Friday, March 21 at 8:00 pm
♪♫MiddleEasternMusicalJourney ♪♫ Featuring
Maya Zebley (vocals, storytelling) and Dror Sinai (percussion)
Listen to the lilting melodies and rhythms of Jewish and Israeli music that comes from Morocco and Spain, Yemen and Iraq. Hear the stories of how these songs have traveled and been transformed into Jewish prayers and popular Israeli music.
Beth Chaim member Maya Zebley is an accomplished singer/song-writer and recording artist. In Los Angeles, Maya won The John Lennon Song Writing competition with her world music composition “My Country”. Maya’s collaborative work includes recordings with The Yuval Ron Ensemble and her songs have been featured in films. In 2007, Maya performed with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Orchestra as a featured vocal soloist at the Ford Amphitheatre. Maya is a graduate of the Rimon School of Music in
Israel as well as Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2012, Maya graduated from California State University, Northridge where she earned her Music Therapy degree. She is a new member of Beth Chaim with her husband Matt and their two daughters Noa-May and Natalie.
Dror Sinai is an international performer, educator, singer/vocalist and guest artist, as well as the Founder of Rhythm Fusion, Inc. in Santa Cruz, CA. In 2002, he received the Gail Rich award for supporting the arts, and is a founding member of the World Music Committee for the Percussive Arts Society. Dror has performed as a solo artist and has appeared in ensembles of many different musical styles, with other talented artists, including Yair Dalal, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yuval Ron, and Alessandra Belloni. Dror is a lecturer and has presented clinics, and workshops at universities and a variety of other settings.
Our evening begins at 7:00 pm with an abbreviated Shabbat Evening Service. People are invited to bring a bottle of wine and/or a favorite dessert to share. From 7:30 – 8:00 pm, we will schmooze and socialize prior to our 8:00 pm special program. You are invited to come for any or all of the above.
Shabbat Service. . . . . . . . . . 7:00 – 7:30 pm Schmoozing . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30 – 8:00 pm Program Begins. . . . . . . . . . 8:00 pm