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Meet David Buchbut

by December 7, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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David is the third member of this year’s guest musical ensemble, Layali El Andalus (along with Rachid Halihal and Daphna Mor).  He is the group’s “beat keeper,” playing the riq, dumbek and frame drum. I would describe David as a “gentle giant” — bean-pole tall and thin with a warm Read more »


Meet Rachid Halihal

by November 28, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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This year we are lucky to have two specialist music groups for our Christmas Revels show. The Arab Andalus group of musicians is named Layali El Andalus and is led by Rachid Halihal. Rachid is a world-class musician who brings, to us, the true character and spirit of music from Read more »


Singing in Foreign Languages

by November 26, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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Every year, The Christmas Revels has a different theme. Those themes bring different languages with them. And different languages have different levels of difficulty. Before this year, the toughest show I’d been in for languages was the Scandinavian show in 2005, when we sang in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Finnish. Read more »