Persian Selichot

Also, a special treat: the amazing scholar-singer-musician, Galeet Dardashti, will be live-streaming a Persian Selichot (from Bloomfield Hills). You are invited to join at 7 p.m. tomorrow evening, before joining Pardes Hannah at 8:30 PM.

Galeet writes:

This Saturday night will mark my first performance since the pandemic in front of a live (outdoor) audience with my FULL BAND for my very personal solo project, Monajat.  Commissioned by the Foundation for Jewish Culture many years ago, Monajat is my attempt to connect and engage with my grandfather’s Persian musical legacy.  Younes Dardashti was one of the most renowned singers of Persian classical music in Iran.  He was also a devout Jew and lead his community in prayer whenever possible.  In Monajat, I utilize select recordings of my grandfather chanting Selichot services in Iran to reinvent the Selichot ritual—singing with him and interspersing his recordings with some of my own compositions.  I will be performing the piece with four incredible musicians with whom I have the very good fortune to collaborate: Shanir Blumenkranz (bass, oud, vocals);  Zafer Tawil (ney, violin, percussion, vocals); Max ZT (hammered dulcimer, vocals); and Phil Mayer (percussion, vocals).  

If you can attend in person (in Michigan), that would be incredible (and please let folks in the area know).  If not, the performance will be streamed LIVE.  I’d love to have you be a part of it wherever you are.    

Saturday, August 28th, 7 pm (EDT)
TBE, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Streamed live here free