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Epic Music Festival at Society Hill Synagogue
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Epic Music Festival at Society Hill Synagogue

January 13 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join BZBI and Society Hill Synagogue for a Melaveh Malkah featuring Cantor George Mordecai along with musical performers Hazzan Jessi Roemer, Dr. Hankus Netsky, Zafer Tawil, Joey Weisenberg, and Rabbi Yosef Goldman!

A dessert reception will follow the performance!

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Get them here.

Cantor George Mordecai

Born in Sydney, Australia to Iraqi and Indian Jewish immigrants, Cantor Mordecai, who received his investiture from JTS in 2000, has sung with internationally renowned music ensembles. He has worked as a cantor in Philadelphia, Miami, and Stamford and is currently the cantor at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY. Co-creator of performance project Shalom/Pax, George continues to pursue devotional music that speaks to the sacred interconnectedness of all of humanity.

Dr. Hankus Netsky

A multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, writer, and ethnomusicologist, Dr. Hankus Netsky is co-chair of New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Department and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. He has composed extensively for film, theater, and television and has produced numerous recordings. He is the author of the book, Klezmer, Music and Community in 20th Century Jewish Philadelphia (2015, Temple Press) and has been a key figure in Jewish cultural education workshops, including Klezkamp, KlezKanada, and others.

Zafer Tawil

Zafer Tawil is a renowned Palestinian musician who has mastered the oud, violin, and qanun, and other instruments. A virtuouso in the field, Zafer has appeared with some of the great performers of Arab music; he has composed music for a number of movies, including the Oscar-nominated film, Rachel Getting Married. In addition to performing collaborative concerts involving classical Indian, Persian, and Arabic/jazz fusion music, Zafer is an experienced arts educator for students of all ages.

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