16 November 2011: The New York Andalus Ensemble performs a free concert at the CUNY Graduate Center in the beautiful Elebash Recital Hall. The ensemble performs music from the historical traditions in the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) and the Iberian Peninsula. Directed by Rachid Halihal, coordinated by Samuel R. Thomas (Ph.D Candidate in Ethnomusicology at the Graduate Center), and co-sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music, the New York Andalus Ensemble is open to the public and has an extremely diverse membership. This large ensemble includes a choir of vocalists and a multitude of instrumentalists, combining irreverent songs of love with songs of deep spirituality.
More information to follow.The New York Andalus Ensemble November 16, 2011 — 7:30pm Elebash Recital Hall 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016