wind" debuted last summer at #7 on the Billboard World Music Charts. The peacemaking musicians will play one Boston area concert on this East Coast tour at Johnny D's in Davis Square, Somerville, April 7th.

The Johnny D's performance will feature Gari Hegedus on oud and saz, Faisal Zedan on Arabic, Moroccan, Persian & Indian perrcussion, Rachel Valfer Sills on lead vocals and oud, and Eliyahu Sills on ney, bansuri and oud.

"Eastern Wind" masterfully mixes the sounds of Middle Eastern instruments to create a collection of traditional and original songs that celebrate the shared musical and spiritual heritage of a region now deeply divided by ethnic and religious differences. Featuring folk tunes, improvisations, and songs of love and devotion from the 12th century onward, the eclectic ensemble uses traditional instruments to travel on a musical journey through Arabia, Armenia, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Turkey and Yemen.

Jef Stott's digital production brings to life ancient acoustic instruments, including the ney, oud, saz, bansuri flute, kemanche, tablas, doira, qarqaba, bendir, daf, zarb, riqq, darbuka, dhola, and upright bass. "Eastern Wind" features accomplished multi- instrumentalists and vocalists Bouchaib Abdelhadi, Eliyahu Sills, Evan Fraser, Faisal Zedan, Fares Hedayati, John Villa, and Rachel Valfer, the group's lead vocalist.

Tickets: $12 advance / $14 at the door
For Tickets: 617-776-2004 or www.johnnyds.com

More Information and Samples: www.qadimmusic.com

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