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Paths to the Holy

  • Igrexa da Universidade de Santiago Santiago de Compostela Spain (map)

A musical journey to spirituality in the East and West


Igrexa da Universidade de Santiago (Church of the University of Santiago, Santiago de Compostela)

Sábado 13 de abril, 20.30 h (Saturday, 13 April, 8:30 pm)

Camiños para a espiritualidade


Rebal Alkhodari, canto e oud (Voice and Oud)

Joel Frederiksen, canto e laúde (Voice and Lute)

Marisol Mendive, órgano (Organ)

>> O órgano sae á rúa (Pre-concert Talk—please join us!!):

Vide Vide! Espazo enocultural

Fonte de Santo Antonio,10

Venres 12 de abril, 19.30 h

An informal conversation with Joel Frederiksen and Rebal Alkhodari

Musicians: Rebal Alkhodari (voice, oud), Joel Frederiksen (voice, lute)

Two artists from the Muslim and Christian worlds meet in concert: The American singer and lutenist, Joel Frederiksen, and the Syrian singer and oud player Rebal Alkhodari, sing and accompany themselves in moving songs from their religious traditions. Together they sing in the language of Syriac, a dialect of aramaic, the „Abon Dbashmayo“ (Lord's Prayer) and they find in religiously ecstatic Sufi and Shaker music and dance a common ground. Parallel stories from the holy books are told: Jubilant singing for Mohammad as he enters Medina and the triumphal "Hosanna filio David" (Hosanna to the son of David) for Jesus as he enters Jerusalem are presented side by side. The two musicians make it possible to experience that, even in the guise of different cultures, we live in the same human world of experience with the same existential questions.

Earlier Event: April 12
Paths to the Holy (Pre-Concert Talk)
Later Event: April 18
St. Matthew Passion