Wed, Apr 13|
Ya Ghorbati Release Party @ Barbes
Brooklyn Maqam Presents: Laura Elkeslassy, Ya Ghorbati
Time & Location
Apr 13, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT
Barbes, 376 9th St Brooklyn NY 11215 Corner of 6th ave. 7th Ave stop on the F/G 4th Ave stop on the R Tel 347 422 0248
About the event
Brooklyn Maqam Presents
Laura Elkeslassy: Ya Ghorbati, Divas in Exile Ayin Press Folio Release Party 7pm at Barbes, Wednesday April 13, 2022 $20 Suggested
Featuring: Laura Elkeslassy - vocals Ira Khonen Temple - music direction, accordion Daisy Castro - violin April Centrone - percussion Nizar Dahmani - percussion Daro Behroozi - winds Marwan Allam - bass
Ya Ghorbati is an invitation to a musical journey across North Africa to discover the stories of Judeo-Arab divas from the early twentieth century through the 1960s. In it, singer Laura Elkeslassy excavates songs by Line Monty, Zohra Elfassia, Hbiba Msika, Salim Halali and more, recreating the musical soundscape of her family’s history in Morocco. In the process, she comes face to face with forgotten ancestors and reclaims her true family name as her artist name. Developed in collaboration with music director Ira Khonen Temple, Ya Ghorbati weaves together folk and sacred music spanning from the traditional Andalusi style, to popular Shaabi, to Francarabe cabaret. Ya Ghorbati looks across time and space to tell a tale of political upheaval and exile, ultimately questioning the binary between Arab and Jew.
Join us @ Barbes on April 13 for the release party of the piece on Ayin Press! Check out the full folio online starting April 6!