We welcome renowned performer and scholar Galeet Dardashti for a Shabbat filled with learning and song, as she helps us to explore the depth and richness of Sephardi, Mizrachi, and North African Jewish musical traditions. As our artist in residence, Dr. Dardashti will co-lead our Shabbat worship, demonstrating how culturally diverse and Ashkenazi-normative congregations can incorporate Sephardi and Mizrachi music.
An Iranian-descended anthropologist and performer/composer, Dardashti is a trail-blazing performer, educator, and advocate of Middle Eastern and North African Jewish culture. As a performer/composer, Dardashti is the first woman to continue her family’s tradition of distinguished Persian and Jewish musicianship. She is widely known as leader/founder of the all-woman Middle Eastern Jewish ensemble Divahn, which released its newest album, Shalhevet, in 2020. Dardashti’s scholarship examines Israeli music/media and Mizrahi cultural politics; she is currently writing a book on the Mizrahi piyyut (sacred song) phenomenon in Israel. Dardashti offers lectures, workshops, and residencies on her artistic and academic work throughout the world. Read more about her here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11_7i_OPqCN9mXczwxNoep66RE6NizkHhwHL5kzbJ3Os/edit?usp=sharing.
Please join us in person or via livestream through YouTube: http://www.tinyurl.com/TBEYTLivestream.
Please review TBE’s in-person guidelines before attending this event in person: https://www.tbemadison.org/inperson
Follow along in Mishkan T'filah here: https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/resources-repaginated/#dflip-df_10112/1/.
The learning and music continues with a talk by Dr. Dardashti (https://www.tbemadison.org/event/galeetdardashti) on Saturday afternoon and a concert and Havdalah on Saturday evening (https://www.tbemadison.org/event/dardashticoncert).
Please register for any or all of the Artist in Residence weekend events here: https://www.tbemadison.org/event/dardashticoncert.