Sephardi music specialist Gerard Edery is without a doubt the most world renowned artist of that genre. Over the last two decades, Mr Edery has released important recordings which are references in the music world. He has performed all over the world and brought knowledge of his talent to various audiences. Over the next two months, Gerard Edery will perform in important venues and festivals such as Festival Internacional de Musica Sefardi (Cordoba, Spain) and the Fez Festival of Sacred World Music (Fez, Morocco). He will also tour in Poland and Paris among others.
Here are some of his scheduled performances:
May 10th, 6pm: Faiths in Tune International Interfaith Festival, Turin (Italy).
May 19th, 8pm: Hala Koszyki, Warsaw (Poland).
May 20th, 3pm: Klubokawiarnia Babel, Warsaw (Poland).
June 1st, 7:30pm: The Chopin Salon, Warsaw (Poland).
June 3, 6:30pm: Centre Communautaire Juif, Paris (France).
June 5th, 10pm: XVII Festival Internacional de Musica Sefardi, Cordoba (Spain).
June 18th: Zachor Festival, Bialystok (Poland).
June 28th and 29th, 6pm: Festival of World Sacred Music of Fez (Morocco).
All the details of the above performances can be found on www.GerardEdery.com.
GERARD EDERY (Vocals/Guitar) has at his command a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions. He regularly uncovers and preserves songs, stories and melodies from Europe and the Middle East, and energizes these repertoires by interpreting them for contemporary audiences. One of the world’s foremost experts in the wide-ranging music of the Sephardic Diaspora, he is a recipient of the Sephardic Musical Heritage Award and a Meet the Composer grant for his original songs. A performer in great demand throughout the US, Canada and Europe, he has performed at prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world. In addition to his busy concert schedule, he has released 17 CDs on the Sefarad Records label as well as a much-acclaimed Sephardic Songbook: www.gerardedery.com
“An ecumenical celebration that honours both Christianity and Judaism!” – The editors, MANN ABOUT TOWN
“‘Two Faiths, One Voice’ just might be the most culturally eclectic item in Edery’s already diverse catalog.” – Alexander Gelfand, THE FORWARD
“A very exciting recording… remarkable material!” – Irene Backalenick, ALL ABOUT JEWISH THEATRE, JEWISH POST & OPINION
“The music was haunting, always in a minor key, and indeed it was difficult to determine whether the melodies came from Jewish or Christian sources. Both Edery and Krupoves are compelling performers and accomplished musicians.” – Irene Backalenick, ALL ABOUT JEWISH THEATRE, JEWISH POST & OPINION
“With the great Lithuanian ethnomusicologist, Yiddishist and singer Maria Krupoves, Edery embarked on a global series of concerts. (…) If audience reaction is any indicator, the musical collaborators have succeeded in this endeavor, with huge ovations after every song.” – George Robinson, JEWISH WEEK