The Andalusian Trail: A musical Journey Through the Middle East, North Africa and Spain
Friday, April 26, 2019 · 10:30 AM
Global Spotlight: Middle East
Grades: 5 - 12
Ronnie Malley with members of Surabhi Ensemble and Las Guitarras de España pay tribute to the cultural history of medieval Spain and its tradition of cross-cultural collaboration. This performance follows the trail of Ziryab, a 9th century musical legend from Baghdad, who brought al-oud (Middle Eastern lute) and a wealth of Eastern culture to Andalusia and the Iberian peninsula, where Jews, Christians, and Muslims co-existed for over seven centuries creating a unique and diverse society.
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