4th Annual WJMF IN THE PARK
Sunday, June 5, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Due to threat of thunderstorms, our WJMF in the Park event will now be held in the Edlavitch DCJCC Gym.
Bring your whole family to the J for a day of free concerts, games and fun featuring The Macaroons and The Brothers Yares!
Sponsored in Memory of Elona Shaffert by the Shaffert/Brenner Family
THE HADAR NOIBERG TRIO
Sunday, June 5, 5:00 pm
The Hadar Noiberg Trio fuses jazz and world music styles seamlessly. Known for its daring and unique use of flute, double bass and drums, the trio crafts an eclectic mix of jazz improvisation and Western harmonies with Middle Eastern and North African rhythms.
MUSICAL SOUNDSCAPES OF MOROCCO: FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA
Monday, June 6, 12:00 pm
Samuel Torjman Thomas, ethnomusicologist and artistic director of AsefaMusic and the New York Andalus Ensemble, explores the circulation of Moroccan music in America and the place of music in constructing modern Moroccan-American hybrid identities.
NEW YORK ANDALUS ENSEMBLE
Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm
Under the direction of ethnomusicologist Dr. Samuel R. Torjman Thomas, the New York Andalus Ensemble plumbs the intercultural musical milieu of the great city of Córdoba, Spain with a multiethnic, multi-faith group that performs in Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, and Ladino.
EVERY WORD HAS POWER: THE POETRY OF RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL
With Basya Schechter
Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 pm
Every Word has Power is an engaging concert film shot at Lincoln Center, featuring musician Basya Schechter (of Pharaoh’s Daughter) adapting ten of Rabbi Heschel’s poems into song. Following the screening of the film, Basya Schechter will perform an acoustic set, and participate in a Q&A with film director David Vinik and producer Debra Gonsher Vinik.
CLOSING NIGHT: COMMUNITY EVENING OF EDUCATION ON ARAB CITIZENS OF ISRAEL
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 pm
Jewish-Israeli cellist Udi Bar David, Arab-Israeli violinist Hanna Khoury, and Venezuelan/Syrian percussionist Hafez Javier Kotain perform a special concert fusing sounds from throughout the Middle East and Israel.
Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues. Lead Support provided by the Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation.