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Sun. 17 Mar. 2019

2: 30 PM // Town Hall Seattle

East of the River

Sultana: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora

In association with Town Hall Seattle
With Support from the Seattle Sephardic Network
Founded by woodwind virtuosos Nina Stern and Daphna Mor, East of the River braids together the rich musical traditions of the Sephardic diaspora, inflecting the music with infectious Eastern rhythms, and steeping their performance in the art of improvisation.

"It was most enjoyable hearing music so different but so well revealed by players who could hardly have been exceeded by anyone exploring these historic eastern cultures in this manner" -Nuvo, Indianapolis

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Program Length

2 hours with one intermission


Ein K’eloheinu Sephardic Liturgical Song
Mosé salió de Misrayim/Rotta Sephardic Song/ Stern Mor
Volviendo de Casablanca Sephardic Song, Tangier
Bayn L’barah Wilyoum Traditional Moroccan/Andalusian
Coplas de Purim Sephardic Liturgical Song, Tangier
Constantinople and The Ottoman Empire
Hicaz- Saz Samai Yusuf Pasa (19th century)
Hicaz Sirto Rasid Efendi (19th century)
Porke Llorach Sepharadic Song
El Rey the Francia Sepharadic Song
Tzur Mishelo/los Bilbilicos Sepharadic Liturgical Song
Ygdal Sepharadic Liturgical Song (Constantinople)
Longa Nehavand Traditional Turkish
The Balkans
Sandansko Horo Traditional Bulgarian
Makedonsko Sedenka (Kopanica) Traditional Macedonia
Percussion Solo Shane Shanahan
Siete Hijos Tiene Hanna Traditional Sephardic
Bucimis Traditional Bulgarian
Yo M’enamori D’un Aire Traditional Sephardic
Shir ha Shirim Songs of Songs, Cantorial, Salonica
A la Una yo Naci Sepharadic Song, Sarajevo


Nina Stern, recorders and chalumeau
Daphna Mor, recorders, voice, ney
Shane Shanahan, percussion
Jesse Kotansky, violin
Kane Mathis, oud and harp

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