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Brooklyn Masters of Traditional Song

Saturday, May 17, 2014




4 pm - 5:30 pm

The Sweetest Song Festival closes with a concert honoring outstanding Brooklyn traditional singers, whose mastery of vocal technique and style is complemented by extensive repertoire and knowledge of genre history and practice within their communities of origin. It is a privilege to bring these master singers together for the first time: including Irka Mateo (Dominican salve and palo de San Juan), Galeet Dardashti (Persian Jewish music), Winston “Jeggae” Hoppie (Guyanese wedding kweh kweh), Azra Riaz (Pakistani wedding songs), Pakistani gazhal performed by Salamat Ali, Naji Youssef (Lebanese jabali–mountain-style), Grigor Amiranashivili (Georgian regional folk song), and Hawaiian hula traditional melodies from Molokai Island with Jason Poole.

This event is presented as part of:

Brooklyn Arts Council’s The Sweetest Song Festival (TSS), is a month long focus on Brooklyn’s traditional singers and song styles. From April 26 through May 27, The Sweetest Song will present 12 concerts and 8 singing master classes at various Brooklyn venues. The programs will explore a range of singing traditions as practiced and performed in Brooklyn’s immigrant and diaspora communities and engage New Yorkers in a creative, cross-cultural exchange with some of the finest traditional singers living in Brooklyn.

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Malika Granville

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