Apollo’s Fire: Exile & Resilience: Music of the Jewish & African Diasporas

March 12, 2023, 5:00 pm

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Created & Directed by Jeannette Sorrell

Though stolen from their homeland and scattered across the world, both Jews and Africans found strength in their music. Discover the rhythms of the Jewish ghetto in 1620 – dances and prayers from the Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Jewish baroque, and North African traditions. A company of 24 musicians – including Jewish, Arab, and African-American artists – raise their voices in love and celebration.

Pre-Concert Conversation with the artists 30 minutes before each concert. 

Sunday evening AFTERGLOW: drink a toast with the musicians and meet their fascinating instruments (oud, hammered dulcimer, doumbek and more)! 

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Anshe Emet Synagogue Members will receive a 20% discount when they register and enter the code: ANSHE20


Featured Artists

Polina Skovoroda Shepherd, soprano 
Jacob Perry & Haitham Haidar, tenors 
Jeffrey Strauss, baritone 
Daphna Mor, recorder, ney, vocals 
Merlin Shepherd, clarinet


These concerts are generously sponsored by BILL LAWLOR and made possible with additional support by the National Endowment for the Arts