There's me --- with Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, Daisy Khan, and Reb Michael Paley - on stage at the Knitting Factory!
A Celebration of
Muslim and Jewish Music
@ the KNITTING FACTORY
THURSDAY JUNE 16th 7:30 PM
WITH AMIR VAHAB and PHAROAH's DAUGHTER
Amir Vahab is one of New York’s most celebrated and distinguished composer / vocalists of Persian sacred and folk music. Born in Teheran, he sings in the traditional Persian style, which embodies millennia of the theoretical and mystical traditions of the ancient land of Iran. He has spent more than three decades perfecting his skills under the instruction of some of the most renowned and legendary masters of Persian music. His albums include Rumi: Celebration, Rumi: Meditation, Devotional Songs, Nostalgic Journey, and Amir Vahab Live in Concert. In 2003 he was dubbed by the New York Times as the “master of all musical things Iranian.”
Pharoah’s Daughter Basya Schechter formed the band, Pharaoh's Daughter, in 1995, following her travels in Morocco, the Middle East, South America and Africa. Inspired by these cultures and the Hasidic melodies of her childhood, she began playing her guitar so it would sound like a blend of an Arabic oud and a Turkish saz, with harmonic minor melodies and odd rhythms. Last summer, Pharaoh's Daughter debuted their mix of Middle Eastern, Hasidic and klezmer sounds at Central Park’s Summer Stage. The group has toured internationally, recorded four albums Queen’s Dominion, Exile, Out of the Reeds, Daddy’s Pockets, and is currently working on a fifth, Hagar.
ASMA: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MUSLIM ADVANCEMENT
AUBURN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY – CENTER FOR MULTIFAITH EDUCATION
BRONFMAN YOUTH FELLOWSHIP IN ISRAEL
JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK
UJA- FEDERATION OF NEW YORK
ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW YORK