USA: World Music Star GERARD EDERY releases his critically acclaimed double album “Best of Gerard Edery” in America.
World Music Star GERARD EDERY releases his critically
acclaimed double album “Best of Gerard Edery” in America.
The “Best of Gerard Edery” features one of the world’s most
renowned musical polyculturalists’ music. He uncovers the synergistic and
haunting dimensions of a broad repertoire of
traditional music imaginatively arranged for contemporary audiences.
By weaving folk songs, chants, and prayers from across
centuries and across Europe and the Middle East, he shows that the human need
for a spiritual dimension defies all boundaries of
time and place. This ecumenical program uncovers the surprising synergies
between Eastern-European (Jewish and Christian) and Middle Eastern (Jewish and
Arabic) musical faiths. Join him for a unifying experience as his voice blend in devotional and secular songs from the
far-reaching Sephardic Diaspora and Eastern Europe.
GERARD EDERY (Vocals/Guitar) has at his command a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions. He regularly uncovers
and preserves songs, stories and melodies from Europe and the Middle East, and
energizes these repertoires by interpreting them for contemporary audiences.
One of the world’s foremost experts in the wide-ranging
music of the Sephardic Diaspora, he is a recipient of the Sephardic Musical
Heritage Award and a Meet the Composer grant for his original songs. A
performer in great demand throughout the US, Canada and Europe, he has
performed at prestigious venues and festivals
throughout the world. In addition to his busy concert schedule, he has released
17 CDs on the Sefarad Records label as well as a much-acclaimed Sephardic
"An ecumenical celebration that honours both
Christianity and Judaism!" The editors, MANN ABOUT TOWN
"'Two Faiths, One Voice' just might be the most
culturally eclectic item in Edery's already diverse catalog."Alexander Gelfand, THE FORWARD
"A very exciting recording…
remarkable material!" Irene Backalenick, ALL ABOUT JEWISH THEATRE, JEWISH
POST & OPINION
"With the great Lithuanian ethnomusicologist, Edery
embarked on a global series of concerts.(…) If audience reaction is any indicator, the musical collaborators have succeeded in this endeavor, with huge
ovations after every song." George Robinson, JEWISH WEEK