Tales from the Forgotten Kindom, by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble at the Shalin Liu

Tales from the Forgotten Kindom, by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble at the Shalin Liu
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Start Date: Aug 27 2015
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 8 p.m.



Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea, all set to spellbinding arrangements of old Sephardi songs worthy of symphonic film scores. Wrap these tales up with lush soulful harmonies evoking Flamenco’s gutsiness and the longings of Fado, all combined with heart-pounding percussion and intricate soundscapes.

Journey through the Balkans to the Mid-East beginning in Sarajevo and winding through Salonica and Jerusalem. Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom is a sonic adventure masterfully brought to life by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, an award-winning quintet of world-class musicians with members hailing from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan and the USA. This internationally savvy ensemble delivers a richly textured global experience of haunting beauty.