Sephardic Music Festival presents Nuriya , Pharaoh's Daughter and Haale
Dec 20, 2011 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Nuriya's nomadic curiosity has taken her all over the world to learn and play music. David Oquendo, a long-time friend and teacher, sent her to Cuba to study folkloric music and dance with the Muñequitos of Mantanzas. In Israel with Yair Dalal, she studied the ancient Hebrew and Arabic melodies that inspired some of those heard half way across the globe in Afro-Cuban music. Enriched by these experiences, she went on to Paris in 2007 to tour Europe as co-composer and singer, performing for thousands with Babylon Circus and 3W, in French, Spanish, and English. Europe then became yet another home for Nuriya where she crossed paths with many musicians and composers with whom she continues to collaborate.
Blending a psychedelic sensibility and a pan-Mediterranean sensuality, Basya Schechter leads her band, Pharaoh's Daughter, through swirling Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock, and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings and electronica.Her sound has been cultivated by her Hasidic music background and a series of trips to the Middle East, Africa, Israel, Egypt, Central Africa, Turkey, Kurdistan and Greece.
Haale is a NY-born singer and composer of Persian descent. She released two EPs in 2007, 'Paratrooper' and 'Morning,' to critical acclaim and in 2008 the full-length album, 'No Ceiling' which the Boston Globe called 'a swirling gem...one of the year's most memorable releases.' She toured across the US, in Canada, and in Europe, playing such venues as the Bonnaroo Festival, the David Byrne-curated series at Carnegie Hall, the Mimi Fest, and Memorial Hall at UNC.
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