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Guy Mendilow Ensemble at Club Passim
November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Forgotten Kingdom performed by Guy Mendilow Ensemble [Boston album release] at Club Passim
Embark on a musical trek through a nearly lost world with Guy Mendilow Ensemble’s The Forgotten Kingdom at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, November 30th at 7:30 PM. A group with members from the Middle East, South and North America, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble operates on the notion that incredible stories and emotionally sweeping experiences can do far more than just entertain. With this premise in mind, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble combines world-class musicianship with cinematic storytelling, conjuring voices lost to war and upheaval, whisking audiences to distant times and picturesque places and, ultimately, inspiring the motivation to care beyond our day-to-day. Journey through former Ottoman lands starting in Sarajevo and winding through Salónica in a narrative-driven performance reimagining the historical record of Sephardic communities of the Balkans and Mediterranean. In this sweeping adventure, music and storytelling conjure an imagi-nation lost to war, recorded in a language that blends archaic Spanish with Turkish and Greek. The bittersweet yearning of fado, the rhythmic and emotional intensity of flamenco combine with cinematic arrangements stirring those familiar with the culture and those new to it. Rendering stories and songs of an older age with drama, humour and heart, The Forgotten Kingdom finds highly resonant, deeply moving connections to contemporary struggles, debates, and dilemmas. Tickets are on-sale now at www.clubpassim.org. Voci Angelica Trio is opening.