There is a collection of Jewish music at Málaga’s Russian museum in the next couple of days, coinciding with the Marc Chagall exhibition.
On Thursday November 3 and Friday November 4, visitors to the museum are in for a treat. Chagall’s Jewish ancestry is being celebrated with two concerts: De Sefarad and Jewish Life. Both concerts begin at 6:30pm.
De Sefarad – November 3 2016. 6:30pm.
De Sefarad is a tour of Hebrew melodies. According to Montañez, “This music has been in existence since biblical times when they sounded the trumpets at Jericho and King David played the harp. We will hear liturgical music, sweet Sephardeic songs, Jewish-Baroque music, songs for the Sabbath, and sparkling Klezmer music samples – all with commentaries and texts translated into Spanish from Hebrew, Latino, English and Yiddish.”
He continued, “This is a musical journey through the culture of a people that Borges defined not only by an intonation, an exile and facial features. Ironically it’s a weary sweetness, a will, a fire and a song. It is a humiliation and an exaltation. A dialogue with God; a sense of a pathetic land, water, bread, time, loneliness, mystery, guilt… and of being a father or a son.”
Jewish Life: Portraits of the Past – November 4 2016. 6:30pm.
The second session is Jewish Life: Portraits of the Past played by MazokDúo. The concert aims to demonstrate the idea of a tripartite relationship between music, history and culture – reaching a point of time and space as a Jewish community- Last year was the 70th anniversary of one of the most catastrophic events of the twentieth century: The Holocaust; the genocide in which six million Jews were killed during World War II. This is the starting point of the project in which sits a community of great richness and diversity, the Jewish community.
Admission to either concert is free – on a first come first served basis.
Tolo Genestar (clarinet) and Marc Sumsi (piano) graduated from the Conservatory del Liceu in Barcelona and both have been awarded prizes of great national recognition.
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