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This program is generously supported by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund of the Associated.

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The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Love Supreme

SUNDAY, JUNE 10th, 4:30 PM,  at B'nai Israel, 27 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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Join us for our continuing series of sacred music inside B’nai Israel’s majestic sanctuary. For this performance, we explore the sacred steel guitar tradition and the spiritual jazz of John Coltrane.

The Campbell Brothers’ sacred steel gospel version of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Duke Performances at Duke University. The piece premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City on August 8, 2014.

Just over fifty years ago John Coltrane composed and recorded his most spiritual composition. Coltrane, whose father was a minister, included a prayer in the liner notes, and phrased his peroration to those words.

The Campbell Brothers, whose father is a bishop, grew up in churches where steel guitars replaced organs, a style known as Sacred Steel. Every Sunday they played for church services, where they were admonished to “play the word.”

This Sacred Steel gospel tradition has proved fertile ground for A Love Supreme. The Campbell Brothers approach this major work with a deep connection to the spiritual journey the composer undertook. At its Lincoln Center premier, the piece was greeted by shouts of joy and a wild standing ovation.

World Acappela: Iberi Choir of Georgia
Thursday July 26th, 8pm, at B'nai Israel, 27 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD 21202 

Stunning polyphonic songs from the Republic of Georgia
 

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The Iberi Choir is from the Republic of Georgia, home to one of the world’s most distinctive choral traditions with male singers providing gorgeously rich, shifting blocks of improvised harmony, crowing falsetto over the growling basses and soaring tenors.

Singing for the group isn’t just dramatic and intense stage performance, it’s a social thing; at the long table of a supra, a feast that’s at the centre of Georgian life, the many courses and Georgian wine just keep on coming and so do the toasts and songs – work songs, carols, hymns, love songs, historical ballads, a praise song for the 12th - 13th century Queen Tamar (so powerful she was canonized by the Georgian Orthodox church as King Tamar), and very old songs from the pre-Christian era.

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Thursday September 27th

Music in the Sukkah: Sandaraa

8pm FREE

 

Part of Creative Alliance’s Nisa’a series, which celebrate powerful female artists from Muslim cultural backgrounds, the unexpected collaboration at the core of Sandaraa finds Pakistani superstar vocalist Zeb Bangash fronting of band of New York’s finest Klezmer musicians for something ecstatic and awesome. Tonight’s event will feature a conversation between Zeb and Sufi scholar Homayra Ziad, followed by a performance inside the sukkah with Sandaraa.

 

Sunday Nov 25th

Bluegrass on the Bimah: Dry Branch Fire Squad

5:00pm $25, $22 B'nai Israel Members

 

Dry Branch Fire Squad has been a staple in the traditional bluegrass world for over 40 years now, with singer/songwriter/instrumentalist/comedian Ron Thomason leading the way.  Dry Branch Fire Squad provides thoughtful harmony lines that give expression to the soulfulness and meaning of bluegrass and old-time music. With impeccable timing and knowledge of the modern side of country, Ron’s social commentary, catchy lyrics and song choice from the oldest traditions of music makes Dry Branch Fire Squad one of the most entertaining bands in bluegrass.

Past events in the Sacred Music series

Judith Berkson with Frank London and Michael Winograd

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Andy Statman Trio - Klezmer, Jazz & Bluegrass
 

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Sat, June 23 2018 10 Tammuz 5778