The New York Andalus Ensemble, under the direction of Samuel Torjman Thomas, will be performing a set of music from the North African and Spanish repertoire, in Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, and Ladino.
The Washington Jewish Music Festival is the flagship of the DCJCC’s year-round music program. Established in 1999 with a lead gift from the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the WJMF promotes a broader appreciation of Jewish culture and connects the Greater Washington, D.C. community through music. WJMF presents extraordinary performing artists who preserve and invigorate Jewish music in contemporary culture. Through collaborations, educational programming and free events, the Festival actively engages people throughout the greater DC community in cross-cultural dialogue.
Samuel Torjman Thomas oud, vocals, nai Judy Gelman Myers vocals Laura Lassy Townsend vocals Eylem Basaldi violin Brandon Terzic oud/guitar John Murchison bass, percussion Eric Platz percussion Avi Chetrit percussion