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Ya Ghorbati: Divas In Exile

Date(s) - 06/15/2022
8:00 pm

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Congregation Beth Elohim


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New Jewish Culture

Ya Ghorbati: Divas In Exile

Presenting the greatest hits of mid-century North African Judeo-Arab divas Line Monty, Zohra Elfassia, Hbiba Msika, Salim Halali and more…

About this event

In Ya Ghorbati, singer Laura Elkeslassy musically excavates her family’s history in Morocco, France, and Israel, coming face-to-face with forgotten ancestors and reclaiming a lost family name. Developed in collaboration with music director Ira Khonen Temple, this project weaves together the stories of Judeo-Arab divas from the last century with new performances of folk and sacred music. Ya Ghorbati looks across time and space to tell a tale of political upheaval, exile, and displacement—ultimately questioning the supposed binary of Arab and Jew. Read the full story of Ya Ghorbati on Ayin Press!

This event is funded by the New Jewish Culture Fellowship, and co-sponsored by Jewish Currents and Ayin Press.


Laura Elkeslassy

Ya Ghorbati: Divas in Exile

Music direction: Ira Khonen Temple

Featuring: Eylem Basaldi, Yoni Avi Battat, April Centrone, Zoe Guigueno.

Masks and vaccinations are required for this event. Entrance to the CBE Sanctuary is at the corner of 8th Ave. and Garfield Pl, with a street-level entrance and elevator access at 271 Garfield Pl.

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