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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 »


Meet Daphna Mor

by November 12, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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As I mentioned previously, we have two guest artist groups joining us for this year’s Christmas Revels show.  Over the next few days, I would like to profile each separate musician so you all can learn a bit more about them and the many talents and skills they bring to Read more »


Greetings from Music Land

by November 3, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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One month from now, we will be opening The Christmas Revels in Lisner Auditorium!  Whoa… Over here in “music land,” there are lots of moving parts this year.  First, there is the chorus — made up of adults and teens, and numbering about 55.  We have been learning music in Read more »