April25 2023 (Tue)
7:30 PM

The world connected through music

Traditional Persian and Mandingo songs

Sts. Simon and Jude Church | Classical Music

80 minutes | Available

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Date: April 25, 2023 | 19:30 (Tue)
Venue: Sts. Simon and Jude Church
Duration: 80 minutes
Status: Available
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Music is movement, constant change, a kind of journey. Take an imaginary trip with the African and Persian music..

Tehran-born setar lute grandmaster Kiya Tabassian knows his stuff. In 1990, he left Iran for Montreal, where he founded the Constantinople ensemble, which is a bridge primarily between Western and Eastern traditions. However, Kiya searches for and finds unexpected connections in the South as well.

For the Traversées project, he approached the singer and top kora, African lute player, Ablay Cissok. This native of Kolda, Senegal, carries the thousand-year-old tradition of Mandingo Africa, just as Kiya carries the Persian tradition. Together, they look at the very roots of music, where folk art meets author's art. In this context, let us recall Saints Simon and Jude, who also traveled through Africa and Persia two thousand years ago.

Program: 

  • DIEGO ORTIZ
  • AMÍR CHOSRAU DIHLAVÍ
  • TRADITIONAL PERSIAN AND MANDINGO SONGS

Performing: 

CONSTANTINOPLE:

Ablaye CISSOKO | kore, voice
Kiya TABASSIAN | setar, voice
Pierre-Yves MARTEL | viola da gamba
Patrick GRAHAM | percussion

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  • No intermission

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