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NAJS Summer Jazz Series: Aaron Goldberg/Ali Amr Duo - 3 p.m.
922 E Emma Ave
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
479-225-2306 [map]
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Aaron Goldberg/Ali Amr Duo

Aaron Goldberg is hailed as one of top jazz pianists in the world. Several years ago Aaron met Ali Amr, a 25 year old qanun player and vocalist from the Palestinian city of Ramallah. Amr combines an eminent background in traditional Arabic music with the jazz education that he received at Berklee College of Music. Aaron and Ali have performed together in recent years constructing musical and cultural bridges, as well as considering the politics of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Both performers are as articulate on their instruments as they are at explaining the power and communicative nature of music. Their unique duet entwines the sound-worlds of their respective instruments and improvisational traditions.

 

Monday, September 26 at 7:00 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

A Creative Conversation with Aaron Goldberg and Ali Amr

224 N East Ave.

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Free and open to all

For more info: 479-225-2306

Aaron Goldberg and Ali Amr will present a “creative conversation” at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. Among the topics they will discuss are Ali's experiences growing up in Palestine and coming to Boston for college and professional life, Aaron’s gradual process of discovery of both the daily realities and historical truths of the Palestine/Israel conflict from an American Jewish perspective. They will also reveal how the collective experience of making music (especially improvised music) can bridge cultural boundaries and help us to recognize our common humanity, which is the first step towards any political solution.

 

SPONSORED and ENDORSEMENT BY:

TEMPLE SHALOM OF NWA

OMNI CENTER FOR PEACE AND ECOLOGY

CONGREGATION ETZ CHAIM

COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE

ST. PAUL EPISCOPAL CHURCH

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH

KING FAHD MIDDLE EAST STUDIES PROGRAM, UA

JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM, UA

UNITARIAN FELLOWSHIP OF FAYETTEVILLE 

ADVENTURE SUBARU

BRUCE AND JOAN JOHNSON

WALTON ARTS CENTER

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

•NAJS

•FADIL BAYYARI

•JEFFREY SCHERER

•BARRY BROWN

•RALPH NESSON