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"The Sarajevo Haggadah @ BJMF, Watertown, MA, 26 Mar 2014

The Sarajevo Haggadah: A multi media performance by Merima Ključo with a special appearance by author Geraldine Brooks

Wed, Mar 26, 8:00pm
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St.
Watertown, MA

The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book, composed by Bosnian-born accordionist Merima Ključo, traces the incredible journey of this most treasured manuscript that was smuggled from Spain during the Inquisition, hidden from Nazis during WWII by a Muslim librarian, saved from the ravages of the 1992 Bosnian War, and eventually restored to the National Museum in Sarajevo. Inspired by the musical traditions of Spain, Italy, Austria, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ključo collaborates with pianist Seth Knopp and artist Bart Woodstrup to create a multimedia performance exploring the Sarajevo Haggadah as a symbol of diaspora and return. The work is the 2013-2014 New Jewish Culture Network’s commission and touring project. Produced in partnership with New Center LIVE, stay for a post-concert discussion with Merima and Geraldine Brooks, author of People of The Book, the historical novel that inspired this production.

Reserved Seat Tickets: $36 (includes post-event reception), $25, Students: $15 are available by clicking here.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/the-sarajevo-haggadah-a-multi-media-performance-by-merima-kljuco-with-a-special-appearance-by-author-geraldine-brooks/.

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