Vocals: Rivka Amado
Dance: Hilit MAniv
Guitar: Itamar Shapira
Percussion: Katja Cooper
Vocals: Rivka Amado
Dance: Hilit Maniv
Join us for an evening of great music and dance in an intimate style setting:
2215 Prince St, Berkeley
Sunday, December 7th
The program explores the connection between two musical traditions from Spain, Sephardic Ladino and Flamenco/ gypsy as they are expressed in dance, by the guitar, and in song. The two genres reflect the identities of dislocated cultures, that of the Sephardi Jews after their expulsion from Spain in the late fifteenth century, and the musical heritage of the gypsies as it was embraced in Spain in the early nineteenth century.
Both cultures have been subject to discrimination, persecution, and expulsion throughout the years and thus their suffering and cry for love and empathy is reflected in their music, as well as daily life, “fiestas” and coming together. They have turned to music to maintain their cultural heritage.
Rivka Amado, born in Israel in a Sephardic family grew up listening to her grandmother singing ladino lullabies. She has performed throughout the Bay Area, the East Coast, Australia, and Israel. She has lived in Berkeley since 2004.
Hilit Maniv is an acclaimed flamenco dancer/choreographer. She was born in Israel, mastered Flamenco in Spain and for the past few years lives in California and dances in the Bay area best venues with Flamenco’s premiere artists. Hilit creates traditional Flamenco with a touch of a modern flare.
Itamar Shapira is an acclaimed Flamenco guitarist visiting the Bay Area for a few months. Born and raised in Israel, Itamar has play with all Flamenco artists in Israel especially Remangar – The Israeli Flamenco Dance Company of Keren and Avner Pesach. This after studying Flamenco guitar in Seville , Spain for a few years.
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Israel Engagement Committee
invites you to a cabaret evening of
Israeli and Sephardic Music and Food
and THE BLUE HILLS BAND
Sunday, June 2, 2013
5:30PM – 7:00PM Concert
Congregation B’nai Shalom
74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek
RSVP before May 28, 2013, by calling Barbara at 925-934-9446
or directly via our web at http://bshalom.org
$18 for Members, $22 for Non- Members. Under 18 – Free
Tickets will be available at the door for $25
En la Mar Performed on Nov 12 2012 at Nexus Multicultral Centre, Adelaide, Australia., when I visited Australia. This clip was captured by an Ipad4 on one of the front tables.
Adrain Van Nunen-percussion