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Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Rockport, MA, 27 Aug 2015

Guy Mendilowhe Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom tour

Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 8pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main St
Rockport, MA


Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom dives into Ladino tradition, from songs and stories carried by Sephardic Jews as they moved from Spain and settled along the Mediterranean’s northern coast to Greece and Turkey. In multicultural metropolises like Sarajevo, in picturesque island towns like Rhodes, Jewish culture-bearers recounted the romantic escapades and derring do of a cast of characters worthy of a cutthroat fantasy novel.

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, and skilled arranger Guy Mendilow and his four musical collaborators leap into this world: the intertwining music and storytelling conjure an imagi-nation lost to war and upheaval, recorded in a language that blends archaic Spanish with Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek. By digging deep into Sephardic scholarship and revitalizing the sound recorded on gritty field recordings, Mendilow and company bring tales to life, intertwining voices, percussion, and soulful playing to render these songs in all their color, drama, and heart.

More info: www.guymendilow.com

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